Monday, December 10, 2012

Keahi De Aboitiz wins the 2012 KSP World Championship

Keahi De Aboitiz, a young Australian kiter with a magical ability to kitesurf big waves, has won the 2012 KSP World Championship and the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro event. The final day Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro  was on 8 December 2012.

Keahi De Aboitiz Hookipa 2012 (Jimmie Hepp)

Keahi (AUS, Cabrinha), won first place ahead of Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One).

Here is a video with some of the action

The Cabrinha team had great results with Moona Whyte (HI, Cabrinha) also winning first place in the Ho’okipa Kite Surf Pro event.

Moona Whyte Hookipa 2012 (Jimmie Hepp)
The womens KSP World World Champion was Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish),

The KSP (Kite Surf Pro e.V.) is the world championship tour for kite surfing in the waves, sanctioned by the IKA (International Kiteboarding Association) and governed by the ISAF (World Sailing Federation). 

Bringing together the worlds top 24 male and 12 female riders for a series of events, the KSP determines the world championship title through the tour ranking at the end of the year/season.

2012 KSP Championship Inês Correia, Mitu Monteiro (2nd), Jalou Langeree (1st), Keahi De Aboitiz (1st), Alan Arakawa, Airton Cozzolino, Lopes Ai and Ninja-Maria Bichler - Photo: Jimmie Hepp

Hookipa winners Kari Schibevaag (2nd) and Moona Whyte (1st) . - Photo: Jimmie Hepp

KSP Championship winners Mitu Monteiro (2nd), Keahi De Aboitiz (1st), Airton Cozzolino (3rd) - Photo: Jimmie Hepp

2012 KSP Cabrinha team - Photo: Jimmie Hepp

Final results for the 2012 KSP World Championship Tour:

  1. Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS, Cabrinha)
  2. Mitu Monteiro (CPV, F-One)
  3. Airton Cozzolino (CPV, North)
  1. Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish)
  2. Ines Correia (POR, RRD)
  3. Ninja Bichler (GER, North)
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