VKWC Big AIr World Championships

08.08.2015 - Bruna Kajiya (Brasil) wins the VKWC Kitesurf World Cup in the discipline Freestyle ahead of Gisela Pulido (Spain) and Annabel van Westerop (Aruba). Christophe Tack (Belgium) and Carlos Mario (Brasil) share the first place in the men’s discipline.

Fuerteventura delivered a variety of conditions during the canarian tour stop of the VKWC Kitesurf World Championships. The island showcased the typical strong offshore winds as well as lighter sea breezes and the competitors had to prove that they are able to ride a large varitey of conditions.

In the women’s division 9 times World Champion Gisela Pulido from Spain had to compete against Bruna Kajiya from Brasil. Kajiya felt very at home in the light breeze, showing control and power in her tricks. Pulido didn’t manage to showcase the same complexity and power and was voted down by the judges. The young Aruban Annabel Van Westerop secured the third place in her heat against Paula Novotna.

There were several attempts to run the Men's Final and mini final, but the wind was just not playing ball, so by 5pm the event was over, placing Christophe Tack (France) and Carlos Mario (Brasil) in joint 1st place, and Alex Pastor (Spain) with David Tonijuan (Spain) in joint 3rd place.

It was unfortunately not possible to finish the Big Air elimination due to the light wind conditions.

VKWC Freestyle Fuerteventura - Women
1.) Bruna Kajiya (Brasil)
2.) Gisela Pulido (Spain)
3.) Annabel Van Westerop (Aruba)

VKWC Freestyle Fuerteventura - Men
1.) Christophe Tack (Belgium) and Carlos Mario (Brasil)
3.) Alex Pastor (Spain) with David Tonijuan (Spain)

07.08.2015 - DAY 5 AT THE VKWC FUERTEVENTURA
A challenging day for the riders today at the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships as the wind failed to arrive as had been forecasted. The Men's Freestyle Elimination Quarter finals were all set to get underway, but unfortunately had to be called off after only one heat.

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06.08.2015 - BIG AIR ON DAY FOUR OF THE VKWC FUERTEVENTURA
The competitors awoke to an unusually overcast morning on day four of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championship, not the usual bright, burning sun that they had grown accustomed to over the previous days. Unfortunately for this spot, overcast weather also generally means lighter wind, and so the riders were not greeted with the stronger winds that had been forecasted and hoped for in order to commence the Big Air discipline.

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05.08.2015 - THE ACTION CONTINUES ON DAY THREE OF THE VKWC FUERTEVENTURA
The third day of the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships on Fuerteventura saw an immediate start to the action directly after the 11am rider's meeting. With the conditions for the day looking good, the riders prepared themselves to be immediately immersed in the day's events, and to continue with the Men's and Women's Freestyle Eliminations...

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04.08.2015 - DAY 2 OF THE VKWC ON FUERTEVENTURA
Today the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships got started with a full day of action on the crystal clear waters of Sotavento beach, with spectators lining up to watch the first rounds of the Men's and Women's freestyle event. Following the 11am rider's meeting, the day's events commenced with the Women's Freestyle Elimination. Fuerteventura's well known strong wind was blowing in full force, and the girls prepared themselves to compete in the forecasted 25 to 30 knots. Using kite sizes ranging from 6 to 9 metres, the girls were powered up and ready to battle it out on the water...

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03.08.2015 - REGISTRATION DAY AT FUERTEVENTURA
The Virgin Kitesurf World Championship (VKWC) is extremely happy to be welcomed to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, for what is set to be an action-packed week for spectators and competitors alike. Sotavento is a spot that never fails to deliver in action and excitement, and this, being the 15th year of the Kitesurf World Cup, will be no exception. Welcome to the 2015 Fuerteventura Kitesurf World Championship hosted by Rene Egli Center...

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