Ryland Blakeney: turning like a surfer

Fifty kitesurfers enjoyed a very pleasant inaugural WAKSA Wedge Island Wave Competition.

In six hours of intense competition, the wind decided to keep the competitor's full commitment to the heat battles. That means 22-to-25-knot winds when the final decisions came to a close.

Five divisions were run: amateurs, masters, grand masters, open men and juniors.

Russell Curtin was the man behind the successful event organization and also the winner of the veteran's competition.

In the end, the winners were crowned.

RESULTS:

Amateurs:
1st Clint Nash
2nd Simon Brown
3rd Alex Bertram

Masters:
1st Karl Leavey
2nd Fabio Stiles
3rd Billy Hannigan

Grand Masters:
1st Russ Curtin
2nd Kent Wright
3rd Ray Quahs

Open Men’s:
1st Ryland Blakeney
2nd Niall Barret
3rd Corey Brown

Juniors:
Liam Walker