2018 Formula Kite European Championships: 59 riders battling for gold | Photo: Schwarz/IKA

Guy Bridge and Daniela Moroz have taken out the 2018 Formula Kite European Championships in Warnemünde, in the north of Germany.

After a long week of racing with wind conditions ranging from six to 25 knots, the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) crowned two new Old Continent champions.

The 81st edition of the Warnemuender Woche had 59 riders from 18 nations and four continents, who battled for medals in eight qualifying races, and eight final series races.

The organization ran the short track format which eventually led to a few mistakes made by world defending European and world champion Nico Parlier, including crossing the starting line too early.

The six-minute races were surprisingly tight and competitive, but the Bridge brothers were the ones who adapted better to the conditions. Axel Mazella completed the podium.

On the women's side, Daniela Moroz proved why she is the fastest and the most technical female kiteboarder in the world right now. She won all but one race and seems ready to fight for another world title.

"I’m so excited to see so many other girls on the course and hope the numbers continue to increase! You ladies all killed it, and I can’t wait to see you all at more events in the future," expressed Moroz.

2018 Formula Kite European Championships | Top 5

Men
1. Guy Bridge (GBR) - 28 pts
2. Oliver Bridge (GBR) - 29 pts
3. Axel Mazella (FRA) - 40.3 pts
4. Theo de Ramecourt (FRA) - 40.3 pts
5. Maxime Nocher (MON) - 43 pts

Women
1. Daniela Moroz (USA) - 12 pts
2. Elena Kalinina (RUS) - 28 pts
3. Alexia Fancelli (FRA) - 35 pts
4. Steph Bridge (GBR) - 41 pts
5. Anais Mai Desjardin (FRA) - 50 pts