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Let's go fly a kite: Extreme tricks galore in the Kiteboarding Grand Slam

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Let's go fly a kite: Extreme tricks galore in the Kiteboarding Grand Slam

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Windspeeds of up to twenty five knots saw some of the world’s best freestyle kiteboarders strut their stuff in a knockout competition in Fuerteventura.

The Kiteboarding Grand Slam took place along the windy Playa de Sotavento.

Spaniard Liam Whaley’s repertoire of fast manoeuvres and extreme jumps clearly impressed the judges; he won both rounds of the contest to take down the Belgian former number one Christophe Tack.

The women’s competition was just as exciting. It came down to a deciding super final after current world number one Karolina Winkowska of Poland and multiple world champion Gisela Pulido of Spain each won a round.

Pulido took the title on the day, but remains second to the Pole in the overall world rankings.