KSP World Tour: Peru Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Results

The ten day holding period for the second stop of the 2011 KSP World Tour commenced on Wednesday the 19th of October.

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This second leg on the 2011 Kitesurfing World Pro Tour calendar, the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, will run from 19 to 28 October 2011, in the town of Pacasmayo in Northern Peru. Pacasmayo is an epic wave riding spot known for its insanely long left-hand waves.

The world’s top pro kitesurfers are competing for the coveted KSP (Kitesurf Pro Tour) World Title, with the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro being the second of three World Championship Wave Riding Tour stops.

We will be updating this article with the latest competition results and kitesurfing news from Pacasmayo on a daily basis, so refer back to this article on our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with this prestigious kitesurfing event.

A full report and results from the first and final leg of the KSP World Tour can be found here:

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Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 1 (19 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 1

On the first day of the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro, the second leg of the 2011 KSP World Championship Kitesurfing Tour, KSP officials called a lay day, anticipating the swell to ramp up later this week.

“We are putting the contest on hold for the day,” states KSP Head Judge Brad Price. “We anticipate getting underway in great surf this weekend.”

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Peru

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Competitors spent the past two days kitesurfing waist to head high waves and relaxing at the El Faro Adventure Resort. The KSP competitors also received a grand welcome from Pacasmayo with a magnificent parade through the town’s centre yesterday.

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Round 1 Match-ups

MEN

Heat 1: Mauricio Pedreira (BRA), Bastien Bollard (FRA), Juan Antonio Gordillo (PER
Heat 2: Bruno Bordovsky (BRA), Nuno Figueiredo (POR), Felippe Ferreira (BRA)
Heat 3: Patri McLaughlin (HI), Guilly Brandao (BRA), Bear Karry (USA)
Heat 4: Mitu Monteiro (CBV), Paulo Rios (POR), Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Jesse Richman (HI), Etienne Lhote (FRA), Mark Moore (CAN)
Heat 6: Juan Pablo Diban (CHI), Lee Harvey (GBR), Octavio Chaine (ARG)
Heat 7: Sky Solbach (USA), Jeremie Eloy (FRA), Scott Peterson (USA)
Heat 8: Airton Cozzolino (ITA), Jacobo Said (PER), Libero Cozzolino (ITA)

WOMEN

Heat 1: Ines Correia (POR), Maayka Tadema (NED), Milla Knese (BRA)
Heat 2: Kristin Boese (GER), Erika Lindberg (SWE), Kristy Jones (GBR)
Heat 3: Melissa Gil (USA), Kelly Strachan (USA), Laurel Eastman (USA)
Heat 4: Marie Gautron (FRA), Adriana Harlan (HI), Celina Guardati (ARG)

The 2011 Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro will be broadcast live, each day, so stay tuned and follow the action via the live webcast and live scoring.

Here’s the video clip of the day

Watch the Live Broadcast

The KSP 2011 Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro is sponsored by Prom Peru and presented by the El Faro Resort and Pacasmayo Cementos. The KSP World Championship Tour is sponsored by ION essentials and Vitamizzer.

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 2 (20 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 2

KSP organizers called a second consecutive lay day today at the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, opting to wait for solid waves to arrive on Saturday.

So instead, competitors set off in a tour bus to just south of the famous surf break Chicama to visit El Brujo Archaeological Complex and get a taste of Peruvian history.

Here’s the video clip of the day

Watch the Live Broadcast

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 3 (21 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 3

Three days into the 10-day holding period of the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, KSP officials called a third consecutive lay day for the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour.

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

The KSP also welcomed Naish Kiteboarding as the latest addition to their growing list of industry members. Naish has committed its full support to the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour and joins existing KSP Industry Members North, Best and Underground, plus F-One, which signed on mid-way through the Mauritius One Eye Pro tour stop.

