GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2020 | Quarterfinals
Today we saw all the top seeds hit the water for the quarter finals on day 4 of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup – Cape Verde 2020. Riders were battling it out in tough conditions for a place in the next round. In the men’s division scores were high across the board, making for some exciting, and very close results. In the first heat Titik Lopes CV and Pedro Matos BR were pushing each other to the limit, both riders proving themselves to be technical and powerful in the waves. Pedro won the heat with a complete score of 10.60, but it was a very close call, with only a .06 difference given in the last five seconds of the heat! He will go on to face Duotone teammate James Carew AU in the semi finals. James had an easy journey into the next round when his opponent, Reece Meyerscough CA, pulled out of the competition due to illness. In the first heat of the women’s division, Catharina Edin SE lead over Ines Correia PT until the final three minutes, but patience and local knowledge of the break paid off for the Portugese rider. Ines took the highest scoring wave of the round, a 7.60 and a complete score of 13.17, which takes her into the semi finals, where she will face our Freestyle world champion Mikaili Sol BR. In the second heat Mikaili took one of the tour’s most experienced riders, Charlotte Carpentier FR, out of the competition and with only a few weeks training in the Kite-Surf discipline. We can’t wait to see how she progresses throughout the 2020 tour! Charlotte had a tough time in the lighter winds, and the youngster took advantage of the situation with a complete score of 9.34. She will face Ines in the semi finals, and this is set to be an exciting heat to watch!