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Ready for another huge double event in Dakhla this week?

Published 3rd October 2019 by Jim Gaunt

 

Double event notice: 04 – 13th October
Freestyle: 04 – 08th
Kite-Surf: 09 – 13th 

ALL STREAMED LIVE

ROUND ONE OF THE MEN’S FREESTYLE RUNNING NOW
Freestyle live event page with liveticker info here

 

We’ve already seen both disciplines come together to compete at Tarifa and Mauritius this season, and what spectacles we have seen! Freestyle and Kite-Surf riders have not only been pushing the publicity for kiteboarding further, but we’ve seen a greater unity between both performance codes and a stronger World Tour because of it. 

FREESTYLE 

The Dakhla event will be split into two halves: From 04 – 08th the focus is at the Dakhla Lagoon in front of the Dakhla Attitude camp. A long-standing host / spot for world cup Freestyle events, we will see this season’s close battles rage on. 

The situation couldn’t be tighter in the men’s event, with the leading six all in contention for the top spots from the remaining two events. 

MEN’S FREESTYLE STANDINGS

1 Adeuri Corniel (DR) 6185 points
2 Maxime Chabloz (CH) 6119
3 Carlos Mario (BRA) 6086
4 Valentin Rodriguez (COL) 6086
5 Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA) 6020
6 Liam Whaley (SPN) 6003

In the women, current champion Mikaili Sol has stretched out a small but more significant lead, after her win in Mauritius: 

WOMEN’S FREESTYLE: 

1 Mikaili Sol (BRA) 6297
2 Bruna Kajiya (BRA) 6102
3 Pippa van Iersel (NED) 6102 
4 Paula Novotna (CZE) 6020
5 Rita Arnaus (ESP) 5904

KITE-SURF: 

The whole crew then moves the event en masse to the Westpoint Hotel for the Kite-Surf event from 09 – 13th October, where the judging criteria can be tailored towards wave or strapless freestyle depending on conditions. 

There are also two more events to come for the Kite-Surf riders (including Dakhla) and second placed rider James Carew will be hoping to further reinforce his dramatic impact on the tour this year as he chases down tour leader Airton Cozzolino. Airton has his nose in front, but as we’ve seen here in the past, when it comes to wave performance, this is a fleet loaded with potential event winners.

Current standings: 

MEN’S KITE-SURF: 

1 Airton Cozzolino (CV) 6267
2 James Carew (AUS) 6168
3 Mitu Monteiro (CV) 6119
4 Jan Marcos Riveras (DR) 5921
5 Pedro Matos (BRA) 5756

Carla Herrera-Oria’s increased wave performance has completed her all-round attack on the title, and she looks strong, given the fact that Mauritius winner and runner-up riders, Jalou Langeree and Ninja Ricot, have decided to only enter one event this season. If Spaniard Carla can remain consistent, she looks the big favourite for the title this year.

 

WOMEN’S KITE-SURF:

1 Carla Herrera-Oria (ESP) 6234
2 Charlotte Carpentier (FRA) 6036
3 Johanna Catarina-Edin (SWE) 5937
4 Frances Kelly (AUS) 5838
5 Peri Roberts (AUS) 5739

 

LIVE PAGES 

As with all double events, we will be running two different live event pages: Freestyle / Kite-Surf

On each page you’ll find the livestream, heat scores, elimination ladders, videos, images and other event info. 

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