“It really was a given for us to support the first kite surfing World Championship Tour,” says Naish Kiteboarding brand manager Damien Girardin. “As the pioneer brand of kiteboarding, with Robby Naish considered one of the most famous wave riders in the world, and being based on Maui, Hawaii, Naish has always been at the forefront of kite surfing. We look forward to the KSP World Tour’s continued success and long life.”

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 4 (22 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 4

Despite a favorable forecast, the wind never filled in quite enough to get the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro off the ground today. As head-high sets rolled in throughout the morning and afternoon, the KSP crew kept optimistic and re-assessed the conditions every 30 minutes in hopes of the wind ramping up just a notch.

Known for its lengthy left-hand waves, Pacasmayo gave competitors a taste of just how ridiculously long it can get. Born and raised on Maui, Hawaii, North team rider Patri McLaughlin scored the longest ride of his life.

Dropping in upwind of the lighthouse, McLaughlin concluded his ride by throwing his hands in the air in a state of exhilarated disbelief in front of El Faro Adventure Resort. “My legs were burning,” says McLaughlin. “It was crazy, the sickest thing ever.”

“I’ve never ridden anything even close to that long,” he says. “It was half-mile or three-quarters of a mile long or something! I don’t think there are any waves on Maui that are even half that long.”

Here’s the video clip of the day:

Watch the Live Broadcast

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 5 (23 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 5

The Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro finally got underway late this morning, after four days of waiting for solid conditions to arrive in Northern Peru. In 15 – 20 knots of wind and 5 – 7 ft waves (faces), and going almost until sundown, the Men’s and Women’s Round 1 and Men’s Round 2 were completed at the second KSP World Championship Kite Surfing Tour stop.

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Peru - Kitesurfing Image

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

The event took place directly in front of El Faro Adventure Resort, one of the two competition locations along the expansive Pacasmayo point, with both Male and Female riders riding almost exclusively strapless. Nothing short of spectacular, today’s long period swell marched in off the Pacific Ocean and wrapped the point at Pacasmayo, offering super long rides that rolled well past the contest area.

Judged by a six-person team of ISA-accredited judges, each rider’s top two wave scores (on a scale of .1 to 10) counted towards a potential heat score of 20. Top riders stood out with their long top-to-bottom rides, powerful lip bashes, roundhouse cutbacks and long, drawn-out carves — all strapless.

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Brandao with a score of 15.27 and McLaughlin (14.83 and 14.53) earned the top heat scores of the men. On the women’s side, Ines Correia (12.67), North rider Kirsty Jones (12.43) and Adriana Harlan (12.43) earned the three highest heat scores. Riding switch on El Faro’s left-hand break, Harlan had never kite-surfed a left prior to coming to Pacasmayo.

There are 34 heats remaining in the Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro and the forecast is once again looking quite solid for tomorrow, calling for six-foot surf (1.9 meters) and 15 – 20 knot winds. Conditions permitting, the double consolidation ladder will commence with Women’s Round 2.

The heat results and upcoming heat order can be viewed at: kspworldtour.com/ladder

Stay tuned for the next live webcast with live scoring.

Here’s the video clip of the day:

Check out the pictures of the day: Photos Day 5

Watch the Live Broadcast

Tomorrow morning at 8:55 a.m. (PET), event directors will announce the daily schedule, which will both be live-streamed and posted online — with 10 a.m. as the first possible start of the competition.

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 6 (24 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 6

Contest directors made great use of the epic conditions at the main staging area at El Faro (the lighthouse) amidst another day of prime wind and waves. 18 heats were completed, taking the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro all the way up to the Quarter Finals. As head-high sets wrapped around the point all day, once again, riders predominantly kitesurfed unstrapped.

In 15 – 20 knots, the Women’s Round 2 and Men’s Round 3 started the day off with a bang. Early on, Patri McLaughlin’s (HI/North) surf-influenced spectacle of a performance stood out, which looked almost identical to his epic mile-long morning surf sessions. Scoring an 8.57 on one wave (third highest single wave score of the day), McLaughlin earned a 16.06 total heat score — the highest of the whole contest so far.

