Tack and Mario share podium in Fuerteventura

August 10, 2015 | Kiteboarding
Christophe Tack: the photographer loved it | Photo: Romantsova/VKWC

The 2015 Fuerteventura World Cup came to a close in tricky wind conditions. Bruna Kajiya, Christophe Tack and Carlos Mario were crowned winners of the Freestyle competition held in the Canary Islands.

They tried it, but it just was not possible. Shifting winds forced a premature end to the Men's final, so Christophe Tack and Carlos Mario took first place, and Alex Pastor and David Tonijuan finished third.

"I was lucky to have some great wind for 12 meters, and had a good heat against Alex. I was stoked to be able to find some kicker tricks, I pulled a heelside frontside 720 and toeside backside 540," explained Tack.

"In the final, I started well against Bebe with a backside 317 and managed a KGB 5 and heelside frontside 720 but, unfortunately, the wind dropped, and the heat got cancelled. Bebe was ripping so I'm stoked to share first place with him!"

In the Women's final, nine-time world champion Gisela Pulido and Bruna Kajiya battled for glory. Pulido started with an outstanding Heart Attack and Slim 5, but Kajiya answered with an S-bend to Blind and S-Mobe. The Brazilian had conquered the judges.

"I'm so happy; it's incredible! I'm happy that I did a really good heat and Gisela also. This is important because it made it more exciting for both of us. I just went for it; I risked a lot. I went for big tricks, and in the end it was worth it and I'm extremely happy," concluded Kajiya.

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