Prea in Brazil has proved itself once again as a phenomenal spot for world-class kitesurf event and yesterday we completed the main event where Mikaili Sol & Airton Cozzolino were crowned as the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Prea event winners. Read the full report about the finals here: https://www.gkakiteworldtour.com/airton-and-mikaili-are-the-ceara-kite-pro-champions/ : Mintautas Grigas #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKACeara…
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Australia 2018
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Portugal -Day Two
There were no changes in the wind stakes today in Viana do Castelo but the rain’s stopped, the sun’s begun to shine and the swell’s not backing off either! Airton, Mitu and the boys seize on a selfie opportunity / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide The wind doesn’t tend to fill in before midday here when a thermic effect builds on the mountains that lie a little further inland from Viana, so this morning the riders headed into town to take in some culture and explore while they waited to see what conditions the day would bring. The crew hits the streets of Viana / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide Viana’s charming with a sleepy vibe, a picturesque old town and some stunning views from atop the hill where an imposing stone-built church, the Santuário de Santa Luzia, looks over Viana itself and the kite spot down on Cabedelo beach. The riders were stoked to get a chance to eye up the spot from such a vantage point and, after two days of no wind, they might also welcome some intervention from a higher being right now as they wait to kick off the main event! Family photo above Viana …
Wind Voyager Triple S Open Highlights | 2018
Sessions with Moona – Ep.2
Watch here the Episode 2 of “Sessions with Moona”, the newest series of the 3x Kitesurf World Champion Moona Whyte! Join Moona in her session in Cabo Verde, location of this year’s first GKA wave event. Follow along the series as she travels the globe in search of perfect waves, good times & adventure.
Kite-Surf World Tour Dakhla – End of Event Wrap-Up
Final Event Overview and Highlights Sunday marked the final day of the GKA KSWT 2018 stop in Dakhla and what’s been a very successful second event on this year’s tour. The riders got through a barrage of heats in the single and then double eliminations this week thanks to the relentless Dakhla winds, and Airton Cozzolino has now lengthened his overall lead, making it two wins from two events so far this season. Jalou Langeree also took her first ever KSWT event win to draw level with Moona Whyte and they’re now equal on points at the top of the women’s division! The GKA KSWT Dakhla Finalists! / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide The main event wrapped up on Friday and Saturday was a lay day, but on Sunday afternoon the riders made the trip over to the lagoon for a strapless freestyle session at the newly constructed PK 25 Hotel. The ceremony would have two purposes, as it was also the official opening of the hotel itself! Ralph Boelen blasts off / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide Mitu sends it skyward / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide It was a fitting end to a fantastic week in Morocco and …
Kite-Surf World Tour Dakhla – Day Two – Single Eliminations
Airton gets one hand on a double event win and Jalou strikes back as the riders storm through the Single Eliminations The Single Elimination finalists at the end of a long day of competition / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide The single eliminations fired into action at the start of Wednesday and the event crew stormed all the way through to the finals of this first stage of competition. Nine-and-a half hours later the single elimination results were in! The wind forecast looks good, but the waves may drop off in the coming days, so at least there’s a result in the bag should things deteriorate in the week. If you’re unfamiliar with this format, the riders will now go into another round, the double elimination, where they will compete in order of their placings in the single elimination. So the winner of the singles is already in the final, the runner-up is already in the semis, and so on. It’s a second chance for a rider to become a hero and charge up the ladder. Tony Cili gearing up before round one / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide Wednesday’s single elimination heats were to be judged on a split …
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour: Cape Verde 2018 – Men’s Finals
GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018: Cape Verde – Day Two
Check out the action video of the second day of competition at Ponta Preta, Cape Verde. The swell increases at Ponta Preta for day two as the action intensified for rounds two and three in the men’s while the women’s competition also got underway. Notable performances came from Portuguese rider Paulino Pereira (4th in 2017) who scored two perfect 10s and Airton Cozzolino finally landed a back roll off the lip back into the wave. The contest continues this week, starting with round four for the men.
Day 2 Cape Verde Kite-Surf World Tour 2018
Ponta Preta continues to delight! Ponta Preta gave up the goods today for a massive day of competition at the first stop on this year’s GKA Kite-Surf World Tour in Sal, Cape Verde. The riders picked up where they left off on Saturday, continuing with round one of the men’s division during which Sebastian Ribeiro, Airton Cozzolino and Paulino Pereira opened their accounts with convincing wins in their round one heats. Airton going for the cover up! / Photo: Ydwer van der Heide In round two, Gustavo Arrojo, Arsenio Dias and Tony Cili rode well in challenging heats to avoid elimination and stay in the competition and this was where we saw the first riders exit the event. Round one of the women’s division came next with Jalou Langeree up first against local rider Didi Lopes in heat one. The Dutch charger won the heat and was impressive on her back hand, adjusting well after a full winter in Cape Town riding frontside. Portuguese rider Inês Correia lives in Santa Maria and is a local at Ponta Preta, so knows the wave inside out and she won heat two comfortably, before current GKA Women’s Champ, Moona Whyte, notched up a …