The final WKL tour stop in New Caledonia begins!


WKL final stop is about to start in New Caledonia!


It’s been an interesting year so far on the WKL and, while Bruna has retained her control of the podium with Hannah Whiteley consistently on her heels and Annabel Van Westerop and Paula Novotna closely ranked in third and fourth. 

It’s been far less clean cut in the men’s division. Carlos Mario is ranked first with a reasonably healthy lead over Youri Zoon in second and Alex Pastor in third but, as this tour has shown us so far, nothing is a given in freestyle events. While Alex took first place in Fehmarn, it was Dominican rider Luis Alberto Cruz who hammered home the fickle nature of competitive freestyle when he surprised everyone by winning the first event at his home spot in Cabarete.

There’s not yet an obvious soon-to-be champion among the top four riders so we’re sure the competition over the coming week in New Cal will be fierce with Liam Whaley sitting just outside the podium in fourth and clearly hoping to secure another podium finish after his third place result in Cabarete.


WKL New Caledonia Alex Pastor


The beautiful island of New Caledonia, located in the South Pacific, is an ideal location for the final World Kiteboarding League event of the year. Its stunning beaches, rich marine life and ideal wind conditions make it a picture perfect freestyle stage for the World Kiteboarding League riders to battle it out for this year’s titles. 26 riders from over 9 different countries registered yesterday at the Hotel Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & resort and the opening ceremony was a beautiful insight into the local culture, with a music and dance presentation as well as a talk from local officials.


WKL New Caledonia



The live stream will now be running daily from 9am to 5pm local time (11pm to 7am European time) so be sure to tune in and follow all of the action and rider interviews as they happen. 


WKL New Caledonia Annabel Van Westerop


Check out the promo vid for the event below!


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