Variable Winds Force Eventual Lay Day For Hookipa Kite Surf Pro
Kahului, Hawaii – December 7, 2012: The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro was forced into a holding pattern this morning before eventually being called off at 3PM due to light and variable winds. Contest directors are optimistic that the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro Champions and overall World Tour Champions will be crowned tomorrow in classic Ho’okipa conditions.
“We knew today was a bit of a toss-up in terms of wind,” said KSP head judge Brad Price. “Tomorrow looks much better and we will be crowning the champions by tomorrow afternoon.”
With a stellar forecast on the charts and the KSP World Championship title on the line, tomorrow promises to be an incredible day of world-class kite surfing. The first heat on deck tomorrow between world number 1 Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North) and world number 4 Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD) will be the first of many do-or-die heats in the road to the finals at the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro.
Watch a clip of yesterday’s action:
Stay tuned for the 9am call and a 9:30am first possible start on www.kspworldtour.com/live .
The Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro is supported by the County Of Maui, Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kites, Naish Kites, North Kiteboarding, Maui Kitesurfing Community, Eternal Riders, Second Wind, NeilPryde Maui, Maui Beach Hotel, Mana Foods, Whole Foods Maui, Pacific Millworks, Mama’s Fish House and KSP Tour Outfitter ION.
REMAINING HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO MEN’S ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 8: Patri Mclaughlin (HI, North), Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD)
HO’OKIPA KITE SURF PRO WOMEN’S ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Ninja Bichler (GER, North), Milla Ferreira (BRA, F-One)
Heat 2: Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha), Adriana Harlan (BRA)
Heat 3: Kirsty Jones (GBR, North), Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)
Heat 4: Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish), Ines Correia (POR, RRD)