27 riders, registered for the last and final stop of the 2018 Kite-Surf World Tour, which took place for the first time in Torquay, Australia. The event spot, Point Danger, is know for its wave riding history and legendary neighbouring break of Bells Beach, part of the WSL world tour.
10 local talents-6 men, 4 women - joined the heavyweight line up after gaining entry to the event via a wildcard entry, earned by placing at the top of the Australian National Championships.
Airton Cozzolino took on local boy, Beau Pilgrim, who spends much of his time kiting at the famous Namotu Island in Fiji. In the first part of the heat, Beau’s kite ejected onto the safety line during a belter of a trick, giving Airton time on his side, and he didn’t waste a second. Airton then lost out to Sebastian Ribeiro, who’s game plan was quality over quantity.
The super-final got underway with Keahi vs Sebastian. Sebastian demonstrated his knowledge of the waves as he predicted the unfolding of the line-up all the way into the inside. But it was Keahi who came out on top as he Both Keahi and Sebastian are at the top of their game when it comes to waves, but Keahi had the measure of Sebastian today and even tucked into the first barrel of the day before the end buzzer.