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GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa – Final Day – Approaching the Finals!

Published 7th July 2019 by Jim Gaunt

 

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Maxime Chabloz highest men's Freestyle heat score of the day in round two

Good afternoon everyone, we arrived to the beach this morning and were greeted by a very different scene: clear skies and the Poniente blowing.

We have flown through the heats this afternoon, seeing both Freestyle and Men’s Kite-Surf strapless freestyle on the water!

Sadly the wind has just dropped back for now and the competition is paused just ahead of the second women’s Freestyle semi-final. The current competition situation as a whole is as follows:

Women’s Freestyle Semi-final 01 Result: 
1st Pippa van Iersel (into the final)
2nd Therese Taabbel (into the final)
3rd Pauline Valesa 
4th Maureen Castelle

Women’s Freestyle Semi-final 2 (still to come)
Claudia Leon / Paula Novotna / Nathalie Lambrecht / Mikaili Sol

GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa Liam Whaley and Joselito del Rosario

Men’s Freestyle Semi final 1 (to come):
Gianmaria Coccoluto / Luis Alberto Cruz / Adeuri Corniel / Maxime Chabloz

Men’s Freestyle Semi final 2 (to come):
Jerome Cloetens / Stefan Spiessberger / Liam Whaley / Carlos Mario

Men’s Kite-Surf Strapless quarter finals 1 – Result: 
Kiko Roig Torres v Simon Joosten (Joosten win)
Pedro Matos v Mitu Monteiro (Monteiro win)

Men’s Kite-Surf Strapless quarter finals 2 (to come)
Toni Ciliberto v Jan Marcos Riveras
Anderson Reboucas v Airton Cozzolino 

There are TWO EVENT PAGES: 

FREESTYLE heat scores and ladders. 

KITE-SURF STRAPLESS FREESTYLE heat scores and ladders

 

The current situation below: on hold

GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa
Swim sesh

 

Read more about the spooky wind conditions of yesterday here. 

 

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