single.twig

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

Published 6th September 2019 by Andrea Susanne Opielka

 

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. 

Image for GKA Big Air world champions revel in success

GKA Big Air world champions revel in success

Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Kite World Championshipsโ€™ climactic prize-giving caps dramatic battles fought out in Tarifa

Read this article
Image for Winners crowned after epic Big Air clashes

Winners crowned after epic Big Air clashes

Andrea Principi and Mikaili Sol take back-to-back Big Air Twin-Tip world titles as James Carew lands his first in Surfboard discipline

Read this article
Image for Intense Big Air Twin-Tip world title battles in Tarifa

Intense Big Air Twin-Tip world title battles in Tarifa

GKA world championships live up to hype with stunning action in men's and women's Twin-Tip disciplines as athletes bid for crowns

Read this article
Image for Fight for top Big Air crowns set to soar in Tarifa

Fight for top Big Air crowns set to soar in Tarifa

Mouth-water battles for Twin-Tip and Surfboard world titles to kick-off as planetโ€™s best kiteboarders go head-to-head

Read this article