Kite Surf World Champ Crowned in Dakhla.
Mitu has been on the world tour for a long, LONG time now, at 34 years old he’s one of the senior guys on tour, and it’s been a long time between drinks for him lately. Last week though, he showed those kids how it’s done, with not one, but two podium finishes in the GKA!
“It was a bit hard you know. I was lucky and got some really nice waves. The last one I got was nice one, like a really long one. Then in the strapless I tried to make some tricks landing really perfect. I’m so stoked!”
That’s Mitu, who used his all F-One/Manera setup to make the best of the tiny conditions. Waves were only knee high for most of the final, with 2 solid waves rolling in; and Mitu got both of them.
“It was a tough one, we went into that final hoping for waves, and unfortunately it was a pretty slow heat with not many waves.” Explains Keahi. “I think he got the two best waves, but I’m really stoked for Mitu, it’s been a long time since he’s won an event and he completely deserves it.”
Fresh off the podium, Mitu headed over to Fuerteventura for the 2017 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour. But what’s a surf tour doing in a notoriously flat location? Strapless Freestyle was on the cards this time, and it was a crowd favourite who took the top prize.
The aptly named Airton Cozzolino is no doubt the master of strapless freestyle. That’s the art of performing aerial tricks on a surfboard, with a kite, and no footstraps. Just take a look at the highlights reel below to see what it’s all about, and yes, they are kiteloops these guys are chucking!
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