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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. …


VKWC Venezuela – Men freestyle results of day 3

The second stop of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) 2015 saw another day of good conditions with 15 to 22 knots of wind and crowds of spectators for the third day of competition. Male top seeds put on display great action from round 2 to the beginning of round 4 until it was called off due to insufficient wind. Local wildcard Oscar Hurtado put on a great show in front of his Venezuelan fans cheering for him. Hurtado delivered a wide variety of tricks but could not match Marc Jacobs (NZ) power who then took down Sergei Borisov (RU) in a close heat. Tomorrow Jacobs will be up against Liam Whaley (ES). Marc Jacobs: “It went pretty well for me, I mean I’m not good in light winds. I’m more of a strong wind power rider. I’m not kiting as good as I normally do but I’m still happy that I’m in and I’m riding better every heat so I’m kind of getting back into it. Liam is riding super well, hopefully we’ll have some good wind to be full on and at least make the heat interesting and not so easy for him. It’s a good challenge.” Surprising …

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