Karolina Winkowska: photographers like her kite skills

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska managed to steal the top spots at the Nitro City Kite and Cable Challenge.

Cable wakeboarding and kiteboarding have many things in common. That is exactly why this format combined both water sports into a fun competition.

The cable contest had the top eight men and four women finishers from best trick contest doing battle for first place, by showcasing their skills behind the cable.

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Christophe Tack: he has a nitro engine

Christophe Tack and Karolina Winkowska have won the double elimination finals of the PKRA Panama, in Nitro City.

Despite the initial choppy onshore conditions, dramatic performances finished off the double elimination under sunny skies and steady breeze.

With winds averaging 14-18 knots throughout the day, a short period chop made landings difficult and physically demanding.

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Nitro City: a kiteboarding paradise

The 2014 PKRA World Tour is on. The first stage of the season will showcase the best Freestyle kiteboarders in Nitro City, Panama.

In an unfortunate turn of events, current world champion Alex Pastor dislocated his shoulder while training and will not be able to compete here to defend his title.

Liam Whaley is out this event with a rib injury, and former world champion Youri Zoon is not present either. For the women, Bruna Kajiya returns after suffering a knee injury last season and will almost certainly be battling against the top females to regain her title run.

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