SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

Jalou and Kevin Langeree win the PKRA Dakhla wave competition

Mar 22, 2013

Author: PKRA

Today marked the return of wave competitions to the PKRA. The competition was held in Dakhla, Morocco on the right-hand bread next to town. The swell started in the morning at around 1 meter with winds around 15 knots and by the end of the day we had 5 meter sets and 20 knots of wind; we could not have asked for better conditions.  The competition featured many international and local riders.  In the end it was the Dutch brother sister combo of Jalou and Kevin Langeree who won the PKRA Dakhla wave event.  The Best wave scores were by Figueiredo 9.00 and J.Langeree 7.73, and the highest heat totals were Henrique with a 15.87 and Jalou with 13.73.

jalou

Today started early with the shuttle ready to pick up all the riders and crew at 8 AM at Dakhla Attitude to be ready for at 10 o’clock start.  The forecast was for building swell and strong wind. We knew that we would run the event at low tide with a rising tide and building winds for the afternoon to ensure that the finals would be run in the best conditions.  The competition was run in a dingle format, meaning that a rider could lose a heat and still have a second chance to come back and win.

dakhla

I the first round of the competition was a three-man heat format. This format allows the top men to advance an extra round and guarantees him a better spot.     Early in the heats the locals had the advantage of knowing where the best spot would be to catch the waves and had a better read of the waves with their local knowledge.  Very quikly the visiting pros learned the layout and were able to shred the waves.  The local stand outs were Roussafi Rachid, Bouceta Yassine and Hamaini Soufiane.

In the third round of men competition, many of the heats were close.  The first heat between Guias and Lentz was very close, Guias showing his smooth surfing skills while lentz took more risk on the bigger waves and got the win.  Morrice and Tringale both got some good rides and put a good fight but failed to advance to the quarters.  In the quarter finals Langeree, Henrique, Figueiredo and Lago charged the building swell and made it to the semifinals. 

Kevin Langeree: “I am stoked to win, did not think I was going to do this well and on top of that my sister also wins, so cool”

In the first semifinal between Kevin Langeree and Abel Lago, Kevin set the pace from the start and Abel had to try to match his scores.  However kevin pushed his lead event more by scoring a 7.77 on his final wave.  The second semifinal was between Henrique and Figueiredo, Henrique miss timed his heat and got a wave too early that did not score.  Nuno capitalized on his mistake and scored a 7.17 on his opening wave and secured the lead.  The final was between Figueiredo and Langeree, Langeree scored a 7 on his opening wave with one hit on a 5 meter set wave.  Figueiredo got a couple solid scores but Kevin got a big was in the dying minutes of the heat to secure his win.



The women’s ladder was very tough with the top four girls all being able to win the title.  Dominique Cartan and Tanga Rosenkranz tried to challenge the top girls but were unable to pull off an upset.  In the semifinals Jalou Langeree was on fire scoring a 7.73 and 6 to get in the final.  Kari responded with two big scores a 6.67 and 6.57 but it was not enough.  The other semifinal was between Correia and Kirsty, Correira scored a 7 and 6.33 and closed the door on Kirsty who had some good scores but could not match correia’s power turns.

The final heat of the women had some really big waves and the girls had to be careful not to get caught by a closeout sets.  Jalou took more risk on the waves, going harder to the lip and was rewarded with a title.



We caught up with some riders and asked them about their thoughs on the event.

Jalou Langeree:  “I am really happy to win the event riding backside, having trained frontside the past three month in SA, going to maui really helped with my backside surfing”

Predro Henrique “It was fun to come to an event and meet the best freestylers in the world and hangout in Dakhla”

Nuno Figueiredo “The organization at the event site was great with a BBQ, Tent and big conditions like at home.”



Video
Matchu
July 24, 2014
Matchu Lopes Almeida. This is a video of a STRAPLESS kitesurfer in Cape Verde. Some sick riding...
Video
Float away - An airstyle session
July 24, 2014
Flysurfer's German KiteLandBoarding duo, decided to attack the water in this amazingly hot summer...
Video
CHIEMSEE SUMMER 2015 - Hannah Whiteley in Mauritiu
July 24, 2014
This one is on our bucket list... Hannah Whiteley in Mauritius. This little island in the middle...
Video
EVERYDAY - Alex Fox and Sam Light
July 22, 2014
Slingshot is proud to present the "3 for All" video series. In conjunction with the release of...
Video
Moona Whyte kitesurfing - Home is where the...
July 22, 2014
Moona Whyte in Hawaii on the 2014 Cabrinha DrifterFacebook.com/moonawhytehawaii
Video
HOW TO JUMP BIG
July 17, 2014
This video will give you the basic steps in learning how to go big. Because between you and I...
Video
Cabrinha 2015 - Coming Soon
July 16, 2014
Providing progressive kiteboading solutions for all areas of our unique sport is the driving...
Video
Turn up - Bret Sullivan
July 16, 2014
Footage from the Collegiate Kiteboarding Association's National Championships in Cape Hatteras,...
Video
A Skinny Session ! - Mauricio Pedreira
July 16, 2014
Maurício Pedreira meets the new wave kite from Blade , the Skinny Boy 2015 ....and go for a...
Video
BWS NAMOTU KITE WEEK2014 riders Ben Wilson,...
July 16, 2014
Some nice drone footage from Namotu with the BWS crew.
Video
2015 AIRUSH TEAM SERIES VIDEO TEASER
July 16, 2014
Bruna always looks great in a bikini, but some nice slow motion footage in this teaser from...
Video
Ford Kite Cup 2014 - Łeba - Teaser
July 15, 2014
Awesome to see the  support of big sponsors for the Ford Kite Cup in Poland.
Video
Kiteboarder Jumps Cars
July 14, 2014
Sam Medysky jumping over cars in Oliphant Canada. Shot by David Tran with a go pro and DJI phantom.
Video
A Freeride Project rail set - Triple-S 2014 -...
July 14, 2014
The 2014 Triple-S invitational is one of the world biggest wake style kiteboarding events. Hosted...
Video
One2 Productions BUBI ADVANCE KITING 2014...
July 11, 2014
Her is a nice little teaser edit of an upcoming Slingshot film.   Client: Slingshot Kite...
Video
30 sec. with Karolina on Ford Kite Cup
July 9, 2014
30 second edit with Karolina Winkowska from Polish kitesurfing Cup - Ford Kite Cup in city...
Video
JA LOU - Fuerteventura
July 9, 2014
A lifestyle video of Jalou and Suzanne visiting Fuerteventura.
Video
Freedom Isn't Free
July 7, 2014
Some fun footy with Blaine Baker. Just in time for the 4th of July here is some riding from the...
Video
30 sec. with Jake on Ford Kite Cup
July 7, 2014
30 second edit with Jake Kelsick from Polish kitesurfing Cup - Ford Kite Cup in city...
Video
Makulo Trick Video Tail Front to Blind 1
July 1, 2014
Front to Blind with a nice grab from Colleen Carroll.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
HOW TO JUMP BIG
July 17, 2014
Video
Cabrinha 2015 - Coming Soon
July 16, 2014
Video
Turn up - Bret Sullivan
July 16, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

MOST VIEWED

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
Video
HOW TO JUMP BIG
July 17, 2014
Video
BIP THE MOVIE
June 24, 2014
2014 Kite Reviews
2014 North Evo Review
March 13, 2014
Video
Bear Karry - WOO
June 30, 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