Posts Tagged ‘Pedro Matos’


Posted: 10th Juli 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Follow Airton Cozzolino, Matchu Lopes, Sebastian Ribeiro and Pedro Matos on a ‘Ozdyssey’ in Western OZ, as they chase the swell of their dreams.

Brazilian rider Pedro Matos shows us his recent strapless video, picturing some fun kitewave sessions in Rio de Janeiro. Have a look!

Skippers meeting started at 07.30 since the forecast was looking good with a southern wind. Despite of the fact that the wind took some time to build, the contest went on hold. Around 11.30 the wind kicked in strong with wind speeds of approx. 25 knots.

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Since the first round was not finished on day 1, day 2 kicks off with the last 3 heats. Top favourite Sebastian Rebeiro did what he had to do andscored the 1st place advancing straight to round 3. The secretary of sport in the state of Catarina, Tanio Barreto, surfed really well in the tough conditions. Tanio is a former WCT surfer and knows how to play the game. With a heat score of 11.60 he also advanced to round 3.

The rain heavily increased and which resulted in lacked visibility for the judges to judge the riders. Therefore the contest went on hold. Around 15.00 the organisation decided to run the first three heats of round 2.

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The following riders won their heat (round 2) and advancing into round 3:

Heat 1: Davi Moraes (BRA)
Heat 2: Max Blom (NED)
Heat 3: Ian Glaza (BRA)

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After heat 3 the contest was cancelled for the day due to too much rain and bad visibility for the judges. The competition will start at heat 4 of round 2.

The forecast does not look good for day 3 since it says light winds. Later this week the wind will build again and so does the swell.

The Mystic Pro

The Mystic Pro carries total price money of 20.000 BRS, which is similar to 8000 USD.

A few exiting heats coming up!

The Mystic Pro Brazil Day 1

The first day of competition promised to be a good day with a forecasted Northeast wind. The swell was already pumping in the morning and stayed on for the rest of the day. First call for round 1 was given at 14.30 to kick off the first heat of the day.

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The wind didn’t built stronger so the conditions were challenging for the riders. The goofy footers were the favourites to showcase well in round 1. Former KSP World Champion Airton Cozolino (ITA) surfed really strong, scoring a top score of 13.33. Felipe Ferreira (BRA) was the other standout of round 1 and surfed with a lot of confidence. He managed to set the highest score of the day 16.63, which makes him one of the favorites to take the title here in Imbituba – Brazil.

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Other round 1 winners:

Dhuda Khard, Leo Chines, Felipe Ferreira, Leandro Martins, Mauricio Pedreira, Airton Cozolino, Pedro Matos, Guilly Brandão, Roberto Veira, Fabio Nunes.

Top KSP rider Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) will ride his first heat on day 2, because the last three heats of the day were postponed due to a lack of wind.

The Mystic Pro is a kite wave contest presented by Mystic and the State of Santa Catarina in cooperation with the Brazilian Kitesurf Association.

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Augusto Sampaio President of the ABK about the event:

“For us this event means a lot, we are proud to have such a big event as our official wave championship. Mystic is a great partner to have on our side to make it all happen. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship and may the best rider win!”

Mystic MD Max Blom about the event:

“We are very happy to have our own contest here in Brazil. Together with the state we teamed up in order to set up this great event. The kite community is very big in the south of Brazil and the level is surprisingly high. Everybody surfs and the waves are just phenomenal from time to time. Unfortunately I ended up 2nd in my heat but I am looking forward to round 2”.

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The conditions for day 2 look very promising again. The wind will change to South, so the regular footers are becoming the favourites. With an increasing swell it might be an exiting day!