KPWT Brazil

Welcome to the last day of the KPWT SuperKite Brasil 2009!

The KPWT Superkite Brasil has hosted 4 disciplines over the 6 days of competition and seen some superb action on the water.

This morning started early on the wave spot, Pico das Almas to finish the double elimination competition.

The wind insisted the riders go out on their 9meter kites and the waves were a little choppy.

This didn’t stop Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA)! He looked pumped today and wanted to push hard for his overall ranking in this discipline and hopefully take the title for 2009.

He defeated three Brazilians, Bruno Bordovsky (BRA, RRD), Ian Owczarzaw (BRA, Mormaii) and took second place from Gustavo Foerster (BRA, NAISH) to challenge Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES) for the top spot on the podium. He fought all the way with smooth bottom turns, good airs and pushed hard at the lip to take Jan Marcos to another final.

Jan Marcos did not want to let his title go here in Brazil after winning this event in 2008 and took Jesse all the way. He looked to settle himself nicely and selected some good waves to gather enough score and edged Jesse back down to the second spot on the podium.

The ladies competition saw Jalou Langeree (HOL, NAISH) against Gisela Pulido (SPA, AIRUSH) for the podium spot. Jalou rode well and edged Gisela off the podium to take on Kirsty Jones (UK, NORTH) for second position.

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Jemma Grobbelaar

Wind on the very last day brought finally results for the speed kiteboarders in Dungarvan, Ireland.

There was just enough time to complete a few fast runs along the speed strip, with the fastest speed of the event set by Dave Williams (GBR, Best) at 44.2 knots over 250m.

After two rounds completed, Jason McCaffrey (GBR, Cabrinha) and Jemma Grobbelaar (GBR, Flexifoil) were on top in the end of a week of very varying conditions..

The event came to an end with the prize giving ceremony held in the Dungarvan Harbour Yacht Club, and a party that is lasting until the late night.

A big thank you goes out to all sponsors, supporters and volunteers that made this event happen.

KPWT Brazil

Skippers meeting began day four at 08h30 at the Wave spot, Pico das Almas. The wave criteria and how the riders will be judged, was clearly illustrated by the race director and head judge before any heats took to the water.

The single elimination commenced and the quarterfinal heat between Cameron Dietrich (HAW, CABRINHA) and Gustavo Foerster (BRA, NAISH) started the day.

Conditions were better than the previous day and the wave sets were peaking at 1.5 meters.

The wind was stronger and averaging around 22 knots and most riders were out on their 9meter kites. The swell was still a bit messy and the current looked to be quite strong, but the riders proved their class in demonstrating some superb wave riding and put on a great show.

The single elimination final was between the local Foerster, who had knocked out Dietrich and Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA) on his way to meet the extravagant, Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM REP, STARKITES).

Unfortunately for the local, Riveras looked determined to repeat his 2008 victory here in Cumbuco. His selection of waves was excellent today and showed a good variety in his moves on the wave. He performed good aerial manoeuvres, strong turns in the critical section and showed why he is a serious competitor for the 2009 Wave Master title.

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