DAY 1 – GKA MAURITIUS 2019
The second double discipline event of the season got underway yesterday at the GKA Kite World Cup Mauritius, where a record number of 91 riders registered to compete in Freestyle and Kite-Surf. Day one kicked-off with solid wave conditions out on the Bel Ombre reef with Kite-Surf Men’s Round 1. The action continues today…
riday 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.
The results were:
Pedro Matos (BRA) beat Sylvester (MRU)
Charlie Wise (AUS) beat Arsenio Dias (CV)
James Carew (AUS) beat Joshua Emmanuel (SA)
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)
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