Tarifa Masters of Kiteboard
Gisela Pulido and 'Alex Pastor, Winners of the Tarifa Masters of Kiteboard.
July 22, Tarifa, the last day of the championship has been the most relaxed of all. The wind has given a truce to all the participants and hasn't show up at Valdevaqueros beach, which is the reason why the competition for the best trick has been cancelled.
Each day we have seen the riders not just enjoying the sport, but bringing it closer to the thousands of people that were at Tarifa's beaches.
The award ceremony started at 15.30 with the synchronized category: Angela Peral and Sasha Gabriel in the womens category and Petr Tyuskevich and Rafa Vilches in the mens were the winners.
As the "Best Trick" competition has been cancelled, the award for the best newcomer and with the biggest future has gone to Rafa Vilches, who seemed especially surprised and happy for the award.
The youngest were especially impatient to know who was going to win the award for the best female talent, which in this case also went to Sasha Gabriel, and in the male cathegory, to the Belgian Jerome Cloetens.
Meanwhile, the freeride cathegory has been lead by two of the biggest international riders. Gisela Pulido, eight times world champion was especially happy with the award: "I'm proud that these type of competitons are in Tarifa which is my city and my spot. Besides this way we encourage the youngest to know the sport and try to compete, to experiment with new sensations"
Alex Pastor, has highlighted the level of both of his opponents in the competition: "Both Alvaro Onieva and Petr Tyuskevic have been really strong along the whole championship, in spite of this I've reach the title but it hasn't been easy"
Tarifa Masters of Kiteboard closes this edition with a clear conclusion, the Kiteboard is a lifestyle that leaves its mark even in the younger people which are just beginners, but do not forget that this encounter couldn't be the same without the land that hosts it: the wind Mecca par excellence.
1st Alex Pastor
2nd Petr Tyuskevich
3rd Álvaro Onieva
1st Gisela Pulido
2nd Ángela Peral
3rd Julia Castro
Petr Tyuskevich and Rafa Vilches
Ángela Peral and Sasha Gabriel
PlayStation Vita Award 'Male young talent': Jerome Cloetens
PlayStation Vita Award 'Female young talent': Sasha Gabriel
MINI Award to the best new comer with a good future: Rafa Vilches
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