St. Peter-Ording, Germany, July 30 – You don’t need a weatherman to determine wind strength and direction, all you have to do is lick a finger, hold it in the air and see which side dries first. This was exactly the case today in St. Peter-Ording, Germany.

Around 7:00 am, there was an overcast sky with moderate winds coming from the west. A couple of hours later during the 9:30 am skippers meeting, low laying storm clouds brought heavy rainsqualls and strong powerful winds which would later in the day progress to approximately 40 knots. The temperature averaged 19°Celsius.

It was a perfect wind condition for the kite loop king, Ruben Lenten who was yet again “On The Loose” showing off his super sick mega loops to the fascinated crowd of spectators on the beach.

At 10am, the judges were in place as the horn blew, announcing the beginning of the first of 41 heats. Read more…

Freestyle Results:

1. Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED)
2. Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil, GBR)
3. Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED)

1. Joanna Litwin (Nobile, POL)
2. Bruna Kajiya (Flexifoil, BRA)
3. Karolina Winkowska (Naish, POL)