I finally made it home from Peru last night after 44 hours of flights and layovers. It was not easy, especially because I got the flu the last day in Pacasmayo. Now I am back to work, leaving to go to sea in 2 days for a week and then I will be on my way to Cabo Verde for the last event of the KSP World Tour.
My trip to Peru was amazing and I am so glad I was able to go there. Learning to go left for the first time was a fun experience. Until now, I have been kiting for 3 years and only in rights.
The last night of the event we had the awards ceremony. After they gave the trophies to all the male and female riders they announced they had a surprise for us. They wanted to award the best up-and-coming male and female rider of the event. When they called my name I was completely speechless. I was awarded with the most beautiful sea horse trophy made of a Peruvian stone. The best up-and-coming male rider was Sebastian Ribeiro from Brazil. Sebastian and I were in Lobitos together filming with Sylvio Mancusy for a brazilian TV show. We both placed 5th in the event and received the best up-and-coming rider award. We were so happy!
Thanks for following up everyone and thank you for all your support.
RESULTS — 2011 KSP Pacasmayo Peru Kite Surf Pro
1st place: Guilly Brandao (BRA)
2nd place: Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
3rd place: Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
4th place: Sky Solbach (USA)
5th place: Etienne Lhote (FRA), Mauricio Pedreira (BRA), Mitu Monteiro (CBV), Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
9th place: Jesse Richman (USA), Juan Pablo Diban (CHI), Lee Harvey (GBR), Patri McLaughlin (USA)
13th place: Bruno Bordovsky (BRA), Jacobo Said (PER), Jeremie Eloy (FRA), Juan Antonio Gordillo (PER)
17th place: Bastien Bollard (FRA), Bear Karry (USA), Libero Cozzolino (ITA), Mark Moore (CAN), Nuno Figueiredo (POR), Octavio Chaine (ARG), Paulo Rios (PER), Scott Peterson (USA)
1st place: Milla Knesse-Ferreira (BRA)
2nd place: Ines Correia (POR)
3rd place: Kirsty Jones (GBR)
4th place: Kelly Strachan (USA)
5th place: Adriana Harlan (USA), Kristin Boese (GER)
7th place: Marie Gautron (FRA), Melissa Gil (USA)
9th place: Celina Guardati (ARG), Erika Lindberg (SWE), Laurel Eastman (USA), Maayke Tadema (NED)