Watch Mitu Monteiro and Airton Cozzolino in action at the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle event in Dakhla.
2016 GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour
Paulino Pereira has been a revelation this year and is sitting solidly in third position on the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour. Know a little bit more about the Portuguese rider here!
Left tentatively hanging at the end of day three at the Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro on Friday, it felt like a long wait until the Levante wind eventually decided to kick in for the start of the semi finals on day four. A complete switch in wind direction from the Poniente of previous days, the morning started out very hot indeed, but that certainly also brought the crowds to Valdevaqueros, eagerly anticipating the mouthwatering performance potential from the four riders who would be vying for the first event win on the 2016 GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour. Eventually a wind line started to approach the shore and within minutes the wind reading on the dial in the judge’s tower hit 20 knots. At 4pm it was game on! SEMI FINAL #01: Matchu Lopez Vs Jan Marcos Riveras Slightly cross-offshore and punching through, the Levante left some lighter wind patches close to shore, however the kickers were holding up much more invitingly and this change in conditions meant we’d get to see how the riders could adapt to the different direction, and their ability to do tricks both ways. Getting straight into the ten minute heat, the action ran hot. …