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Boost, loop, foil and surf with Jalou Langeree, Jesse Richman and Nick Jacobsen.

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Riding the same wave KEVVLOG³ #21

Posted: 3rd Dezember 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Kevin and Jalou Langeree riding the same wave! How cool is that?! Be sure to watch the new episode of KEVVLOG³.

Extra footage by Ryan Osmand

Airton Cozzolino and Jalou Langeree are the GKA Mauritius champions. Watch the highlights of the final day of competition at Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

Video by Mintautas Grigas

Kevin Langeree became an ambassador for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and was invited, together with his sister Jalou, to check out their marine conservation program in Cape Cod. Dutch rider had also time for a fun foil session. Watch Kevin’s new vlog!

Jalou Langeree joins North international team. Here is the clip!

Keahi de Aboitiz and Jalou Langeree win the Single Eliminations.

Check the report below.

Saturday 15th December
Photos: Ydwer van der Heide
Report: Matt Pearce
Videos: Mintautas Grigas


Matchu prepares / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

It was another early start this morning as the men rigged up in the dark preparing for a 06:00 AM kick off at Point Danger. The wind was more side shore than yesterday with a slightly improved swell angle as well which made for some decent conditions and the day’s first heat – heat 10b featuring Matchu Lopes and Jarrod Snow – was on the water shortly after sunrise.


Matchu icking off day four and the single eliminations / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Matchu took the heat convincingly with a super clean no-handed wave 360 and fellow Cape Verdean wave seeking savant Mitu Monteiro then came up with a masterful backhand performance to win the following heat against Paulo Aurelio.

Next up wave riding heavyweights Sebastian Ribeiro and local legend James Carew went at it for a place in the quarter finals. James is one of the tour’s standout up-and-comers but Sebastian used to compete on the QS pro surfing tour and his ability in the waves is next level.

He was deftly looping his kite for power and keeping his centre of gravity low, catching the best sections from the start with powered lip hacks and floaty backside tail slides time after time.


Sebastian drives the tail / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Carew answered back with his muscular, powered riding style and a barrage of toeside aerials and then finished up by linking a couple of airs on a solid runner out the back as the final minutes ticked down but Sebastian had done the business and he was through to the semis.


James Carew burying the rail / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

What followed was the best heat of the event up to that point. Aussie ripper Beau Pilgrim, who spends much of his time kiting at the famous Namotu Island in Fiji, took on Airton Cozzolino in the final heat of round three and he opened with a blinding backside top turn on his first wave. Disaster then struck for Beau as his kite ejected onto the safety line and it lost him valuable time that Airton was able to capitalise on.

Airton struck hard on his front hand with the most powerful top turn of the event so far, obliterating the lip and exploding into the heat after a slow start.


Airton lines one up for the spectators / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

He followed up with a stylish air reverse as Beau continued to flounder relaunching his kite but the Australian was quite soon back in the game and on his next ride he managed five turns before the wave ground out on the inside section of the reef.

At this point, it was starting to look very close indeed but Airton’s sheer technical skill is undeniable and a stomped aerial off the lip followed by a smooth wave reverse was enough to give him the edge over Beau as the buzzer sounded. It was close though, with Airton scoring 13.17 and Beau notching up 11.89 making this one of the tightest and highest scoring heats of the event.


On to the quarter finals / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

In the quarter-finals the intensity went up a level. Keahi dispatched Jan Marcos Riveras with a barrage of air reverses and effortless tail slides and then Matchu overcame Pedro Matos to book his place in the semis.

Sebastian Ribeiro then struck a massive blow by beating Airton Cozzolino to secure a route to a semi-final heat against Mitu Monteiro with Keahi preparing to face Matchu. Airton had allowed himself to get sucked in to going for a higher wave count but he was taking the smaller sets inside the reef while Sebastian was going for fewer waves but the ones he did take were bigger and he was able to make more out of them. It was a case of quality over quantity and it paid off for Sebastian.


Tour leader Airton exits the KSWT Torquay / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Keahi won the first semis heat with a shuvit into a wave 360, the most technical move so far at the KSWT Torquay, and he was through to the super-final.

Who would take him on though? Mitu or Sebastian? Either rider would have been a worthy contestant and Keahi’s met them both in finals in the past but Sebastian’s near faultless, pure surf style was working well for him. It wasn’t easy to pick waves today with sets cropping up seemingly at random but Sebastian had tuned into the conditions and he had the pick of the sets. Advantage Ribeiro – it was onto the finals. Or so we hoped.


Mitu prepares for the semis / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

The wind threw yet another curveball at this point and dropped right off and for several hours Point Danger was shrouded in fog with the wind barely pushing past ten knots.


