Wave competition was fierce in Morocco this week with the start of 2015 Virgin Kitesurf World Championships, formerly known as the PKRA World Tour. The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) is starting a new era as Virgin came on board as the official series partner.
Wave discipline winners Jalou Langeree and Keahi de Aboitiz both fought their way to the final where Jalou was able to win against Moona Whyte, and Keahi managed to succeed against Pedro Henrique. The women’s podium was completed by Ines Correira on third place and Kari Schibevaag finishing fourth. Sebastian Ribiero became third on the men’s mini final after winning against Mitu Monteiro who finished fourth.
It was a long day with beautiful wave and wind conditions – a good start to the new Virgin sponsorship. Competitors were happy to be able to ride at Oum Labouir – a famous wave location on the Atlantic coast of Dakhla’s peninsula. After qualifiers last week, competition took place with a full ladder of 24 strong male and 12 excellent female competitors.
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