Abel Lago and Gisela Pulido win the "Board Off" competition in the 2009 KPWT Tarifa

July 3, 2009 | Kiteboarding

2009 KPWT Tarifa

The wind was not at competition requirements this morning so the next skippers meeting was held after lunch at 13h30.

Yesterday saw four exciting course races and results for the day are posted below. The first rounds of the men’s single elimination started off competition day 2. The heats began at 14h15 and continued up until 16h00 with the first round for men completed. At 16h30 the Hawaianas board off competition was held!

The huge flip-flops/ boards were dragged into the water and attempts were made to pull off the best maneuver possible. Abel Lago, Jose Luengo, Alvaro Onieva and Antoine Auriol participated in the men’s competition.

With the final between the two Spanish riders, Alvaro and Abel doing their absolute best with the heavy boards in front of an excitable crowd! It was quite the spectacle and brought thousands down to the beach.

Alvaro managed to do just enough to win the final heat against Abel and the 900euro prize money on offer! For the women, Kari Schibevaag, Gisela Pulido, Fabienne D'Ortoli and Ania Grezlinska took part in this unique event.

Gisela handled the heavy board as best she could and managed to take the final heat and the 600euro prize money on offer!

The wind had dropped off by 18h00 and an attempt was made to run the women’s first elimination rounds. Unfortunately there was not enough wind and after heat one the day was called off. What a fun and unique day on the KPWT Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa 2009!

Source: KPWT

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