The waiting game continues as the cloud lifts / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Then, at 16:00, a sea breeze began to blow in from the north, the sun came out and things started to look promising. The wind was now blowing cross-off from the left and the waves were transformed from snarling onshore lumps to clean, moulded peelers. It was an entirely different playing field to what the riders had started on this morning and Keahi tentatively tacked out to the reef and was soon joined by Matchu and Sebastian and then finally Mitu. The finalists were ready and the heat sequence began.


Keahi on the attack / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

The super-final was up first and Keahi opened on a double-up on the left hand corner of the reef. Riding on his backhand, he was throwing the cleanest, most stylish backside top turns of the comp driving huge fans of spray with every hit. Sebastian was also riding on his backside and, like Keahi, was showing an excellent tactical understanding of the waves. Every time before he committed to a wave you could see him eyeing down the line to see how it might unfold but he seemed to focus more on smaller sets on the inside while Keahi stayed out the back picking off bombs.


Sebastian Ribeiro in the single eliminations / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Both Keahi and Sebastian are at the top of their game when it comes to waves, but Keahi had the measure of Sebastian today and even managed to stall his way into the first barrel of the event before the buzzer went.

Next up came the mini-final with Matchu taking on Mitu for third place. These guys have logged so many hours in the water together over the years both freeriding and in competition and they know each other’s riding inside out. This was the tighter of the two heats and Mitu brought a really creative edge to his riding, constantly alternating between backside and switch frontside and showing just how comfortable he is with both. At one point, he switched from backside to frontside in between turns on one wave and he was living up to his nickname – the Maestro!


Mitu Monteiro in the mini-final / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Matchu wasn’t backing off though. He knew that he’d potentially lost his second place ranking to Keahi by failing to make the final and maybe that lessened the pressure for him and allowed him to relax into the heat more fully. He wanted to win, but it looked like he was having fun with it and he even managed a little cover up on one of his bigger waves. But was it enough? As the sun began to set over Point Danger we had our answer.


Birthday boy takes the win / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide

Matchu had made up for losing his second place ranking (for now – he may yet find redemption in the doubles) by taking third in the mini-final over Mitu while Keahi had won the super-final ahead of Sebastian – and on his birthday too!

At this point the women’s results from yesterday’s single eliminations were also announced in front of the crowd at Point Danger. Jalou had done the job ahead of Carla Herrera Oria in second while Johanna Catharina Edin had taken third with Jennie Milton in fourth.

SINGLE ELIMINATION RESULTS

WOMEN

1: Jalou Langeree – NL
2: Carla Herrera Oria – ESP
3: Johanna Catharina Edin – SE
4: Jennie Milton – AUS

MEN

1: Keahi de Aboitiz – AUS
2: Sebatian Ribeiro – BRA
3: Matchu Lopes – CV / ESP
4: Mitu Monteiro – CV

So these are the results so far but the action’s not necessarily over yet. Tomorrow the riders will be back at Point Danger for 08:00 AM as they ready themselves for the double eliminations if conditions allow. As it stands, Keahi and Jalou have the lead but that could all change if their potential pursuers have their way!

Source: global-kitesports.org

Jalou Langeree wins the final against Sabine Beukeleers at Ceara Kite Pro, in Prea. Watch some moments from the Women’s Singles!

Video by Mintautas Grigas

Camille and Jalou win the Single Eliminations.
Check the report!

CAMILLE SILENCES COZZOLINO AND JALOU HITS THE TOP AGAIN

Friday 23rd November
Report: Jim Gaunt
Photos: Ydwer van der Heide
Videos: Mintautas Grigas

The main event continues today with skippers’ meeting at 10:00 AM (GMT-3) and a first possible start at 10:30 (GMT-3).

First up yesterday was the women’s single elimination. Eight women competed over three rounds for the fourth time this season before 2x World Champion Jalou Langeree found herself back on top of the podium, this time at The Ceara Kite Pro in Prea.


Women’s single elimination top four . Scroll down for results

Among the eight women we saw two newcomers impress the beach and no doubt all livestream viewers with their confident approach and steady trick accumulation.


Sabine Beukeleers, sockin’ it to the girls

51 year-old Belgian Sabine Beukeleers has 15 years kiteboarding experience and many trips to Brazil under her belt, but is new to competition. Bringing some innovative new spins and board-offs with a fluid style, she cruised her way through to meet Jalou in Wednesday’s women’s single elimination final. Jalou managed to hold firm but any slip up on her part would have left the door open. Tense times for Jalou but with a front roll, no grab back roll, toe-side air reverse, air reverse one footer and a big tweaked air, she’s getting the business done in her quest to regain top spot on the tour. Prior to that current leader Carla Herrera-Oria was ejected in round one by Sabine!


