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Day 5 at the VKWC Fuerteventura

A challenging day for the riders today at the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships as the wind failed to arrive as had been forecasted. The Men’s Freestyle Elimination Quarter finals were all set to get underway, but unfortunately had to be called off after only one heat. The day’s events were supposed to commence with heat number 25, Current World Champion Christophe Tack (BE/Liquid Force) against Dominican rider Posito Martinez (DR/Da Silva). However, due to an injury which he sustained two days ago, Posito was unable to compete, meaning Tack passed through to the Semi Finals automatically. The following heat was a true battle seeing 1x World Champion Alex Pastor (ES/Airush) up against rival and 2x World Champion Youri Zoon (NL/Best). Youri commenced his heat well with a spectacular Back-side 317 and seemed to be ready to give it his all. However as the winds lightened slightly, Zoon struggled to maintain the same power and confidence with which he had started, and the advantage went to Pastor who managed to maintain good height and power, launching himself into an outstanding KGB5. The victory finally went to Pastor, who was delighted with his efforts as it is the first time this year …


2015 Fuerteventura Kitesurf World Championship – Day 2

Day 2 of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Today the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships got started with a full day of action on the crystal clear waters of Sotavento beach, with spectators lining up to watch the first rounds of the Men’s and Women’s freestyle event. Following the 11am rider’s meeting, the day’s events commenced with the Women’s Freestyle Elimination. Fuerteventura’s well known strong wind was blowing in full force, and the girls prepared themselves to compete in the forecasted 25 to 30 knots. Using kite sizes ranging from 6 to 9 metres, the girls were powered up and ready to battle it out on the water. The first heat commenced with 9x World Champion Gisela Pulido (ES/Best) who hit the water together with UK rider and fellow Best kiteboarding team mate Hannah Whiteley (GB/Best). The Spanish rider came in shortly after to change to a larger kite. This enabled her to continue her heat in a powerful and stylish manner which allowed her to advance over her fellow team mate. Next heat up was Brazilian rider and 1x World Champion Bruna Kajiya (BR/Airush) who faced Annabel Van Westerop (Aruba/Cabrinha) and Danish newcomer Therese Taabbel (DN/Cabrinha). …


Registration day at VKWC Fuerteventura 2015

The Virgin Kitesurf World Championship (VKWC) is extremely happy to be welcomed to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, for what is set to be an action-packed week for spectators and competitors alike. Sotavento is a spot that never fails to deliver in action and excitement, and this, being the 15th year of the Kitesurf World Cup, will be no exception. Welcome to the 2015 Fuerteventura Kitesurf World Championship hosted by Rene Egli Center. The guys and girls of the VKWC are preparing themselves to battle it out on the water, in both the freestyle and big air disciplines. Let’s get ready to watch the World’s elite kiteboard riders fight their way up the competition ladder, fuelled by Fuerteventura’s renowned nuclear winds. Sotavento is located on Fuerteventura’s South-east coast, an area now famous for it’s great weather, beautiful beaches and strong winds. It’s possibly one of the hardest stops on the World Tour due to the challenging strong wind conditions. At this location, anything can happen, so be prepared to enjoy all of the action each day and stay tuned for our regular updates. Registered for the freestyle event we have 21 men and 10 women of 14 different nationalities. With Liam Whaley (ES/Cabrinha) …

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