Mondial du vent in Leucate

The second stop of the Kiteboarding World Championships was held in France, Leucate. The spot is known for it’s super strong wind and challenging conditions.

We had constantly evolving conditions for the competition. Every kite size in my quiver was used from 6 to 13meter, the wind was changing from very gusty to relatively consistent, the water was switching between flat and suddenly very choppy. It is very hard to predict what conditions you are going to get at Leucate. For me I think this makes a competition quite exciting, you are always a bit on edge and preparing yourself for the unexpected.



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In my first few heats the conditions where very challenging and my competitors and I struggled to perform our 5 tricks.



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On my last heat the conditions got a lot better, flat water and good power on my 11m GP kite. I managed to do 5 good tricks and more. This meant I advanced to the semi finals.



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I was very much looking forward to my next heat and for the battle to get those podium spots. Unfortunately, we did not have sufficient wind to run the semi finals and the last days of the competition where very still and windless. This meant I finished this event with a joint 1st place.



Photo:Toby Bromwich

Photo:Toby Bromwich

I really enjoyed my time in France, the event was really well run and I look forward to going back next year.



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Photo:Toby Bromwich

After the 1st two stops of competition I am currently ranked 4th overall in the Kiteboarding World Championships for Freestyle.



Photo:Toby Bromwich