The highlights for me were beating local trials winner Jerome in round 2 as he absolutely kills it at his home spot and then beating 2 x World Champ Abel Lago in round 3.
The Barrel session on Saturday was also epic. By far the best hour i've ever had in the water doing any sport!
Out of the 2 weeks I was there we only had 2 days without wind and on these days the surf was epic. We found an amazing right on the south coast which was 8-10ft heaving barrels and the other day we surfed One eye for some amazing left hand barrels with only my friends.
On the water I used the 2013 North Rebels in sizes 6,7 & 9 and i can safely say these new kites are amazing. For boards on the smaller days I used the 2013 North Pro 6'2 and on the bigger days I used my Resin8 Shotgun 6'0 which i designed with Carl Welton specifically for One Eye after last year and it worked super well!
Surfing i used the North Pro, Resin8 Tokoro 6'3 and my trusty Ultimate Style 6'6.
Big congrats to all the winners especially Patri & Ninja for killing it and standing out from the other competitors every time they went on the water and a big up to Barrel Master Mauricio for taking out the Barrel comp. So pleased one of our crew won it ;)
Big thanks to North Kiteboarding for getting me there and to my other sponsors for their continued support- Ion, Freeriders, Resin8, Pasty Adventures.
Also thanks to the organizers for such a great event and the local crew at Club Mistral for being so friendly and helping our little crew out with anything we needed. You guys are awesome and make it such a great place to spend time ;)
Also I'd like to thank my family and friends for all the support they give my
me both when I'm away and at home.
I couldn't do it without you.
Loads of epic pics and vid coming soon.