AIRTON AIRS TO VICTORY ON HOME TURF

Sunday’s solid swell continued on through Monday, so it was a lightning-quick start at Ponta Preta as the riders prepared to pitch straight into round four of the men’s division for the third day at the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour opening round of 2018 in Cape Verde.

Pedro Matos beat Matchu Lopes in the first heat – the upset of the event up to that point – before Jan Marcos Riveras dispatched Camille Delannoy and Keahi de Aboitiz booked his place in the semi-finals ahead of Djo Silva.

Read the full day three report and see the action video here.

Click to flick through the gallery. Photos: Ydwer van der Heide