It is the best feeling to dominate all the KTA 2013 tour championship titles, both Course race and freestyle. This is my story of stepping on the podium again.
KTA Pingtan was the final stop and the biggest event for the Kiteboard Tour Asia 2012/2013 season with 120 competitors from all around the world to bet on podium and prizes. Many good teams from many countries came to compete like team Australia, Philippines, Holland, Vietnam, etc.. I am the one also from Thai team who always represents my country with some friends Jack and Fawn. A lot of spectators came to the event, a crowd of more than 100,000 cheered us on to see who will take first in both Course race and freestyle.
Competition started with course race production class with gusty side offshore wind 8-16 knots and cold water. It was a very hard time for me to fight with a lot of good riders, more than 30 racers and everyone very confident with their own speed and race. I made my riding plan in my head after trying the course but the wind direction was changing all the time. But I can feel where the wind is coming from and this helps me to be more fast and to turn at the right time & position to get to the upwind mark first almost every race, and finishing 1st almost in every race. I use all my knowledge from past experiences in wind sports and use the best equipment set up riding with Ozone EDGE kites, P1 race board and Rista fins that make me fast enough to be the winner of the game. And I mad many people happy who bet on me in this event..they believe in me I will do my best.
Freestyle was the second chance for me to be in the water. This time I used boots with my balance board and I have no expectation of how far I can go because a lot of good young riders are fighting hard at the moment. Just for fun and do my best in cold water even though I can not feel my hands and how I am landing tricks. So far so good I won my heats through to the semi final and then the wind is died so we couldn’t finish to the final. I have to share the 1st position with another three riders from the semi finals but very happy with unbelievable feeling so far. So in this situation I got more points than Long from Vietnam who had more points before to be tournament champions of 2013. So I won over him and changed the game on the podium…Thank you god to save me from the pier and give me life to stand on the game until the final event.
Thank you to all sponsors who support my whole season; GAC, OZONE, QUIKSILVER THAILAND, P1, CAM ONE, BALANCE and Dr.A. Thank you for believing in me.
Here are my results:
1st Course race KTA Pingtan, China 2013
1st Freestyle KTA Pingtan, China 2013
1st Course race over all KTA tournament 2012/2013
1st Freestyle over all KTA tournament 2012/2013
2nd Freestyle Asian
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