The GKA Kite-Surf World Cup is ON – at Cape Verde
The competition runs started on 29 February and runs until 6 March 2020.
Ten islands makes up the Cape Verdes, just two hours south of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main island of Sal will plays host to the first event of the year once again!
On Sunday the event ran a Pure Wave format, with best two waves counting to final scores, after judges decided conditions were not suited to a mixed format.
Fourteen year old Charlie Martin RE dominated his heats, the youngster from Reunion showed impressive skill, with powerful hacks in the small waves and advanced to round 5. Judges were looking for riders who could adapt to the conditions of the day, and those that could link their turns in the mushy waves were scoring high.
The smaller waves must have been frustrating to riders like James Carew AU, but it didn’t put the Australian off his stride, he put on a solid performance scoring a respectable 11.53, setting himself as one of the riders to keep an eye on at this event.
Click here for the full story. By Kate Chandler | Images: Ydwer van der Heide