World kiteboarders see action in Boracay

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Greeted with a sunny weather with constant wind, participants of the Boracay leg of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Season 4 flaunt their jaw-dropping moves during the 3-day competition in this resort island.

The Boracay leg held at Bulabog Beach gathered 60 competing participants and 22 guest riders.

Among the international participants are from China, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

Participants from the Philippines, including Boracay locals likewise heat up the competition.

The riders competed in the following categories: twin tip race (masters), novice twin tip race, freestyle and hangtime.

Cash prize worth USD10,000 and goods from Cabrinha worth USD2,500 were given during its awarding on February 20.

The tour organized by the Philippine Kiteboarding Association kicked off in Cuyo Island, Palawan on November of last year and continued in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu last January 13 to 15.

After Boracay, the PKA crew and competitors will travel to Cagbalete Island in Mauban Quezon for the fourth and final stop of the season on March 3 to 5.

For Filipino kiteboarder Doque Delos Santos, the competition is one way to meet riders from around the world and see their different kiting techniques. Even without much preparation, Doque topped the twin-tip race (men’s) competition.

Competing for ten years already, Doque’s only advice to aspiring kiters is to never give up. “If you do something you love there’s no limit to what you can achieve,” he stressed.

Aside from him, other riders from the Philippines likewise dominated the competition including Boracay’s very own, Christian Tio on Freestyle Men’s.

Complete list of winners ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Season 4 – Boracay Leg:

 

Novice Twin Tip Racing (Women’s)

1st – Lynley Teng (Philippines)

2nd – Maybelle Gajisan (Philippines)

3rd – Helena Lundberg (Sweden)

 

Novice Twin Tip Racing (Men’s)

1st – Jacob Manuel (Philippines)

2nd – Jun Cacnio (Philippines)

3rd – Stefan Vance (UK)

4th – Derick Sacapano (Philippines)

5th – Kirill Litvinov (Russia)

 

Twin Tip Racing (Kids)

1st – Remel Rentillo (Philippines)

2nd – Robert James (Singapore)

3rd – Warner Janoya (Philippines)

4th – Frean Yetyet (Philippines)

5th – Mark Prevot (Philippines)

 

Twin Tip Racing (Women’s)

1st – Bibiana Magaji (Slovakia)

2nd – Kathrin Borgwardt (Germany)

3rd – Mariska Wildenberg (Netherlands)

4th – Julia Castro (Spain)

5th – Mary Jane Gajisan (Philippines)

 

Twin Tip Racing (Men’s)

1st – Doque Delos Santos (Philippines)

2nd – Julius Non (Philippines)

3rd – Ken Nacor (Philippines)

4th – Popeye Limmer (China)

5th – Ronel Mateo (Philippines)

 

Twin Tip Racing (Masters)

1st – Atte Kappel (Sweden)

2nd – Jay Ortiz (Philippines)

3rd – Bong Fernando (Philippines)

4th – Carlo Leongson (Philippines)

5th- Mariel Candava (Philippines)

 

Hang Time (Women’s)

1st – Bibiana Magaji – Time: 5.57 sec . (Slovakia)

2nd – Mariska Wildenberg – Time: 5.47 sec. (Netherlands)

3rd – Simone Bartmann – Time: 4.04 sec. (Germany)

4th – Julia Castro – Time: 4 sec.

5th – Kathrin Borgwardt – Time: 3.41 sec. (Germany)

 

Hang Time (Men’s)

1st – Jacob Manuel – Time: 6.17 sec. (Philippines)

2nd – Marlon Galletes – Time: 5.95 sec. (Philippines)

3rd – Stefan Vance – Time: 5.52 sec. (UK)

4th – Blash Magdaluyong – Time: 5.49 sec. (Philippines)

5th – Ken Nacor – Time: 5.45 sec. (Philippines)

 

Freestyle (Women’s)

1st – Julia Castro (Spain)

2nd – Bibiana Magaji (Slovakia)

3rd – Mariska Wildenberg (Germany)

4th – Mary Jane Gajisan (Philippines)

 

Freestyle (Men’s)

1st – Christian Tio (Philippines)

2nd – Jaka Komocar (Slovenia)

3rd – Lazare Gournay (France)

4th – Michael Khromykh (Ukraine)

 

The organizer likewise wants to thank the following:

 

Main Event Sponsor:

International Container Terminal Services, INC. (ICTSI)

 

Tour Sponsors:

Cabrinha Philippines

Greenyard Boracay

Air Juan Aviation, Inc.

 

Media Partners:

Solar Sports

Strong Media Advertising Solutions

My Life On Board

Boracay Sun

 

Local Partners:

Municipality of Malay

Bolabog Beach Resort

Hiyas Press Incorporated

Sur Beach Resort

Kasbah

Hoy Panga!

Club Galaxy

Smoke Resto

Trangko

Monterey Meat Shop

Sun Zapper Philippines

SUP Tours Phillippines

Lokal Kloting

Valhalla Bar and Restaurant

Double Dragon Apparel

Boracay: Makers of the PKA Apparel

BY KAREN BERMEJO | PHOTOS BY ISLA GRAPIKA

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