Sylt, Germany, is located on the North Frisian Islands and was a pivotal event on this year's tour. 35 riders registered for the event - 26 men and 9 women. There was plenty of opportunity for some of the lower ranked riders to make real progress here as well. Men's fourth seed and Duotone’s Matchu Lopes didn’t compete in Sylt due to a shoulder injury which had been plaguing him since late in the 2018 season, Sebastian Ribeiro also missed this stop.
Two days of ceaseless competition in the double eliminations saw, Airton Cozzolino and Carla Herrera Oria defended their top place positions from Wednesday's single elimination finals to win the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt!
They took on all comers in strong onshore conditions, riding in extended 10 minute heats in which competitors were judged for a combination of 60% strapless freestyle and 40% wave riding.