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A lesson from the best in light wind wave shredding

Published 10th October 2019 by Jim Gaunt

 

GKA Kite World Cup Dakhla Kite-Surf Westpoint
Keahi - lessons in control and efficiency

Thursday 10th October

Current discipline: Kite-Surf 
Judging Criteria:  Pure wave / 16 minute heats 
Format:
Single elimination. Up to 15 waves will be scored, the top two scores count. Judges looking for power and fluidity throughout the turns and connecting sections
Wind: Light
Waves: Small but clean and peeling, up to head high 

The competition is done for the day and late this afternoon we pushed through the remaining heats of round one and are now halfway through the men’s single elimination round two. The conditions were super marginal, but it was quite amazing to see the performances that the top guys were still able to squeeze out of their gear and the spot! 

Stand out performance was from Brazilian Pedro Matos in the last heat of the day, scoring a nine for one of his waves, demonstrating how to blend great wave reading with the utility of generating power with a kite. The point at Westpoint pitches waves that peel for long rides. If riders could stay in the section and show the judges how much control they had to manage their speed there were some good scores on offer. Keahi de Aboitiz and Airton Cozzolino also stood out today. 

Click here to go to see the liveticker heat notes and elimination ladder  heat scores and more. 

Find the previous heat scores here. 

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