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GKA Kite World Cup Mauritius: Day One – 8 Kite-Surf heats completed for the men

Friday 6th September

Report: Jim Gaunt

Good evening everyone and welcome to the Kite Globing / C-Beach Club spot at Bel Ombre in the southeast corner of the beautiful island of Mauritius. This is the second double event of three this season that will see both the Freestyle and Kite-Surf disciplines on the GKA Kite World Tour take place over the following ten days. 

The Men’s Kite-Surf round one began today – find the summaries of the eight heats that ran on that link. 

Stand out rider of the day was on the water in the first heat, Brazilian Pedro Matos. Smooth, powerful and confident, his vertical strikes and sense of finding the gap to get one more lip smack in as well as his ability to pick out the biggest waves of the session were very impressive.

Day One Kite-Surf Action

The results were: 
HEAT 1
Pedro Matos (BRA) beat Sylvester (MRU)
HEAT 1B
Charlie Wise (AUS) beat Arsenio Dias (CV)
HEAT 2A
James Carew (AUS) beat Joshua Emmanuel (SA)
HEAT 2B
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) beat Simon Joosten (BAR)
HEAT 3 A
Reece Myerscough (CAN) beat Ricot (MAU)
HEAT 3 B
Oswald Smith (ZAR) beat Camille Delannoy (FRA)
HEAT 4 A
Mitu Monteiro (CV) beat Martin (MRU)
HEAT 4 B
Willow-River Tonkin (MRU beat Pablo Amores (ESP)

There are two live event pages for the week: Freestyle or Kite-Surf  depending on which discipline is running at the time, where you’ll find the liveticker of heat info. 

 

Earlier today 91 riders from 25 nationalities registered for the GKA Kite World Cup Mauritius as follows: 

Kite-Surf Men: 32
Kite-Surf Women: 20 
Freestyle Men: 30
Freestyle Women: 9

The race crew put the emphasis on starting the Kite-Surf men today, with likely more of the same for Saturday and then Sunday looking more onshore and too big a swell for the southeast facing reef here to be workable for real wave riding, so better for Freestyle at that point. 

 

Get to know more about this new spot on the GKA Kite World Tour here

Find the full season rankings so far for each discipline here. 

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