Abel Lago: power and style available

The 2011 PKRA Morocco is underway. Waves and wind were called and riders had splendid conditions to show their style and maneuvers.

The 25-knot winds got kiteboarders riding 5-7m kites in the intense waves of Dakhla. In the women’s wave riding division, Kari Schibevaag was definitely on fire. Clean and aggressive kitesurfing style confirming that she’s nothing less than an outstanding wave rider.

Schibevaag maintained the highest scoring wave with an average of 15.34 until the last heat of the day. Keahi De Aboitiz broke Schibevaag’s high score in the men’s wave single elimination final with an average total score of 15.64.

Schibevaag went on to defeat Angela Peral in the women’s final with a score of 11.05 points while Peral took second place with an overall score of 10.17 points.

In the men's category, everybody wanted to be the best. That means, of course, hard fought battles. Australian rider, Keahi De Aboitiz was the man on top today finishing in first place today with a score of 15.64 points. His best wave was his third wave scoring an average of 8.34 points, one judge gave him a 9 which was the highest score given in the wave single elimination.

Airton Cozzolino finished in second place with his swift turning style and wave cutting maneuvers while Abel Lago maintained an overall high performance with his aggressive stylish bottom turns and smooth cut backs which enabled him to finish the wave single eliminations in third place.