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Martinez and Magaji claim Porto Pollo Big Air titles, while Bridge and Rosa win the Freestyle competition

Day four once again saw sunny skies and twenty knot winds to grace the competition area here in beautiful Porto Pollo. It was a big day with all the finals completed and some unlikely upsets in the Mens disciplines. The Womens Big Air had no real surprises, with tour leader Magaji once again showing her ability to boost big and pull off tricks that not many other Women can do. Magaji strolled through to a deserved first place finish with some high jumps and smooth rotations wowing the judges and crowd. The Womens Freestyle was also no real surprise with round one Brazilian favorite Rosa showing her dominance against the Big Air champion Magaji. Rosa showed the crowd and judges a graceful display of tricks, including; S-bend to Blind, 313, Backside 313 and Back to Blind, proving she’s deserved of the title. It’s great to see Womens Freestyle progressing over the last few years and we can be sure that Brazil will continue to deliver world class riders. The Mens Big Air was intense. Judges had a hard time splitting the difference with what has been dubbed the closest heat of the year. Hoppe, Martinez, Crathern and Burgers all put …


Freestyle and Big Air action kicks off in Porto Pollo

Riders and staff rose to both sunshine and wind this morning. At the ten o’clock skippers meeting the call was made to start with the Freestyle draw and then move on to the Big Air as the wind was forecast to increase later in the day. In round one of the Mens Freestyle Corniel was upset by the young British prodigy Tom Bridge, Corniel was sent to round two but managed to take out Hoppe in convincing form securing himself a place in the quarter finals. Hendrick Burgers also put up a valiant effort against the explosive Dominican rider Martinez, however he fell just short of securing himself a victory. The Aruban was forced into round two where he sealed a pretty convincing win over the Italian rider Cantini with some of his trade mark Front Blind Mobes. The quarterfinals are where the action will heat up with three man heats all stacked with the best riders. Both Corniel and Martinez have a great chance of taking out the world championships this event so no doubt the pressure on them will be high. Will there be some more upsets? Tune in tomorrow to find out! In round one of the …


Spectacular show on Day 5 of VKWC Tarifa 2015

The Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) third stop saw a great day of action at Balneario spot. The 30 to 35 knots of Levante – cross offshore wind – allowed riders to continue through freestyle male and female Rounds 3. The fifth day of competition was then completed by Round 1 of big air discipline where competitors delivered a real show that delighted the audience. Females were the first to get down to business with Gisela Pulido (ES) facing Annelous Lammerts (NL). Pulido felt at ease again in the gusty and strong wind of Tarifa, performing a number of great tricks such as a 313 and a well-executed S-Bend to Blind. For Annelous Lammerts, things were more complicated as she kicked off her heat crashing and loosing her kite. The Dutch girl had to go back out with her 4.5 meter kite and struggled to land her moves while Gisela added points to her score, advancing in the semifinals. In the next heat, Bruna Kajiya (BR) was up against Kristiin Oja (EE) who soon crashed her kite and got her lines tangled. Meanwhile the Brazilian made the most of the spot riding alone and nailing a powerful S-Bend to Blind …

Marc Jacobs

VKWC Venezuela – Big Air male & female finals results of day 5

The second stop of the Virgin World Kitesurf Championships (VKWC) ended today with male and female big air event. Despite light winds, the competition saw many local competitors together with the world best riders. They all managed to deliver aerial manoeuvres that delighted the crowds. Congratulations to the big air winners Marc Jacobs (NZ) and Gisela Pulido (ES) who have been crowned during the closing ceremony of the event held at partner Hotel Coche Paradise. After the qualifiers yesterday, the show took place today in front of a large Venezuelan audience that came to support their local riders. The competition saw some of the big names of the discipline such as Kevin Langeree (NL), current leader after his victory in Dakhla (Morocco), powerhouse rider Marc Jacobs, flying man Reno Romeu (BR) and also local star and multiple times windsurfing world champion Ricardo Campello (VE). Besides windsurfing, it turns out that Campello is also an avid kiteboarder. Hebert Augusto and Hernan Arends were the two local men on form of the day. They managed to advance to the semifinals up against Eudazio Da Silva (BR) and Kevin Langeree. People were screaming at every jump attempt of their country-mates to encourage them. …


Registration day at Isla de Coche, Venezuela 2015

The best riders in the world have all gathered in Isla de Coche for the registration of the second stop of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC). 49 participants from 18 countries are ready to battle and show their best tricks in both freestyle and big air disciplines. 20 to 25 knots is forecast for the next few days and it is looking very promising for the rest of the week. « We usually have great conditions here and the forecast seems to be pretty good. I think the event is going to be excellent and I am very happy to welcome the World Tour again. I am a kiteboarder and I do this for the love of the sport. Everybody loves kiteboarding here and I think we can expect a large audience to support the competition » Richard Farr, local organizer. Great freestyle action is expected. Current number one Liam Whaley (ES) will try to claim his first back-to-back victory after having won the first stop in Dakhla, Morocco. He will fight against more experienced riders such as reigning world champion Christophe Tack (BE), five-time world champion Aaron Hadlow (GB) and also two-time world champion Youri Zoon (NL). As …


Hannah Whiteley on Tour – Dakhla VKWC

Hannah Whiteley competing on the first stop of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships held in Dakhla, Morocco, last March. Watch an overview of what went down in the Freestyle, Big Air and Waves disciplines. With the perfect conditions, Hannah took the 2nd place in the Big Air and a 5th place in the Freestyle. Shot & edited by: Roo Hamer Songs: Why Mess It Up – Nard Berings & Oil and Water – Mitchell Marlow Additional footage by: Noe Font & Lewis Crathern

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