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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde: Moona Whyte (USA) and Matchu Lopes (ESP) and take the win

Spain’s Matchu Lopes came from behind to seize victory in a clash for the ages in the opening round of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup on the Cape Verde island of Sal. Lopes, who calls Cape Verde home, defeated his friend and mentor, Mitu Monteiro, in the final after three days of breath-taking action on the legendary Ponta Preta break. The duo were joined on the podium by another local legend, Italy’s Airton Cozzolino.

In the women’s side of the competition, the US’s Moona Whyte returned to Cape Verde and continued where she left off four years ago. She took the win, slaying the waves with commitment and verticality, even in a final that threw up tricky conditions. Whyte defeated reigning 16-year-old world champion, France’s Capucine Delannoy, in the difficult final.

Men’s Results

1 Matchu Lopes (ESP)
2 Mitu Monteiro (CPV)
3 Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
4 Pedro Matos (BRA)

Women’s Results

1 Moona Whyte (USA)
2 Capucine Delannoy (FRA)
3 Kesiane Rodrigues (BRA)
4 Bruna Kajiya (BRA)

 

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