When it rains, it definitively pours here on the Gold Coast. The seventh day of competition ended in the mid afternoon hours today due to the heavy rain, and non-existent wind. Riders and crew gathered at the event site in hopes of a change in the wind and weather forecast.
After six days of waiting for stable wind conditions, today was the day. The wind began to pick up in strength near noon and the first heats of the day gotunderway. Race director Olaf Van Tol made the decision to begin the day with the wave discipline, as the conditions were not 100% suitable for the freestylers.
It was yet another beautiful day here on the Australian Gold Coast. Even though the wind decided to tease us by coming in and out most of the day, riders as well as tourists, locals and hundreds of beach goers indulged some of Mother Nature’s perfect gifts such as beautiful blue skies, sunshine and surf while waiting for the wind to kick in for some thrilling kiteboarding action.