STRIKE ONE – AIR GAMES

The GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games saw its first ever rounds of competition run in the toughest conditions for both the judges and the riders – lighter winds!

However, the tour is off, running and already evolving…

Report: Jim Gaunt / Photos: Toby Bromwich 

The light Poniente wind was boosted by an afternoon thermal giving the Kiteboarding Air Games World Tour riders a chance to show what they could do in around 18 knots. Of course this is at the lower end of the wish for wind speed for this tour for big tricks, BUT we’re looking for the most all round and complete twin-tip riders and what would a world tour be without a test!

 

 

The first Air Games heats caused much discussion. Click here to read more analysis in this interview with head judge, Mallory de la Villemarque.

Click here to see a full action gallery from the day’s first heats.