There are days in competition that truly go down in the history books.
Day two of the Copa Kitley GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup Brazil in Taiba is one of them.
The women were up first and Bruna Kajiya got the day started with her ever impressive clockwork style… and she was as excited as anyone just to hit the water here on the lagoon.
“I even get emotional thinking about riding here, because this is the best place in the world and it’s the dream of a professional to compete in the best conditions possible. So for me to be able to show kiteboarding and my home country, it really is a dream.”
But it was women’s tour leader and reigning world champion, Mikaili Sol, who hit the alarm for what was to come, opening her account with a huge stalefish slim 5 and then a 317 on trick four.
If Mikaili had landed one of the two slim 7 attempts at the end of her heat against Merle Moenster, she’d have had another women’s world first manoeuvre to add to her collection… and it’s a dangerous sign for the others to see her having so much fun while progressing the sport.