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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco | Day Two

Published 28th October 2021 by Gemma Hamaini

 

Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The traditional Dakhla winds failed to materialise in the early morning, so the competition was on hold until the early afternoon. At 14:00 the green flag went up and we blasted our way through Round 3 of the Women’s Elimination.

Foum Labouir is known as an epic wave spot, and we still hold hope that it will deliver the goods during this week-long competition.

Round 3 Action

The wind and wave conditions were marginal, but with a complicated forecast for the coming days, the race director, Juan Antonio Aragon, decided to start the heats. Considering how our last event in Denmark ended with no result due to lack of wind, the pressure is on to be able to run this final event of the year. Although not ideal, the conditions were deemed suitable to run the competition.

Advancing directly to Round 5 we saw Catharina Edin, Marcella Witt, Capucine Delannoy and Peri Roberts. In tough conditions, they each managed to make the most of the complicated situation. Advancing through in 1st position allowed each of them to rest during Round 4. 

 

Peri Roberts will need to win her next heat in Round 5 if she wants to be crowned World Champion here in Dakhla. This is a huge achievement for her, as she has only been on tour for little more than a year. 

It took 3 days just to arrive in Dakhla and there were many complications for some people, but we all finally made it! It’s a shame that the conditions aren’t providing right now because I know how great this spot can be. I’m a little embarrassed about my performance today, as I wanted to showcase my riding as I know it. My fingers and toes are crossed that we can get the event finished and I’ll be praying to the wind gods tonight!

For now, everyone hopes for a positive forecast in order to complete this event and give an amazing show to end the season. 

All of today’s action was live-streamed on our website, Youtube and Facebook pages. We will be live for each day of competition here in Dakhla so that you can witness every moment of this final kite-surf event of the season.

Check our Instagram stories for regular behind-the-scenes updates throughout the competition.

Be sure to follow all of the action LIVE right here.

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