GKA - Worldtour - Mauritius

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On Friday the 6th of September it was time again - on Mauritius, in Bel Ombre Reef, the GKA Worldtour started with day one of eight challenging days of fighting. Points were scored in the disciplines freestyle and wavekiting. Ninja Ricot-Bichler and her husband Baba Ricot, our Center Manager of ION CLUB Le Morne, took part and Ninja reached the women's final. And the whole ION CLUB family is so proud of her!

Ninja's original sound - exhausted but happy!

Hi everyone,

I want to thank you for all your messages and support it’s truly amazing.

I was kicked out in the single elimination some days ago and decided to get back and destroy it.  more motivated than ever. My goal was to arrive in the final and I succeeded so I’m really happy with my result and that I lost against a very talented and professional rider like Jalou. I hope i can inspire more women to ride a high level. It’s alot about believing in it.

I just enjoyed being in the water all day. Towards the end I was very exhausted as you can imagine. I had 7 heats in a row and spent over 5 hours on the water with only lunch 2 banana and 1 coke. Now I need a rest.

Thanks again for supporting me and much love to all of you... yiiiieehaaaa

This is the second double event of three this season that will see both the Freestyle and Kite-Surf disciplines on the GKA Kite World Tour take place over the following ten days.

Current discipline: Kite-Surf

Judging Criteria: Pure wave – 20 minute heats / best 2 waves count from 15 possible waves

Wind: Sideshore 15 – 22 knots

Wave conditions: A mixed bag – clean, smackable, pitching, crumbling, big and small! Make of it what you will and grab the biggies. 

That’s it! Nine epic days later, two huge double eliminations complete in the men’s and women’s kite-surf division after a ragingly tight Freestyle competition earlier in the week. Here’s the story of how the two wave finals played out on the Heritage Bel Ombre reef, starting with the women’s final which was the event’s final show. Read JIM Gaunts report here.

Thanks a lot to the great shots from ROMANTSOVAPHOTO and Ydwer van der Heide.

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