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GKA Brazil: American Moona Whyte triumphs in difficult final on opening day

Hawaii-based Moona Whyte (USA) again defeated the reigning Qatar Airways GKA Kite-Surf World Champion, 17-year-old Capucine Delannoy (FRA)in the final. It was a repeat of the tour’s first stop in Cape Verde in March, and with two wins from the five scheduled tour stops, Whyte is well on track to take the world title.

The conditions for the women’s final were tricky. Delannoy switched up to a 12m2 kite in the faltering breeze, while Whyte stuck with the 10m2 kite that had served her well up to that point. Whyte opened with a big wave score for her fluid and linked turns in the critical section of the wave that the judges loved. After that, both women struggled as the set waves became more and more elusive. Delannoy never managed to find her grove and her frustration began to show. But ultimately Whyte’s wave selection and committed style were the telling factor that gave her the win over Delannoy, though she was relaxed about the result.

Results:

Wave discipline – Frauen
     1. Moona Whyte (USA) F-One
     2. Capucine Delannoy (FRA) North
     3. Milla Ferreira (AUS) Duotone

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