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KPWT Superkite Wave Masters

20 September 2008 | 9:45 am

The Superkite Brasil Wave Masters 2008 have been completed today. The show started at 8am with the women competition. First riders in the water: Kirsty Jones and Ainhoa Garcia. Followed by Kristin Boese and Kari Schibevaag. 4 different European countries in the fight ! Ainhoa Garcia, handicapped with a knee injury, did her best but only managed to reach the 4th place. Kristin Boese, 2007 KPWT World Champion, got the third place. Kari Schibevaag from Norway has incredibly improved in this discipline but she left the first place to the British Kirsty Jones, specialist in waves.

kpwt kirsty jones

1. Kirsty Jones (UK) – FLEXIFOIL
2. Kari Schibevaag (NOR) – OZONE
3. Kristin Boese (GER) – BEST KITEBOARDING
4. Ainhoa Garcia (SPA) – AIRUSH

On the men side, the battle was tight from the start in Pico das Almas. Only one Brazilian rider made his way through the finals: Ian Glaza Owczarzak. In front of him full expertised KPWT competitor: Jesse Richman and Jan Marcos Riveras. In the looser final, Jesse Richman gave his outmost versus Abel Lago, the 2007 KPWT Wave World Champion. The two talented riders performed very well and the kid from Hawaïï won the 3rd place overall. In the Final, two Kitesurfing nations were represented: Dominican Republic and Brasil. Jan Marcos Riveras from Dominican Republic astonished the spectators on the beach. A pure show man! Ian Glaza Owczarzak, from Brazil, also passed amazing moves and imposed his style. After an incredible heat, the victory finally went to the Dominican Republic and Jan Marcos Riveras.

kpwt jan-marcos rivieras

1. Jan Marcos Riveras (RD) – STARKITES
2. Ian Glaza Owczarzak (BRA) – WINDBRA
3. Jesse Richman (US) – CABRINHA
4. Abel Lago (SPA) – RRD

The whole caravan came straight back to the Golfinho Hotel for the Course Racing competition. As we are writing this press release, the first course race is running. The programme for the week-end is very hectic: Course Racing, Freestyle, Kiteloop and Big Air. No time to rest. Cumbuco is one of the rare spots in the world where you do not have to worry about the wind. The wind is programmed like a ventilator and keeps blowing all day long.

[Source: KPWT]

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