Watch the highlights of the Big Air competition in Porto Pollo, at the fourth day of the 2016 Sardinia Kiteboarding Grand Slam.
2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships
It was a typical start for the second-to-last day of the event, blue skies once again covered the Sardinian coast with a slightly lighter strength breeze than the previous two days. The wind was still very contestable however with most riders using between eleven to fourteen square meter kites. As the finals had all been run the previous day, today was used to complete the heats for the lower placed rankings. The big question for the day of course being whether Martinez could win two heats and come back for a 5thplace finish and secure himself the world title! In his first heat Martinez faced fellow Dominican rider Del Rosario, the heat was a strange one with Del Rosario performing almost all of his tricks outside of the box, both riders on the beach and judges were wondering whether this had in fact been scripted from the start? Del Rosario had a cheeky looking smile on his face which makes us think it likely that it was. Martinez progressed from this first heat to go up against the local Italian rider Contini. This final heat kept everyone on the edge of their seats as it looked like the pressure had …
Wrap up video of day 3 of the 2016 Sardinia Kiteboarding Grand Slam. Watch the action in Porto Pollo!
Wrap up video of the fourth day of competition at the 2016 Pingtan Kiteboarding Grand Slam. Check it out!
Check out some of the action from Day 3 in Pingtan beach!
Highlights from Day 5 of the third round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships, being held in Pingtan, China.
Check out the highlight video of the first day of competition in Pingtan, China, the third round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships.
Halfway through another challenging season, the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships calendar has been updated with the possible line up of events for the second half of the year. While the final event – where the 2016 World Champions will be crowned – has been confirmed to be held in Porto Pollo from 16 to 22 October 2016, the upcoming three events in Germany, Morocco and China are still to be confirmed. We hope to have final confirmation in the next few weeks. Porto Pollo is probably one of the windiest spots in Europe, and the event site features prevailing side/side-offshore winds often reaching 30-40 knots in perfectly flat water. Freestyle and Big Air is scheduled to be held at the Final, with a total of 50.000 EUR prize money up for grabs. Also, at the World Championships Final, the 2016 World Champions in both disciplines will be crowned. Currently the ranking consists of the successful events in El Gouna and Leucate. The Notice of Race has been updated to reflect the changes in the calendar. There is also an improved elimination ladder for Freestyle and a few minor changes in the assignments of tricks to the trick categories, so …
Check out the wrap up video of day two of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships in El Gouna.
The “Mondial Du Vent”, one of the longest running kiteboarding events, has been confirmed to host the second round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships. Located on the beach of La Franqui, Leucate is well known for its strong o…