Coming into day two of the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Brazil, the top four riders were still mathematically in with a chance of claiming the world title at this second and final event of the 2022 season. (Airton Cozzolino is absent at this event through injury in South Africa, however is also out of the championship running after finishing 5th in Morocco in round one.)
CURRENT KITE-SURF WORLD TOUR RANKINGS:
1 James Carew (AUS) 1000 points
2 Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) 870
3 Matchu Lopes (ESP) 770
3 Mad Ali Beqqali (MOR) 700
As the atmosphere built during an early morning skipper’s meeting, the clouds stopped the wind from building and the tide continued to drop.
By the time the action resumed for the remaining heats of round three, a big spring tide was revealing challenges of its own with rocks evident in the shoreline; previously unseen in the week.
Smaller wave conditions and lighter winds faced riders in rounds three and four.