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GKA Kite-Surf World Tour: Cape Verde 2018 – Women’s Finals

Check out the video report from Day 5 of competition in Cape Verde and watch the highlights of the Women’s Finals. On day five of the opening round in Cape Verde, eight women remained in the contest. As the swell had dropped at Ponta Preta, the crew headed north on the island of Sal to a spot called ‘Secrets’ where the women went to surf-style business to the end!

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Women’s Finals – GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 Cape Verde

Moona makes it happen at ‘Secrets’ in the Women’s Final in Cape Verde. Moona in the semi-finals against Marie / Image: Ydwer van der Heide Defending GKA World Champion Moona Whyte sealed the deal yesterday at the GKA Cape Verde with a victory over Jalou Langeree in the finals – a perfect start to her 2018 season! After a couple of days of uncertainty, during which wavering conditions had kept the competitors on their toes, the decision was made to move the event to a spot called ‘Secrets’ after race director Juan Antonio recce’d there shortly after sunrise and found consistent shoulder-high waves and steady wind. Secrets surprise / Image: Ydwer van der Heide The entire event crew, including race officials, judges, media team and the final eight riders in the women’s division convoyed up to the spot and, a little after midday, it was on! Jalou and Charlotte Carpentier were on the water first and Jalou, who has been looking increasingly comfortable on her back hand throughout the event, took the win to move through to the semi-finals. Charlotte Carpentier scopes it out / Image: Ydwer van der Heide Next came a much tighter heat that saw Portuguese Cape …

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Technical Talks at the Solaire Blue Open 2017

The 2017 Solaire Blue Open has seen some really creative and progressive riding. “Blue Palawan is not only one of the best locations for a park in the world, but it’s also one of the best parks out there. High quality welded HDPE features give riders the chance to ride and compete in a safe and consistent environment. Blue also provides riders with the opportunity to build more risky features if they wish (such as the bamboo rail). Blue has certainly given the riders and the KPL the ultimate park environment.” says judge Alex Rowdy. With the Men’s and Women’s Finals all wrapped up, we spoke with Eric Rienstra about all the epic action that went down. Women’s Heat 2 saw Sensi Graves pull out a few KPL ‘firsts’ with a ledge step up on the North Kiteboarding Box and Frontside 540s both ways on the kicker. Her highest score came on the Rooftop with a 180 Front 5050 Pretzel 270 Back Lip 270 scoring a 6. Colleen Carroll was able to come from behind with the highest scoring port kicker hit and a Toe Back 3 Melan which scored a 4.1. Annelous Lammerts took a relatively safe approach but …

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