Brandon Bowe and Damien Leroy share victories in Florida

April 15, 2014 | Kiteboarding
Damien Leroy: stealing the show in Florida

Brandon Bowe and Damien Leroy have dominated the Miami Kiteboarding Masters 2014, held at Crandon Park, Florida.

Riders were greeted with 15-20 knots of wind, beautiful blue skies, and the pristine flat waters. The 10th annual Miami Kiteboarding Masters is now the oldest kitesurfing competition in Florida.

The day started off with the Freestyle competition. Standouts like Andre Bacic, Nicolas Biaggi, Leif Christian Given, and Kellen Hall were pushing the field with very technical tricks.

As the finals drew near, riders like Drew Christianson, Niklas Reymann, and Chris Bobryk were on fire with consistent, stylish tricks.

Another rivalry arose between Brandon Bowe and Damien Leroy. Bowe's training in the Caymans swinging from trees paid off, and he walked home with a win.

The women took to the water with style, class, and beauty. Eventually, it was the consistent riding of Melissa Gil that claimed the top spot. Second and third was a close battle between Jamie Fields and Svetlana Carroll.

In the Master's category, legend Rich Gardener swept the podium in Freestyle and Border X race. The Boarder X competition was a hit with riders maneuvering around buoys and jumping obstacles, with tangles, crashes, and incredibly close finishes. Leroy managed win it.

2014 Miami Kiteboarding Masters Results:

Men Freestyle Pro:
1. Brandon Bowe
2. Damien Leroy
3. Chris Bobryk

Men Boarder X Pro:
1. Damien LeRoy
2. Willem Maarten
3. Brian Kamilar

Women Freestyle Pro:
1. Melissa Gil
2. Jamie Fields
3. Svetlana Carroll

Men Masters Freestyle:
1. Rich Gardner

Men Masters Boarder X:
1. Rich Gardner

Youth Freestyle:
1. Andy Umana
2. James McGrath
3. Roman Rose
4. Jacob Olivier