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Kirsty and Mitu Celebrate

KPWT Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2008 1 ? 9 November 2008
Kiteboard Pro World Tour 10 year anniversary year
Mitu Montiero
Mitu - right place, right time
With the freestyle titles tied up by Jesse Richman and Ania Grzelinska the Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup moved to Moulay Bouzarktoune.On the agenda, the semi finals and finals of the Wave Masters and eight riders contesting in the line up.
Ania Grzelinska from Poland started against CÚline Collaud from Switzerland in the women's. Ania, KPWT freestyle champion, had no problem winning the heat as CÚline doesn't specialise in waves. The following heat saw Kari Schibevaag from Norway come up against the UK's Kirsty Jones. Kari has definitely improved a lot since Brazil but it wasn't enough to threaten Kirsty who made very good wave selection throughout and really optimised the potential of the waves.
Over to the men and Abel Lago from Spain took on Mitu Monteiro from Cabo Verde (featured in Introducing in Kiteworld issue #35 ). Mitu was really on top form and set the mirky ocean alight. Radical and powerful, he caught better waves than Abel who performed a very good heat but just couldn't quite find enough performance. Mitu advanced to the final.
In the men's second semi final Jesse Richman from Hawaii met Jan Marcos Riveras from the Dominican Republic. Jesse was very aggressive, powerful and radical. With the pressure of the title on his shoulders, Jan Marcos, already world champion, seemed to be less confident. As usual he offered a great show but he was not at his highest level. Jesse advanced to the winner's final.
Back to the women's third place final and it was CÚline Collaud versus Kari Schibevaag. Kari has made huge progress this season and CÚline isn't a wave rider at heart. Kari won quite easily and finished in the third place.
The women's final was pure delight of a wave riding session: Ania Grzelinska versus Kirsty Jones. Both competitors were amazing and performed at a very high level. Nevertheless Kirsty remained closer to the critical section of the wave while Ania kept finding herself too far in front of it. Two amazing competitors but the congratulations wen to Kirsty Jones who won the Wave Masters competition. (Want to see more of Kirsty? Click here to go to her profile in our rider's pages.)
In the men's third place final Abel Lago faced Jan Marcos Riveras. Abel has been training very hard since Brazil and used the Moulay waves well and attacked them with good style. Jan Marcos ran a better heat than his last, but his performance still didn't convince the judges. Abel got the not and finished in third for the event.
The final saw the level of riding go through the roof with Jesse Richman and Mitu Monteiro. Jesse was unlucky however, crashing his kite in the middle of the heat, wasting precious time. Meanwhile Mitu showed perfect skills and performed 'la cr?me de la cr?me' of wave riding, using as much as much potential of each wave as he could. The final decision was easy: Mitu Monteiro, winner of the Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup Wave Masters, and Mitu was also announced as the overall wave master for the men's! Congratulations to him.

Mitu Montiero
King of Morocco
ESSAOUIRA RESULTS:
MEN'S WAVE MASTERS RESULTS
1. Mitu MONTEIRO (CV) ? F-One
2. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
3. Abel LAGO (SPA) ? RRD
4. Jan Marcos RIVERAS (RD) - Starkites
WOMEN'S WAVE MASTERS RESULTS
1. Kirsty JONES (UK) ? Flexifoil
2. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
3. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) ? Ozone
4. CÚline COLLAUD (SUI) - Slingshot
OVERALL RESULTS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
2008 KITEBOARD PRO WORLD TOUR RESULTS

MEN
1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
2. Abel LAGO (SPA) ? RRD
3. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) ? Kiteloose
4. Leander VYVEY (BEL) ? JN-Kites
WOMEN
1. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
2. Kristin BOESE (GER) ? Best Kiteboarding
3. Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) ? Airush
4. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) - Ozone

FREESTYLE RESULTS
JUNIOR
1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
2. Erik VOLPE (ITA) ? Challenger
3. Blazek OZOG (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
4. Ariel CORNIEL (RD) ? EH
MEN
1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
2. Leander VYVEY (BEL) ? JN-Kites
3. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) ? Kiteloose
4. Vincent TIGER (FRA) ? F-One
WOMEN
1. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
2. Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) - Airush
3. Kristin BOESE (GER) ? Best Kiteboarding
4. Marine SUDRE (AUS) ? Cabrinha
WAVE MASTERS
MEN
1. Mitu MONTEIRO (CV) ? F-One
2. Abel LAGO (SPA) ? RRD
3. Jan Marcos RIVERAS (RD) ? Starkites
4. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
WOMEN
1. Kirsty JONES (UK) ? Flexifoil
2. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
3. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) ? Ozone
4. Ainhoa GARCIA (SPA) - Airush
COURSE RACING
MEN
1. Jesse RICHMAN (US) ? Cabrinha
2. Abel LAGO (SPA) ? RRD
3. Antoine AURIOL (FRA) ? Kiteloose
4. Erik VOLPE (ITA) ? Challenger

WOMEN
1. Kristin BOESE (GER) ? Best Kiteboarding
2. Ania GRZELINSKA (POL) ? North Kiteboarding
3. Kari SCHIBEVAAG (NOR) ? Ozone
4. Marine SUDRE (AUS) ? Cabrinha
For more head to the KPWT official website: www.kiteboardpro.com

Added: 2008-11-10

Category: News

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