Matoz and Correia take wave titles in Pingtan while Crathern and Magaji top Big Air leaderboards Day two at the 2016 Pingtan Kiteboarding Grand Slam got off to a somewhat lazy start – as the tide was still very low early on, the decision was made to hold back the competition and wait for better water and wave conditions later on. By 11am the conditions were looking great and the Big Air finals for both Men and Women commenced followed by the Waveriding discipline. The Women’s Big-Air losers final (for 5th place) saw a notable absence of the Brazilian Ferreira who said she was saving her energy for the Waveriding finals. The heat commenced without her and the three Women all fought hard for a place. It was however to be Korean rider Youngeun Lee narrowly inching out the other two Women (Tien and Jantawan) with some lofty big jumps towards the end of the heat securing her an overall 5th place finish. It was assumed that the Women’s final (heat 8) would be an easy win for Magaji given her performance the day earlier, she however got off to a slow start with both Correia and Chen gaining a …
2016 Kiteboarding World Championships
For the first time ever, El Gouna will play host for an international kiteboarding competition.
Well known for its perfect conditions, the El Gouna Orascom Kiteboarding Grand Slam will take place from March 20 to 27, 2016 at Elements – El Gouna….