PKRA Fuerteventura: 30 knots of pure pleasure

Julien Kerneur and Gisela Pulido have won the PKRA Fuerteventura 2013, under epic 30 knots of wind in the last four races.


The best Slalom kiteboarders in the world have resisted the power of the elements. The wind stayed strong throughout the day and riders were on 5 to 8 meter kites.

Everything came down to the last race, with less than five points separating the top Men. The course was changed with only two marks to make it all about speed.

Male riders started full speed with Reno moving to the front by the first mark. Kerneur and Oswald battled hard but unfortunately for Smith his chicken loop became unhooked and crashed. Corniel capitalized on it and got third. Serin was fourth and Withington fifth.

The Ladies' final had only four women on the water with Winkowska sitting out. Pulido easily won in front of Novotna.

PKRA Fuerteventura 2013 Results:

Men:
1. Julien Kerneur
2. Oswald Smith
3. Reno Romeu
4. Ariel Corniel
5. Paul Serin

Women:
1. Gisela Pulido
2. Paula Novotna
3. Wiktoria Rosinka
4. Maria Titova