Catch up on all the action from Fuerteventura - GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 - Round 3: Sotavento
9th August 2017: Sotavento, Fuerteventura
Superheroes touches down and new tricks come out in the Expression Session - GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 - Round 3: Sotavento
4th August 2017: Sotavento, Fuerteventura
It’s been a solid week of pumping wind here in Sotavento and today the plan was to hold a Big-Air competition in which riders would go for maximum height and 'wow' factor over more technical tricks. However, with the wind not blowing hard enough and the riders warming up on 8-11 metre kites the decision was made to throw an expression session instead.
Keahi clinches it on day 3 as Airton fails to fire in the Best-Trick competition - GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 - Round 3: Sotavento
3rd August 2017: Sotavento, Fuerteventura
With the main event completed yesterday, today was all about the Best-Trick competition. 16 riders would compete in four man heats across three rounds and would take turns to make five trick attempts each. Only their highest scoring trick would count so it was a chance for them to go for that one killer move in strong Sotavento conditions!
Airton seizes the day and the Cape Verdeans storm the podium on day 3 - GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 - Round 3: Sotavento
2nd August 2017: Sotavento, Fuerteventura
After a packed day of competition yesterday it was straight into the quarter-finals today as the remaining eight riders pushed for a place in the finals. The Alisios trade winds were blowing stronger and cleaner than they were on day two and Keahi and Matchu were up in the first heat.
Main Event Action and Riders Begin to Drop on Day Two - GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 - Round 3: Sotavento
1st August 2017: Sotavento, Fuerteventura
A steadily building wind greeted the riders today as they prepared to pitch into the main event. Before round one kicked off a handful of riders competed in three heats to gain their seedings and local riders Kuba Juras (originally from Poland) and German transplant Thorben Jasper looked perfectly at home in the Sotavento conditions while crowd pleaser Luis Brito clearly relished being back in Sotavento nailing a variety of flamboyant tricks from the off.