Two days of building action at the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro at Ho'okipa on Maui looks set to culminate today, or spill into tomorrow with a new big swell forecast.
CAPTION - Paulino Pereira (POR/Cabrinha) | PHOTO - Richard Hallman
The quarter final draws look like this:
Mitu Monteiro (CPV/F-One) Vs Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA/Best)
Cruser Putnam (HI/Cabrinha) Vs Keahi de Aboitiz (AUS/Cabrinha) (Defending World Champion)
Paulino Perreira (POR/Cabrinha) Vs Airton Cozzolino (ITA/North)
Pedro Henrique (BRA/Best) Vs Kai Lenny (HI/Naish)
Cruser Putnam was accepted as a special local Cabrinha wildcard and has been having an amazing run.
Moona Whyte (HI/Cabrinha) Vs Kristin Boese (GER/Best)
Ines Correia (POR/RRD) Vs Skylar Lickle (HI)
Milla Ferreira (BRA/F-One) Vs Suzanne Kuiper (NED/F-One)
Jalou Langeree (NED/Naish) (Defending World Champion) Vs Kalia Aguera (HI/Naish)
First up in action today will be the men's and women's quarter finals, followed by the Legends round and the Xensr Big Air Invitational. Looking set to be a classic day at Ho'okipa.
Stay tuned from 11am local time for first possible start at: www.kspworldtour.com/live
Watch this special Kite Show pre-event interview from Pete Cabrinha who talks about the current state of the art in wave kiting as well as the opinions of current champions Keahi de Aboitiz and Jalou Langeree - Click on the image below: