Kiteboard racers crowned in the Boracay Island

January 16, 2012 | Kiteboarding
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The 2012 KTA Philippines crowned the best Twin Tip (TT) and Race Board (RB) kiteboarders.

In the last day of competition winds dropped to 12 knots and riders had to race not only against each other, but challenging the wind to pick up and sustain the unabated race momentum.

Sounding off the horn at 10am, two successful races of TT had adrenalines pumping, with kiteboarders racing not only against each other, but challenging the wind to pick up and sustain the unabated race momentum.

Right before noon, the race was captured with breathtaking aerial shots by Alex Baranescu, and incredible video footage by Jim Thirion from a helicopter.

When the wind dropped, one good RB race ensued until the wind decided to call it a day for everyone at 3pm. Talk about the "wacky races", it was one hell of a way to cap the four days of intense competitions.

The kiteboarding competitions of the 2012 KTA Philippines were held on the waters of Bulabog Beach, in Boracay Island.

TT Men’s Course Race

1st Kerem Bailk Turkey
2nd Doque de los Santos Philippines
3rd Ryan Cahilig Philippines
4th Bobo Corniel Dominican Republic
5th Anthony Martinez Philippines
6th Stefano Ganugi Philippines

TT Women’s Course Race

1st Michalina Laskowska Poland
2nd Rebecka Maudal Norway
3rd Dina Muldasheva Russia
4th Madli Olem Estonia
5th Susan Kay New Zealand
6th Berna Ozturk Turkey

RB Men’s Course Race

1st Salih Cakir Turkey
2nd Ken Nacor Philippines
3rd Taner Aykurt Turkey
4th Sugiraha Kazumasa Japan
5th Keewan Kwon Korea
6th Ejder Ginyol Turkey

RB Women’s Course Race

1st Kathrin Bogwardt Germany
2nd Aya Oshima Japan
3rd Rahel Holliger Switzerland
4th Astrid Berz Switzerland
5th Bilge Ozturk Turkey
6th Paochu Tienye China

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