Congratulations to Youri Zoon and Karolina Winkowska who were crowned the 2012 PKRA Freestyle World Champions today!

The fight went down to the wire with Alex Pastor winning the singles yesterday in the mens fleet. This meant Youri had to do all the hard work today to come back and take the title. It was a close fight all year and it was great to see the competitors battle it out in the stunning conditions of New Caledonia.

2012 PKRA World Freestyle Champion - Youri Zoon

Well done to Slingshot who powered both champions to their podiums this year, you might aks why Youri wasn’t riding Best as he is now a Best Team Rider. He made the decision to finish out the season on Slingshot and will be riding his new kites over the winter and competing for Best next year.

Congratulations to Karolina on winning the title and commiseration for Alex Pastor...

Well done to all the riders involved, the PKRA once again showed why it is the dominant force in running events around the globe for kitesurfing, bringing events to both new and old locations and spreading the kitesurfing vibe wherever they went. The new competition format seems to be working really well too, with the levels still being pushed but the entire format a more understandable offering for the general public.

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