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Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day Two

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Day two started with a slouch, the forecast had called for morning wind but the reality was an unusually still morning. Riders were at the beach at nine o’clock regardless and ready for action. By eleven the wind had came up and the trials began. Many riders were interested in how the young Corniel brother would perform, sadly Adeuri narrowly missed out on a place in the main event but showed he will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with in the future, producing the highest scoring trick of the trials (Backside 317). If it were any conciliation his loss was to the stand out rider of the men’s trials event Coccoluto. Coccoluto also surprised the judges with his repertoire, he has obviously been training hard for this event and should be a good rider to watch enter the main draw. 

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This event also saw the return of Liam Whaley, who un-surprisingly made it through to the main event without breaking a sweat. Whaley had been suffering an injury that prevented him from competing at the last event in Egypt, so it will be interesting to see how his form really is in the main event tomorrow.

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On the French side of things countrymen and fellow brothers the Garats both made it through the trials and into the main event. Seb will no doubt be happy with this result as he tried hard in Egypt to make it through but narrowly missed out on a spot. Let’s see if the Frenchman can bring home a podium spot for their country!

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On the Women’s side of the trials the young Brazilian phenome Mika Sol narrowly missed out on a spot in the main event but showed she will also no doubt be one of the tours future stars. It was also the Women’s trials standout Bagnoli that unfortunately took young Sol out. Bagnoli has been slowly improving with each tour stop and it will be interesting to see how she goes up against the top seeded women this event.

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Once the trials were over the main event started at roughly two o’clock in unusual Mondial Du Vent conditions. It’s rare to have such light wind at the event with most riders expecting to be overpowered on their smallest kites. The wind didn’t pick up at all and the conditions were mainly for 13-14m kites for the first heat of the main event in which Youri Zoon came through with the win. The following heat was quickly abandoned due to too little wind and will be resumed first thing tomorrow.

Tomorrows forecast doesn’t look special, but with a chance for the best possible conditions early on all riders have been notified of a Seven o’clock possible start which means an early night for both riders, fans and staff a like!


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Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day One

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The first day of the Mondial Du Vent saw a total of 60 riders from 19 different countries gathered for the opening ceremony in celebration of competing in one of the worlds longest running Kiteboarding events. Mondial Du Vent is literally the “festival of the wind”, every year promoting Kiteboarding as it’s main event, front and center.

Even though there was little chance for wind today the tension between the athletes was high. With a return to competition for Liam Whaley and rumors circulating about Adeuri Corniel (Ariel Corniels younger brother) riding at a very high level, it’s clear that this competition will be exciting for both the spectators and top seeded men alike.


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On the Womens side of the draw there was a noticeable absence of Karolina Winkowska (last events winner), which surprised a few riders, there was however the addition of a few riders not present at the last event. Dioneia Vieira, Francesca Bagnoli, Mika Sol are three such Women and they will no doubt push hard to fill the gap left by Winkowska and give the already top seeded women something to fight for. Mika Sol from Brazil is competing in her very first championship event, with a strong presence in recent Junior events it will be interesting to see what this rising star can do.

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Tomorrows forecast looks enticing with a chance of wind from early on the riders will have a skippers meeting at nine o’clock sharp. We wish all the riders the best for this event, good luck and safe riding to all!

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El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Day 6

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16-03-26-RAW-EGY-FS-CHRISTIANBLACK-0208Day six saw a continuation of the previous placid wind conditions, and with little chance for competition most took the time to relax and pack their gear in preparation for the prize giving ceremony.

The ceremony was a great show with Lewis Crathern announcing the results to a crowd of riders, fans and Egyptian delegates. The top three riders for both Men and Women had a chance to speak on the microphone, with all giving unanimous praise to the organisers and the Egyptian government for supporting Kiteboarding and running a world class event.

The Egyptian government was no doubt impressed, with news announced at the ceremony of a Junior World Championship event now scheduled to take place in Egypt in July this year.

We would like to thank all riders, sponsors and fans for supporting this first event of the year and no doubt helping make it a great success! Thank you all!

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Final Results Freestyle Men

1. Carlos Mario (BRA, Slingshot)
2. Youri Zoone (NED, Slingshot)
3. Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush)

Final Results Freestyle Women

1. Karolina Winkowska (POL, Slingshot)
2. Bruna Kayija (BRA, Airush)
3. Annabel van Westerop (ARU)


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