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WKL Cumbuco – Day Three

An unfortunate change in wind conditions made it impossible to complete any of the competition today. Skippers meeting was held at 7.30am with the hope of being able to initiate the heats early, but unfortunately this was not possible.

The wind did …


WKL Cumbuco – Day Two

The Elite League competition commenced today in Cumbuco, Brazil, where Heats 1 to 3 were completed for the men, which the competition put on hold from Heat 4 due to the dropping wind conditions. The morning started with Round 1 Heat 1 for the men, which saw Luis Alberto Cruz from the Dominican Republic start the day with a bang, throwing an impressive 317 right at the start. He continued riding exceptionally well, even though he has been recovering from an injury sustained in the final in El Gouna, where he hurt his ribs. He showed no sign of weakness as he continued gaining high scores, and will pass through directly to Round 3. Joining him will be young Brazilian rider Manoel Soares, only 17 years of age, who rode a fantastic heat, not crashing any of his trick attempts. He also advances directly to Round 3. Heat 2 saw former World Champion Liam Whaley struggle to gain his focus during the start of his heat, but managed to turn it around impressively towards the end, gaining some great scores that put him in 1st position on his last trick attempt. 17 year old Adeuri Corniel from Cabarete will be …


WKL Cumbuco – Day One – Wildcard Qualifiers

Perfect wind conditions welcomed us for the start of the Wildcard Qualifiers today at Duro Beach, Cumbuco, where the Men’s and Women’s competition was completed, and the two wildcards for the Elite Event were awarded. The level of riding from the national riders in Brazil is incredibly high, and today was an ideal opportunity to showcase the local talent. The Men’s ladder consisted of 3 rounds, a total of 4 heats. The 11 competitors did their best tricks in Rounds 1 and 2, until it came down to the top 6 male competitors for the final. All the athletes fought their hardest with their eye on the prize, but it was Erick Anderson who claimed the win, after crashing only one of his seven trick attempts. This means that the Men’s wildcard goes to Anderson, and he will be competing in the Elite League event starting tomorrow. For the Women’s Qualifier, there was a total of two heats. A first 4 woman heat, followed by a final where the top two would battle it out for entry into the Elite League event. The final of the Wildcard Qualifier came down to two competitors, Dioneia Vieria, an experienced competitor, and young …


WKL Cumbuco – Registration Day

The World Tour returns to the perfect and picturesque kitesurfing spot of Cumbuco, located 25 kilometres North West of the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. This spot needs no introduction for kiteboarding fanatics, as it has long been known as one of the best spots in the World, thanks to its ideal wind conditions and balmy temperatures. This week Duro Beach will host the final Elite League event of 2017, where we will see our champions crowned! The event will commence tomorrow, 6th of December, with a Wildcard Qualifier, which is open to Brazilian riders. There are 11 men and 4 women registered for this Qualifier, which will see one wildcard given for the Men and another for the Women, to compete in the Elite League event. The pressure is high to see which of the talented local riders will be joining the top riders in the World! The Elite League event will commence on the 7th of December, and this will see the top 24 men and 12 women of over 15 different nationalities fight for the World Title. Carlos Mario from Brazil has managed to keep his lead, but Liam Whaley from Spain is still in with a shot! …

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