- 02 June 2014 | Kiteboarding
Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have claimed the top spots at the 2014 Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup, held in Soma Bay, Egypt.
The sound of wind whistling through the palm lined shores of the hotel was an alarm clock for riders and crew starting the final day of competition in the Red Sea.
The wind was measured at 25-43knots, and the competition area had to be adjusted to accommodate the more offshore direction wind compared to previous days.
The Men's double elimination was exciting to watch, with strong gusty wind giving riders a chance to throw some big tricks and some even bigger crashes.
Liam Whaley was on fire. With a methodical approach to heats - doing only what he needed to win - he came up against the winner of the single elimination, Christophe Tack.
Whaley's front blind mobes, amongst other tricks, were some of the nicest seen in competition so far. However, it was once again Christophe Tack's day. Tack didn't ride as good as in previous days, but he did enough to take the win and narrowly defeat Whaley by a .4 margin.
The Women's final was once again an Pulido versus Winkowska affair, and it seemed that Winkowska had a slightly better kite positioning and power in her tricks. Winkowska also managed to land a nice backmobe towards the end of the heat that sealed the deal.