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Two other top demonstrations of surfmanship today came from Felippe Ferreira (BRA), who beat out Mauricio Pedreira (BRA) in Heat 21 by a narrow margin of .67 points, and Guilly Brandao (BRA) who bested Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) by .67 points as well. The top three single wave scores of the day go to Ferreira (9), Ribeiro (9) and McLaughlin (8.57). McLaughlin’s winning streak unfortunately came to an end when he came up against teammate Sky Solbach (USA/North) in Round 5.

On the women’s side, the three highest single wave scores — 7.5, 7.27 and 6.67 — all belong to one woman, Milla Knesse Ferreira (BRA), whose father is a former pro surfer. The 20-year old who won the Brazilian Kite Tour championship this year (in the discipline of kite surfing), began competitive surfing at the age of six and took up kiting at the tender age of 10.

With her vertical snaps tight in the pocket and impressive rail-to-rail top-to-bottom riding, Knesse Ferreira also earned the two best heat scores of the day — 13.44 and 13.17. As mentioned above, her brother Felippe turned a lot of heads too. With a 12.93, Ines Correia (POR) bagged the third highest women’s heat score.

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Overall, day six of second stop of the World Champion Kite Surfing tour saw a number of almost-too-close-to-call heats and loads of incredible action — mostly of the unstrapped and surf-like flavor.

Eight men’s heats remain in the competition, which will kick off the next day of action with two Brazilian Quarter Final showdowns: Ferreira vs. Ribeiro in Heat 29 and Brandao vs. Pedreira in Heat 30. (All four competitors call Pacasmayo a go-to training ground.) Then Etienne Lhote (FRA/F-One) will face Sky Solbach (USA/North) and former Kite Surf World Champion Mitu Monteiro (CBV/F-One) will square off with the rising star Airton Cozzolino (ITA/North). Women’s Semi Finals will start with Kirsty Jones (GBR/North) vs. Milla Knesse Ferreira (BRA), followed by Kelly Strachan (USA) vs. Ines Correia (POR).

The heat results and upcoming heat order can be viewed at: kspworldtour.com/ladder

Stay tuned for the next live webcast with live scoring.

Here’s the video clip of the day:

Check out the pictures of the day: Photos Day 6

Watch the Live Broadcast

Tomorrow morning at 8:55 a.m. (PET), event directors will assess the day’s outlook and announce the daily schedule, which will both be live-streamed and posted online — with 10 a.m. as the first possible start of the competition.

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 7 (25 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Update 7: Finals

Bringing the second stop of the World Championship Kite Surfing Tour to a close, day seven of the 10-day holding period delivered another dose of world-class conditions and next-level action. Throughout the final 12 heats, competitors rode once again predominantly strapless, drawing lines comparable to high-level surfing.

With the wind making an early appearance at the lighthouse staging area this morning, fifteen- to 20-knot winds and overhead waves peeling around the lighthouse point awaited the first Men’s Quarter Final face-off.

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Brazilian rippers Felippe Ferreira and reigning World Champion Guilly Brandao each won their heats, setting them up for a surf-style showdown in the Semifinals. Then in one of the closest heats of the day, Sky Solbach (USA/North) beat out Etienne Lhote (FRA/F-One) by a mere .3 points. In another exciting throwdown — filled with both progressive tricks and surf-style riding — 2008 World Champion Mitu Monteiro (CBV/F-One), who’s still on the mend from a knee injury, lost his heat by 1.56 points to Airton Cozzolino (ITA/North).

In the first of two extremely close Women’s Semifinal heats, Milla Knesse Ferreira (BRA) came up against three-time Kite Surfing World Champion Kirsty Jones (GBR/North). With a 2.1-point advantage and the highest women’s single wave score of the day (7.83), the Brazilian advanced to the Finals. Riding in straps, Ines Correia (POR) won her heat against the unstrapped Kelly Strachan (USA) by the slimmest margin of the whole event — .04 points.

Brandao and Cozzolino then won their semifinal heats, as they rode some bombs with incredible style, flow and moves. Brandao scored an 8.5 on one of his waves and Cozzolino an 8.27, the second and third best wave scores of the day.

