LIVETICKER DAY 6 – KITE-SURF DAY 1 (GMT+1)
Current discipline: Kite-Surf
Judging Criteria: Pure wave
Format: Single elimination. Up to 15 waves will be scored, the top two scores count. Judges looking for power and fluidity throughout the turns and connecting sections
Wind: 20 knots and cross-offshore
Waves: Small up to head high but they jack up nicely in front of Westpoint.
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You’ll find the live heats and ladders by scrolling down this page.
Report: Jim Gaunt
Scroll down to see the live scores and elimination ladder – Men’s Kitesurf 2 tab. Also click here to see the previous heat scores and click on ‘Men’s Kitesurf 2’ and ‘Women’s Kitesurf 2’.
20.45 – WRAP-UP
Day Complete – here are the results from day of the Kite-Surf competition that saw the women’s single elimination run to completion while the men reached heat four.
HEAT 04 B
L Millard V P Afonso
One of the tours rapidly increasing talents from Australia, Luke Millard takes a good scalp here in the form of Pedro Afonso, and by a good margin of 9.53 to 4.34.
J Carew V H Bouceta
Tour number two ranked rider Australian James Carew eased hie way into this event, catching just five waves but amassing a relatively big 13.14 from his two best waves.
HEAT 03 B
C Delannoy V O Perrineau
Battle of France was won by Perrineau in a surprise to many, 8.8 to 4.6.
HEAT 03 A
F Capuzzo V M Mansour
Typical workman’s performance from tour regular Capuzzo with 8 waves to 5 and a score of 9.96 from his two best waves to the Moroccan’s 4.68
HEAT 02 B
G Harney V C Martin
A tricky one for the judges here with two up and coming riders. Graham Harney from Canada has done every event this year, while Charly Martin from Reunion Island massively impressed everyone with his full tilt wave approach in Mauritius. This battle went in Martin’s favour 10.73 to 9.13.
HEAT 02 A
M Monteiro V R Lafdali
The tours third ranked rider and previous Dakhla winner cruised through this heat, 12.5 to 5.33
HEAT 01 B
Anderson Reboucas V J Fernandez
The Brazilian showed his greater experience here having performed to a high level already this year, especially in Mauritius last time out. He took a comfortable 9.63 to 3.13 win.
HEAT 01 A
M Maji V S Joosten
Moroccan local M Maji pulled off a big win over one of the GKA Kite-Surf Tour’s major players here. It was a tightly contested heat with six waves to Simon and five to Maji, but local knowledge snuck it, 11.23 to 10.06
18.30 – KIRSTY JONES WINS WOMEN’S SINGLE ELIMINATION
Once again Kirsty showed her dominance in Dakhla with a convincing win over Charlotte Carpentier with a wave count of eight to Charlotte’s four and her two counting best waves totalling 12 points to Charlotte’s 6.4.
MINIFINAL – CATARINA EDIN WINS
Claiming the last step on the single elimination is the Swedish rider, while Australian Peri Roberts will look forward to her second chance in the coming days’ double elimination
17.40 – WOMEN’S SEMI FINAL 2
Peri Roberts V Kirsty Jones
Kirsty Jones really proving a point here, reminding the world that she is still a real shredder, scoring very highly for her rides here at her adopted home in Dakhla. The very experienced Welsh woman just too much for the Australian. Kirsty even getting an 8 point score on one of her seven waves! She’s through to meet Charlotte in the final. Peri will face Catharina in the mini-final.
JONES WINS AND GOES TO THE FINAL
17.25 – WOMEN’S SEMI FINAL 1
Charlotte Carpentier V Catharina Edin
French rider Charlotte has progressed through to the final thanks to a better wave selection and also, as we saw from her earlier today, really worked the waves that she did catch all the way to the inside section. The wave count was low in this heat, which made maximising opportunities critical. Charlotte managed to to that well, only managing three waves to Catharina’s four, but made them count.
CARPENTIER WINS AND GOES TO THE FINAL
17.00 – The men’s event has been put on hold, the focus is back on the women.
15.45 – MEN’S Main event single elimination heats 1A and B have been put on hold as the conditions have backed off a bit.
15.00 – MEN’S QUALIFIER HEAT RESULT:
MA BEQQALI V Y BOUCETA
‘Ali’ Beqqali advances through after this heat, showing really fluid style throughout all his wave rides. He displayed some really good turns, especially in terms of his full cutback which is very similar to James Carew, completely opening his arms and using his full body movement, cutting all the way back. Linking all his moves together nicely, he had a special 7.1 scoring wave that brought all that style together well.
14.40 – ROUND-UP OF WOMEN’S ACTION SO FAR
Currently on the water, a men’s qualifier heat between local riders.
Coming up, the women’s semi finals:
C Edin V C Carpentier
P Roberts V K Jones
HEAT 06B: KIRSTY JONES V CARLA HERRERA-ORIA
Tour leader Carla Herrera-Oria lost this heat, but it’s can’t be put down to a surprise, because Kirsty Jones is the queen of the desert out here. A multiple champion in years gone by, originally from Wales, now living out here in Dakhla, she’s a quality wave rider and showed her vast local knowledge, linking turns well thanks to her impressive wave reading ability and scored big right from her first hit. Dominant display there!
HEAT 06A: PERI ROBERTS V FRANCES KELLY
Peri Roberts just went through in this all Aussie battle with two 4.0 scoring waves. Peri really held it together here and she managed to ride with as much power as she showed in Mauritius, this time backside and making some strong top turns.
As the tide started to push out, the waves got a little bit bigger and the wind increased too, with riders switching from 11m kites down to their tens and nines. Wind still cross-off but turns are consistent now.
HEAT 05B: CHARLOTTE CARPENTER V IRENA JENNI
Charlotte Carpentier with the best waves in the heat of the day. The French rider got a bomb from the back of the competition area and rode it all the way in to the inside, making turns up and down. She’s also one of the leading strapless freestyle riders and was doing well in these light cross-offshore conditions.
Marina also scoring some good waves, so was shaping up into a good battle.
Charlotte won and a good step apart, good turns and a better wave selection with good connection of her turns. Good scores for the French rider throughout her heat.
HEAT 5A CATHARINA EDIN V SUSI SCHWARTZTRAUBER
Catharina more consistent and better choice of set waves. Can really see the benefit of her last trip to Madagascar with quality surfing moves. Susi improved a lot from the last event though getting some good waves.
CATARINA EDIN WINS
12.55 – The conditions look to be improving and the women will be starting their competition soon. There will be no livestream today, but you can keep track of the live heat scores and the elimination ladder below (click on Women Kite-Surf 2) . If you click here you’ll also see more detailed information for the completed heats.
10.40 – Welcome to the first day of the Kite-Surf discipline at Westpoint after the Freestyle discipline completed in the previous five days of this event on the lagoon at Dakhla Attitude.
The women will be first on the water today. We will update you once we’re closer to a start.