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Big Air Finals at Tarifa Kitesurf World Championships 2015

The last day of competition of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) third stop in Tarifa took place under a blazing sun at the stunning spot of Balneario. With the big air finals in sight, crowds settled on the beach to get close to their heroes and make the most of the show. Some other onlookers preferred siting on the rocks alongside the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy a better overview. The conditions were excellent for the big air discipline as the gusts attained 40 knots when the competition kicked off. Competitors delivered an impressively high spectacle with a host of massive Kite Loops combined with rotations and One Footers, double Handle Passes and Board Offs. At the end of the day, the best VKWC riders of the event were awarded in front of a large audience. In the male category, Kevin Langeree (NL) took the victory for the second time this season after Dakhla’s stop. On the female side, Gisela Pulido (ES) earned her third crown in a row. The riders who best performed today and reached the male final were British competitor Lewis Crathern, Kevin Langeree (NL), Ariel Corniel (DO) and Marius Hoppe (GE). While Levante wind blew the …


Freestyle Finals at Tarifa Kitesurf World Championship 2015

A thrilling day at the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) third stop in Tarifa saw impressive battles that enthralled the crowds. With gusts up to 40 knots, the best riders rode hard to make their way to the finals. In the female competition, reigning world champion Karolina Winkowska (PL) claimed the victory for the third time this season. As for males, Carlos Mario (BR) dominated the day and took his second event win ever after Argentina 2013. Mario made his way to the final… The day started with an unstoppable Carlos Mario facing current world champion Christophe Tack (BE). The wind seriously picked up during the heat, preventing riders even to unhook. But Mario still managed to pull off great tricks such as a Back Side 317, a 317, a double Hinterberger Mobe 5 as well as a double Heart Attack. He put on a display of incredible level and advanced against Tack to the semifinals where he met five-time world champion Aaron Hadlow (GB). The 17 years-old Brazilian kept the momentum going and performed again against the British rider, nailing several double handle passes with a blistering facility. Aaron Hadlow still landed clean moves such as a Back Side …

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