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2015 Fuerteventura Kitesurf World Championship – Day 2

Day 2 of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Today the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships got started with a full day of action on the crystal clear waters of Sotavento beach, with spectators lining up to watch the first rounds of the Men’s and Women’s freestyle event. Following the 11am rider’s meeting, the day’s events commenced with the Women’s Freestyle Elimination. Fuerteventura’s well known strong wind was blowing in full force, and the girls prepared themselves to compete in the forecasted 25 to 30 knots. Using kite sizes ranging from 6 to 9 metres, the girls were powered up and ready to battle it out on the water. The first heat commenced with 9x World Champion Gisela Pulido (ES/Best) who hit the water together with UK rider and fellow Best kiteboarding team mate Hannah Whiteley (GB/Best). The Spanish rider came in shortly after to change to a larger kite. This enabled her to continue her heat in a powerful and stylish manner which allowed her to advance over her fellow team mate. Next heat up was Brazilian rider and 1x World Champion Bruna Kajiya (BR/Airush) who faced Annabel Van Westerop (Aruba/Cabrinha) and Danish newcomer Therese Taabbel (DN/Cabrinha). …

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