- 20 July 2013 | Kiteboarding
Marc Jacobs and Karolina Winkowska have conquered the Freestyle Beetle Kitesurf World Cup, in Saint Peter Ording, Germany.
The conditions were very good, with a 20 knot side-on breeze and small waves. Unfortunately, Youri Zoon dislocated his shoulder and Bruna Kajiya hurt her knee.
317's, BJ5's, KGB's, Front blind mobes are all some of the most technical moves that we saw being landed throughout the day by the top riders.
Christophe Tack came all the way back from last to 3rd after winning 7 heats and finally losing to a well-rested Alex Pastor.
DaSilva and Rodwald also had brilliant performances with DaSilva defeating two past world champions and having the highest heat total of the day with a 37.37.
Alex Pastor won the first heat against Marc Jacobs by .36 and a super final had to be run. This time Marc rode flawlessly, while Pastor could not land his BJ5 in the dying minutes of the heat.
Marc upped his score to 37.01 to make sure to close the door on Pastor and win his first PKRA.
The Women's double elimination was marked by the success of Paula Novotna, who competed in five heats and won four of them to move from last to 4th.
Bruna Kajiya injured herself in the last 30 seconds of her heat against Gisela Pulido; however Bruna had done enough to defeat Gisela and finished 2nd.
Karolina regained the points lead on tour after her victory; unfortunately no final was run due to Bruna's injury.
All the girls were charging hard. Sabrina Lutz, the German champion, landed one of the biggest blind judges of the day, Taabbel and Lammerts also landed some big moves.
2013 Beetle Kitesurf World Cup Results:
1. Marc Jacobs
2. Alex Pastor
3. Christophe Tack
4. Alberto Rondina
1. Karolina Winkowska
2. Bruna Kajiya
3. Gisela Pulido
4. Paula Novotna