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Keahi de Aboitiz

World Tour Champions 2015

Time to Crown the 2015 World Tour Champions At five fantastic kitesurfing events of the 2015 season all athletes were fighting for the titles of the World Tour. Competitions took place in Freestyle, Slalom, Wave and the 2015 re-introduced Big Air discipline. This year riders also had the chance to fight for a new overall title. With outstanding performance the World’s top kiteboarders have shown their dedication, talent and perseverance to win the titles. After five events spread out across the globe it is our pleasure to announce the following Champions of the World Tour 2015: Freestyle Men: Liam Whaley (ES) / Cabrinha Freestyle Women: Gisela Pulido (ES) / Best Big Air Men: Kevin Langeree (NL) / Naish Big Air Women: Gisela Pulido (ES) / Best Wave Men: Keahi de Aboitiz (AUS) / Cabrinha Wave Women: Jalou Langeree (NL) / Naish Slalom Men: Florian Gruber (GER) / Ozone Slalom Women: Katja Roose (NL) / Airush Overall Men: Aaron Hadlow (UK) / North Overall Women: Gisela Pulido (ES) / Best Freestyle Men: Liam Whaley had his eyes set on the crown since the start of the year. He had an extremely strong start in Dakhla, taking 1st place at the season …


The action continues on day three of the VKWC Fuerteventura

The third day of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships on Fuerteventura saw an immediate start to the action directly after the 11am rider’s meeting. With the conditions for the day looking good, the riders prepared themselves to be immediately immersed in the day’s events, and to continue with the Men’s and Women’s Freestyle Eliminations. The first heat of the day saw Marc Jacobs (NZ/Switch) face Brazilian rider Alex Neto (BR/Best). Jacobs started his heat riding strong and fully powered on his 9m kite, but took a massive crash whilst performing a Hinterberger Mobe. Neto maintained a more constant performance throughout the heat, also throwing a Hinterberger Mobe and nice S-Mobe. Halfway through the heat, Marc decided to change kite to a smaller size, as the wind appeared to be increasing to above 30 knots. In the end, Neto’s consistency gave him the advantage and he passed through to the next round. Whilst the wind was gradually increasing, it was time for Russian rider Sergei Borisov (RU/Slingshot) to compete against Dominican rider Posito Martinez (DR/Da Silva). Martinez managed to nail an impressive 317 in the tough conditions riding on his 7m kite. Borisov executed a good S-Mobe and Backmobe, but unfortunately …

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