Le Morne, Mauritius – September 14, 2012: Contest officials at the One Eye Kite Surf Pro Mauritius have called the 5th and final lay day this morning and expect competition to continue tomorrow
The first 3 days of the holding period of stop number 2 of the KSP World Championship Tour saw the world’s top 24 male and top 12 female riders battle it out in 51 heats. Big swell and strong winds provided the perfect contest conditions and riders delivered incredible action highlighted by deep barrels and powerful, committed surfing.
After 5 days with small to medium size waves, the swell is predicted to increase overnight and the wind will continue to be strong virtually guaranteeing that the final three heats of competition will be finished tomorrow. The remaining finals will be followed by a “Supersession” that will see all KSP riders out at One Eye once again.
First call will be made tomorrow at 10:00am with a first possible start at 10:30am start.
When competition resumes, up first will be the men’s 3rd place final featuring Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) and Luke McGillewie (RRD, RSA).
Highlights from the One Eye Kite Surf Pro are available here.
The pictures of the day are available here.
The KSP would like to thank the sponsors of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro; MTPA, St. Regis Hotel, Monster and North Kiteboarding as well as event partners Emtel, Ion, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enso, Afix, GoPro, Multibox, Habit, Silent Partners, Hydro Energy, Fun Adventure, St Aubin and media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.
Tune in to watch the live action, brought to you by Emtel, at www.kspworldtour.com/live.
Final One Eye Kite Surf Pro Match-Ups:
Men’s 3rd place final: Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) vs. Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD)
Women’s final: Ninja Bichler (GER, North) vs. Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
Men’s final: Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) vs. Patri McLaughlin (HI, North)
Photographer: John Bilderback Rider: Matchu Almeida Lopez (CPV / North)