Watch Mitu Monteiro and Airton Cozzolino in action at the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle event in Dakhla.
2016 GKA Strapless Freestyle
And so draws to a close the 2016 GKA Wave and Strapless Freestyle Tour after a long day of back-to-back heats that whittled down the competitive field to just two riders, Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS) and Airton Cozzolino (ITA). Although there were a number of riders who could have held their own in the final, it was equally no real surprise that these two found themselves battling it out for the top spot. A real clash of the titans. The waves had been steadily improving as the tide dropped and as Keahi and Airton took to the water they ramped the level up, giving us one last 15 minutes of flair with the size-able sets coming through. Going wave for wave for the entire heat, they put on a show of astounding ability and vastly different styles. Going for broke, Airton threw everything at the final / PHOTO: Ydwer van der Heide Airton was all commitment and power, driving hard through bottom turns and attacking the lip with a vengeance while Keahi calmly sought out the best waves he could before carving them to pieces in his smooth, unfaultering style. At the end of the heat, to the onlooker, it …
Watch here the tense tussle in the trials and the action from round one in Dakhla.
Wrap-up of the 2016 GKA Strapless Freestyle Event in Sotavento, Fuerteventura, where Paulino Pereira made an excellent result coming 3rd. Watch Paulino in action! Filmed & edited by: Diogo Cardoso