Cabrinha Kitesurf Pro Maui 2013 – Day 3!

After a couple of lay days due to lack of wind the KSP finally kicked off in Maui this weekend! Sadly due to some issues this is the only KSP event of the year this year, so drink it in as much as you can. Mitu Monteiro and Kai Lenny offer some feedback on the event so far!

Round one gets underway at Cabrinha kite surf pro

Ho’okipa Beach, Hawaii — November 24, 2013: Today saw light northerly winds give way to returning easterly trades for the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui. The qualification rounds and round 1 of the men’s main event were run in head high surf and 15-18 knots of breeze.

“With the trades back, Ho’okipa delivered today. The riders were stoked with the wind and wave conditions” said KSP live stream commentator Ben Meyer, “we were able to complete the qualification round as well as the entire men’s first round of the main event with the conditions looking favorable to complete the men’s and women’s championship in the next few days.”

Advancing from the morning’s qualification rounds were Jesse Richman (HI), Jeremy Lentz (FRA, F-One), Rafal Maleszyk (POL), Kai Lenny (HI), Tiago Candelot (BRA) and Devin Moody (HI, North).

The highest two-wave heat score of the men’s main event belonged to defending World Champion Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha) with a 14.83. Local Maui newcomer Cruser Putnam (HI, Cabrinha) surprised with the second highest heat score of the day (14.37) with a blazing back-hand attack at his local spot. 2011 KSP World Champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) battled with fellow countryman Matchu Almeida (CPV, North) to advance on to round 2. Other standouts included Mitu Monteiro (CBV, F-One), Filippe Ferreira (BRA, F-One), Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and local boy Patri McLaughlin (HI, North). Kai Lenny (HI), fresh off his recent SUP World Championship victory in France, displayed powerful and fluid surfing, establishing himself as a serious contender for the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui.

Women’s heat 1 of round 1 was started late in the afternoon, but abandoned due to deteriorating wind conditions. When competition resumes, women’s round one will be first on deck. For heat draw and order of the upcoming heats please go to: http://www.f-ridescoremobile.com/temp/f-draw-ksp.html

Stay tuned for the live action to resume at 11am tomorrow on www.kspworldtour.com/live.

The Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, ION, Xensr, HEVN, Maui Solar Project, Hotel Wailea, Bluesmiths Clothing, Tramontana Grafixx, FinallyPainFree.com, Adventure Sports Maui, Courtyard Marriott, Second Wind Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Strini Art Glass, Wholefoods Maui, MKC, Bob’s Dogs of Maui, Boardriding Maui, Mana Foods and Kitefinder.

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