SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

USA's Patri McLaughlin wins KSP Mauritius

Sept 15, 2012

KSP Mauritius Final Results 1st Patri McLaughlin

Le Morne, Mauritius – September 15, 2012: Epic conditions grace day 9 at the One Eye Kite Surf Pro. The men’s side saw American underdog Patri McLaughlin (HI, North) take down reigning world champion Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) nailing the only perfect 10 of the competition in the dying moments of the final.

In the marquee matchup of the day, the men’s final promised to be the best heat of the event and it did not disappoint.  The powerful Cozzolino was pitted against the barrel-hunting McLaughlin in a final that saw several lead changes and some of the best tube rides of the event.  McLaughlin got off to a great start with an opening wave score of 6.83 to Cozzolino’s 4.5.  However, Cozzolino answered back with an 8.5 to give him the lead at the midpoint of the final.

McLaughlin’s never-say-die attitude finally paid off in the final moments of the heat with the event title on the line.  Pulling into a seemingly un-makeable barrel, McLaughlin emerged claiming the first 10-point ride of the competition. Cozzolino scored a 7.5 late in the heat, but was unable to overtake McLaughlin for the title of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro.

“I’m so stoked right now I don’t even know what to say”, said the overwhelmed McLaughlin. “I got the biggest closeout barrel of my life in that final, and I am just so happy to be here.”

The men’s 3rd place final featured Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD) against Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) in a battle that saw the momentum of the young McGillewie finally stopped by the powerful, flowing backside riding of the on-fire Brazilian.

On the women’s side, the much-anticipated battle between the local knowledge of Bichler and the hotshot riding of Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish) was a nail biter right down to the wire. In the end, Bichler’s superior wave selection proved to be the difference in a final that highlighted her relationship with the intricacies of the break at One Eye.

“I felt more pressure this year trying to defend my title, but I was able to catch some good waves and felt in tune with the ocean today. I am just so happy to win the event again here at my home spot in front of my local crew,” said Bichler.

Following the completion of the main event, the 6-heat Expression Session began in exceptional conditions.  Mauricio Pedreira (BRA), Milla Ferreira (BRA), and local rider Max Bonieux (MRU) won top honors for best barrel rides in their respective categories.

Final Results of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro:

Men’s Final:
1-Patri McLaughlin (HI, North) 17.67
2-Airton Cozzolino (ITA, North) 16.00

Men’s 3rd Place Final:
3-Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA) 13.67
4-Luke McGillewie (RSA,RRD) 10.57

Women’s Final:
1-Ninja Bichler (GER, North) 17.00
2-Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish) 11.53

Women’s 3rd Place Final:
3-Kirsty Jones (GBR, North) 12.24
4-Ines Correia (POR, RRD) 12.23

Highlights from the KSP One Eye Pro are available via http://www.kspworldtour.com.

The pictures of the day can be found here!

The KSP would like to thank the sponsors of the One Eye Kite Surf Pro; MTPA, St. Regis Hotel, Monster and North Kiteboarding  as well as event partners Emtel, Ion, Adamas, Club Mistral, Le Gall, Enso, Afix, GoPro, Multibox, Habit, Silent Partners, Hydro Energy, Fun Adventure, St Aubin and media partners Radio One, L’ Express and Equipe.  

Tune in to watch all heats on demand at www.kspworldtour.com/live brought to you by Emtel.



Video
Rabbit Gang 3.0 - Takeoff!
August 20, 2014
Since the Rabbit kites inception 6 years ago, they have always offered something unique and...
Video
2015 Airush Varial X in Maui feat. Cruser Putnam
August 20, 2014
Airush North America rider, Cruser Putnam, getting aggressive with the New 2015 Airush Varial X...
News Wire
2014 Kite Clash Canadian Nationals
August 20, 2014
I’m a Canadian who had never kited in Canada until I came home for a visit and stumbled upon...
Video
Dice 2015 Product Clip
August 20, 2014
New product video for the 2015 North Dice hosted by team rider Tom Court. The 720 Pop Shovit at...
Video
Cool Kids - Brandon Bowe
August 18, 2014
Kiteboarding freestyle and rail park in Guanaja, Honduras at the beautiful Grahamas Place with...
Video
Cabrinha Life At Saba Rock
August 18, 2014
An Epic trip down in the BVI. Grinding it out with the FUSION BVI team getting a feel for the...
Video
Nothing Left To Say
August 14, 2014
The Slingshot team once again finds themselves in the place that started it all. Armed with the...
Video
Windfest 2014
August 13, 2014
Windfest at Lake Nitinat,Canada is one of the biggest grassroots events on the plant. This video...
Video
Chase Hasch - KiteClash 2014 - Quick Edit
August 13, 2014
Quick little "on-the-fly" edit of the 2014 KiteClash.   "My typical competition gear setup...
News Wire
2015 Kitesurfing Gear Preview Action Videos
August 12, 2014
August is like Christmas for kiteboarders with the unwrapping of the 2015 Kiteboarding line-ups....
Video
Aaron Hadlow back on top!
August 11, 2014
Summary of the double elimination who saw Liam Whaley coming back to the 2nd place. Aaron Hadlow...
Video
You All Inspire Me
August 11, 2014
Damien LeRoy shares what inspires him as a person and an athlete. Web site:...
Video
2015 AIRUSH TEAM SERIES VIDEO
August 7, 2014
The Airush Team is back with the 2015 Airush Team Series video.
Video
Everybody Knows - 2015 Best KIteboarding gear...
August 7, 2014
The Best team met up to celebrate the arrival of the new 2015 gear. Everybody knows that the Best...
Video
2015 F-One Kitesurfing gear preview video
August 6, 2014
Here is a first look at the new 2015 F-One kiteboarding gear.
Video
Sergey Mysovskiy - KITESURFING ONE EYE. Mauritius
August 5, 2014
This video was filmed in Mauritius and inspired by skateboarding ends of 90's. We shot it for...
Video
SAME BUT ≠
August 5, 2014
Hugo Guias & Mallory de la Villemarqué enjoy an amazing week of riding, eating, partying in...
Video
Rabbit Gang 3.0 - Takeoff!
August 5, 2014
Since the Rabbit kites inception 6 years ago, they have always offered something unique and...
Video
Keahi De Aboitiz
August 5, 2014
Action of Keahi De Aboitiz from the last couple of years.
Video
THE 2015 NAISH KITEBOARDING COLLECTION - PURE...
August 5, 2014
It’s time to break the mold. Stir your senses with the 2015 Naish Kiteboarding Collection at...
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Rabbit Gang 3.0 - Takeoff!
August 20, 2014
Video
2015 Airush Varial X in Maui...
August 20, 2014
News Wire
2014 Kite Clash Canadian Nationals
August 20, 2014
Video
Dice 2015 Product Clip
August 20, 2014
Video
Cool Kids - Brandon Bowe
August 18, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

MOST VIEWED

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
2014 Kite Reviews
2014 Cabrinha Switchblade Review
March 12, 2014
2014 Kite Reviews
2014 North Rebel Review
March 12, 2014
2014 Kite Reviews
2014 North Evo Review
March 13, 2014
Video
HOW TO JUMP BIG
July 17, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE