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Kiteboarding Youth Cup 2016

GKA - Sotavento Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour, Day One

FUERTEVENTURA DAY ONE: GKA WAVE & STRAPLESS FREESTYLE TOUR ROUND 2

Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, 1st August 2016

The GKA event team and strapless freestyle tour riders have arrived at Sotavento in Fuerteventura at the Rene Egli kitesurfing and windsurfing spot for six days of what should be incredible strapless freestyle competition for round two of the GKA Wave and Strapless Freestyle tour.

 

17 riders registered for the contest this morning and this afternoon they had the opportunity to warm up and get used to the conditions here in front of the crowds. The rest of the week has strong winds forecast for each afternoon, presenting different opportunities as well as challenges for the riders in this new discipline. 

The event team at Rene Egli have been running windsurfing world cup events here for 31 years and elite kitesurfing world championship events for the last 12 years. It's certainly iconic in terms of its history. Let's hope we can make some more this week! 

Matchu Lopes is looking to go one better than his second place finish in Tarifa, and has been training hard here in Fuerte for the last couple of weeks

Ahead of tomorrow's first rounds, here's the list of riders who will be competing for the win over the next few days.

 

AIRTON COZZOLINO

(Italy) North / ION / Red Bull

 

MATCHU LOPES

(Cape Verde) North / ION

 

PAULINO PEREIRA

(Portugal) Ozone / Channel Boards / Underwave / Still

 

JAN MARCOS RIVERAS

(Dominican Republic) North / ION

 

SANDRO PISU

(Italy) North / ION / Wipeout / Windwaveclub

 

RALPH BOELEN

(France) North / ION

 

CAMILLE DELANNOY

(France) F-One / Manera

 

LUIS BRITO

(Cape Verde) Advanced / Chupa Chups

 

JOSE MARIA NETO

(Portugal) Ozone / HB Surf Kite / Still / Palm 3 sunglasses / 2Korpus

 

TUNDRA MAX TACHTERIS

(Canada)

 

FRANCESCO MAFFEI

(Italy) Cabrinha / DK / Kurtis eyewear

 

THEO DE RAMECOURT

(France) Cabrinha / NP

 

THORBEN JASPER

(Germany) Core / Ride Engine Canaries

 

KUBA JURAS

(Canary Islands / Spain) North / Pozo Wind / Ride Engine

 

JUANFRA CABRERA DE ROSARIO

(Canary Islands / Spain) Wainman Hawaii / Slash Surfboards, Strapless kite and surf school

 

JOSE BOLANOS

(Canary Islands / Spain) Wainman Hawaii / Slash Surfboards, Strapless kite and surf school

CURRENT STANDINGS

 

Please visit the GKA website for the current standings after round one in Tarifa last month by clicking here.

 

Here's the GKA Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam Fuerteventura - Day 1 Video Highlights

 

THE STORY SO FAR:

 

Here is the action wrap-up from the first event of the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour that took place in Tarifa last month to bring you up to speed.

We'd be grateful if you could share the video! Click here to watch!

The GKA Wave & Strapless FreestyleTour will see a mix of freestyle and wave events over the next few months, eventually resulting in the crowning of a GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Rider of the Year. After Sotavento in Fuerteventura the tour moves on to Mauritius in September, Dakhla  - Morocco in October and Fortaleza in Brazil in November. This first event in Tarifa kicks things off as a purely strapless freestyle event. 

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