Round one gets underway at Cabrinha kite surf pro
Ho'okipa Beach, Hawaii -- November 24, 2013: Today saw light northerly winds give way to returning easterly trades for the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui. The qualification rounds and round 1 of the men's main event were run in head high surf and 15-18 knots of breeze.
The highest two-wave heat score of the men's main event belonged to defending World Champion Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha) with a 14.83. Local Maui newcomer Cruser Putnam (HI, Cabrinha) surprised with the second highest heat score of the day (14.37) with a blazing back-hand attack at his local spot. 2011 KSP World Champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) battled with fellow countryman Matchu Almeida (CPV, North) to advance on to round 2. Other standouts included Mitu Monteiro (CBV, F-One), Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and local boy Patri McLaughlin (HI, North). Kai Lenny (HI), fresh off his recent SUP World Championship victory in France, displayed powerful and fluid surfing, establishing himself as a serious contender for the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui.
Women's heat 1 of round 1 was started late in the afternoon, but abandoned due to deteriorating wind conditions. When competition resumes, women's round one will be first on deck. For heat draw and order of the upcoming heats please go to: http://www.f-ridescoremobile.com/temp..
Stay tuned for the live action to resume at 11am tomorrow on www.kspworldtour.com/live
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