Tuesday 23rd July
Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova
Today was an all-time first in competitive kite sports as kiteboarders and strapless freestylers joined forces in the GKA Fuerteventura Big Air Invitational.
The plan was simple: two teams of four – consisting of two twintip riders and two strapless freestylers – would go head to head in a battle for the skies to see who had the best big air ability.
Of course, the dynamics of going big on a regular kiteboard as opposed to a strapless surfboard are very different, but the essence of airtime is the same and the riders’ scores would mostly depend on how high they went, as opposed to the technicality of their tricks.