Giovanni Passani: the future of Italian windsurfing | Photo: Carter/PWA

Giovanni Passani and Maaike Huvermann have taken out the Sa Barra Freestyle Contest 2015, in the Sant'Antioco island, in Sardinia, Italy.

The event was held in Windsurfing Club Sa Barra, a sports center founded in 2009 by Gigi Madeddu. The spot offers flat and choppy water conditions blessed by the Mistral (NW) and Scirocco (SE) winds.

This year, the Sa Barra Freestyle Contest 2015 managed to complete two single eliminations, in which Giovanni Passani and Maaike Huvermann got crowned winners of the Men and Women divisions, respectively.

Passani is making a debut in the PWA Freestyle World Tour. The young windsurfer from Rome finished his first event in the elite - the Surf World Cup Podersdorf - in 17th place.

The two-day competition in Sardinia had 30-knot plus Mistral winds blowing throughout the day. Francesco Cappuzzo conquered the Super Session with a splendid huge culo into spock.

Sa Barra Freestyle Contest 2015 | Top 5

Men
1. Giovanni Passani
2. Mattia Fabrizi
3. Jacopo Testa
4. Nicolò Tagliafico
5. Luigi Madeddu

Women
1. Maaike Huvermann
2. Eva Chiochetti
3. Nicole Bandini
4. Francesca Floris
5. Stefania Fumagalli

Frances Osorio Rivera is just another kiteboarder. The only noticeable difference is that she rides the winds of her favorite spots with one only one leg.

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