Jalou Langeree glided to victory

Another emphatic debut came from Marcela Witt, already a star herself here in Brazil with her own kitesurfing lifestyle and surfing TV show on the biggest sports network, Canal-Off. Cousin of men’s competitor Pedro Matos and a third generation kiter in her family having followed on from her grandfather and father, she switched her focus from wave to strapless freestyle just a month ago and spent the last weeks here in Prea training hard, which paid off. She showed some of the most fluid front and back rolls in the women’s event alongside as a varied mix of air reverses. Look out for her again in the doubles which should resume tomorrow.


Marcella Witt

WOMEN’S SINGLE ELIMINATION RESULT:

1 Jalou Langeree (NED)
2 Sabine Beukeleers (BEL)
3 Marcela Witt (BRA)
4 Charlotte Carpentier (FRA)

MEN’S SINGLE ELIMINATION FINALS

The men hit the water right after the women’s finals and we dropped right back into peak performance with the mini-final between Mitu Monteiro and Australian James Carew. Pound for pound this was a big heat, pitching the brute kite loop power of James against the mechanical combination accuracy of Mitu.


Carew turning the kite loop screw on Mitu

In the end James continued his run of podium positions claiming third spot and pushing Mitu into fourth. Once again the young Australian nailed an impressive example of his monster big back roll with a tic-tac (board spin in the hands) at the apex of his trick, before dropping into a rodeo on the way down and nailing a no-doubt landing. Adding to his score was a fast front roll shuvit.


Mitu Monteiro

Mitu rode well, but perhaps lacked the overall height and amplitude of James who is on an almost unstoppable competition high at the moment.


Airton getting a little quiet time ahead of the final

The final between Camille and Airton was the one we’d all been waiting for. French 19 year-old Camille Delannoy has lived right here in Prea with his family for the last seven years, and boy does it show. He hadn’t put a foot wrong in each of his four single elimination heats and managed to hit the water today with his fuse still lit from yesterday.


Camille on the charge

Airton started the final with two big crashes, (later revealing that he had to make a kite switch mid-heat because of a deflating centre strut). Totally out of character he looked shaken and immediately craned his neck round to see Camille landing the first of his huge double front roll combinations. Once again Camille blended height and amplitude with immense power and yet his landings were somehow rarely in doubt.


Airton in the final

Airton anxiously threw everything into the last few minutes, but Camille sealed Airton’s third defeat in pure strapless freestyle competition in three years. Not a bad record really…

It was a slight change in format to help aid the order of flow for the livestream that may have hindered Airton. For the last three years we’ve marvelled at how Airton is able to stack tricks across six different scoring categories within the same tack, back to back. He can move beyond catching distance inside a minute. Did he feel restrained by the fact that there was a gentleman’s agreement that riders would do just one trick per tack in the quest towards quality over quantity overall? Maybe, but whenever he looked round at Camille the young French powerhouse was stomping huge manoeuvres with a clinical rhythm, followed immediately by a roar of approval from his family and friends on the beach.

Airton’s not used to being beaten, it’s only happened three times in a pure freestyle heat in three years, but it sets up the prospect of the reigning champion entering the late stages of today’s double elimination with revenge on his mind.

Busy at work on Fridays? Probably best to just take the afternoon off and watch the livestream. It’s gonna go off!


Men’s single elimination podium

MEN’S SINGLE ELIMINATION RESULTS:

1 Camille Delannoy (FRA)
2 Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
3 James Carew (AUS)
4 Mitu Monteiro (CV)

We closed Thursday out on heat 41b after 17 heats of the double elimination in the afternoon. The pick of the Brazilian wildcards who’s still in the competition is Leonardo Da Souza remains in the competition as the only surving Brazilian wildcard (of four who entered the comp) with a very natural surfstyle. Canadian Reece Myerscough continues to pull out heat winning front roll shovits. Wherever his journey may end at this event, Brazil will be a season’s best for him. Of course lying in wait is a steady stream of big guns in this one heat wonder knockout phase.

Watch the the highlights from the single eliminations below!

Friday’s skippers’ meeting is at 10:00AM (GMT-3) and a first possible start at 10:30 (GMT-3).

Jalou Langeree and Moona Whyte enjoying some fun free ride sessions at the famous spot Encuentro, in Cabarete. See for yourself!

Jalou Langeree and friends headed out to north of Holland for a kite expedition. What was supposed to be a fun sunrise session, ended up with an attempt of rescuing a seal wrapped in a net. This is the result of a polluted ocean… Take an action and keep our oceans clean!