Kite-Surf Opener in Cape Verde

DAY ONE: PONTA PRETA DELIVERS

  • Kite-Surf season opener kicks off in epic Ponta Preta waves
  • 2019 winner Moona Whyte returns with banging performance
  • Cape Verdeans Mitu Monteiro, Matchu Lopes and Airton Cozzolino exploit local knowledge
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The legendary waves of Cape Verde were firing for the first clashes of the opening GKA Kite-Surf World Cup which has drawn the globe’s top athletes to fight for honours.

The women’s competition kicked off the event. It began with a bang when Hawaii-based Moona Whyte opened her account with a stunning 8.0 wave, showing her poise with powerful, linked turns. The US rider did even better with the day’s highest wave score of 9.23 several heats later.

The men’s round saw the most dramatic battles of the day, fought out in the sinking sun as the swells ramp up to 6ft in a perfect 15-18kts of breeze. Multiple world champions, Matchu Lopes and Airton Cozzolino, duelled in the day’s final heat.

READ FULL DAY ONE REPORT HERE

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