Women’s Finals proved action-packed as well, with Jones bagging the second highest heat score of the day (12.73) and taking third place against Strachan. And finally, in the Correia vs. Knesse Ferreira showdown, the 20-year-old Brazilian delivered a high-scoring performance (second only to her Heat 15 score), winning the KSP tour stop title with her incredible surf-influenced talent.

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro Peru - Kitesurfing Image

Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro

Men’s Finals kicked off with Solbach battling Felippe Ferreira (BRA) for third place. Both riding backhand on the perfect peeling walls, each kiter exhibited a high degree of control, power and flow as they rode tight in the pocket and repeatedly cracked the lip hard. Scoring a 7.77 and 7.07 on his two best waves, Ferreira bested Solbach’s 14.37 score by less than half a point.

And in the final showdown of the Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro, Cozzolino — who earned the highest wave count of the day (7) and displayed an inspiring fusion of high-level surfing and innovative tricks — succumbed to Brandao for the tour stop title. Recovered from a rib injury that plagued him at the first KSP tour stop of the year, Brandao rode just three waves in the final heat — all scoring over 8 points and producing the best heat score of whole contest (17).

The heat results and upcoming heat order can be viewed at: kspworldtour.com/ladder

If you missed the day’s live-streamed action, check the archived heat here.

Here’s the video clip of the day:

Check out the pictures of the day: Photos Day 7

Watch the Live Broadcast

Don’t miss the live coverage of the remaining 2011 KSP World Tour stop: Ponta Preta Kite Surf Pro in Cape Verde, from December 2 to 11.

RESULTS: 2011 KSP Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro

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Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro | Awards Ceremony

MEN

1st place: Guilly Brandao (BRA)
2nd place: Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
3rd place: Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
4th place: Sky Solbach (USA)
5th place: Etienne Lhote (FRA), Mauricio Pedreira (BRA), Mitu Monteiro (CBV), Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
9th place: Jesse Richman (USA), Juan Pablo Diban (CHI), Lee Harvey (GBR), Patri McLaughlin (USA)
13th place: Bruno Bordovsky (BRA), Jacobo Said (PER), Jeremie Eloy (FRA), Juan Antonio Gordillo (PER)
17th place: Bastien Bollard (FRA), Bear Karry (USA), Libero Cozzolino (ITA), Mark Moore (CAN), Nuno Figueiredo (POR), Octavio Chaine (ARG), Paulo Rios (PER), Scott Peterson (USA)

 

WOMEN

1st place: Milla Knesse-Ferreira (BRA)
2nd place: Ines Correia (POR)
3rd place: Kirsty Jones (GBR)
4th place: Kelly Strachan (USA)
5th place: Adriana Harlan (USA), Kristin Boese (GER)
7th place: Marie Gautron (FRA), Melissa Gil (USA)
9th place: Celina Guardati (ARG), Erika Lindberg (SWE), Laurel Eastman (USA), Maayke Tadema (NED)

For the current 2011 World Championship Rankings, visit kspworldtour.com/2011-rankings.

Competition Results: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7: Finals

Day 10 (28 October)

KSP Pacasmayo Kitesurf Pro: Wrap-up

Today concludes the KSP’s Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro with the official awards ceremony taking place at 6 p.m. (PET) at El Faro Adventure Resort, Pacasmayo. Dominating this leg of the World Championships, the Brazilians earned three spots on the podium.

Check out the wrap-up video:

With two of three tour stops complete, the Europeans hold a majority of top-three Overall World Championship Rankings, as Airton Cozzolino (Italy) currently leads the men’s pack, and Ines Correia (Portugal), Marie Gautron (France) and Kristin Boese (Germany) hold down first, second and third places in the women’s division.

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If you are lucky enough to be at the Pacasmayo Kite Surf Pro, or if you have been following the action via the live broadcast, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below… What do you think of the event so far and who do you think is going to dominate?

 

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