GKA Kite-Surf World Cup – Day 2

  • Reigning champion James Carew makes shock exit in epic Ponta Preta swells
  • Cape Verdeans riding high after heart-stopping kite-surf clashes
  • Brazilians Sebastian Ribeiro and Pedro Matos advance to quarter finals
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Reigning world champion James Carew was dumped from the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup on the second day of the contest on Cape Verde in epic waves. The Australian, who was hoping to land a third successive title, lost the day’s final round by only a fraction of a point to Cape Verde-based legend, Airton Cozzolino.

Cozzolino’s win drew wild cheering from the delighted crowds on the beach. But the celebrations were muted as the judges reviewed their scores because the heat had been so tight, only adding to the drama of a day that had been filled with nerve-jangling action.

Both riders, who have been training together, embraced as they came ashore. It was a sign of their mutual respect after a truly spectacular, 18-minute clash on epic Ponta Preta swells in the sinking sun.

READ DAY TWO REPORT HERE

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