Paulino Pereira semi-finalist at strapless event

Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2015

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Just came back home from Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro, it was an amazing event. The organization made us feel like home. On the competition side the level was super high with big names in. I've been doing some strapless freestyle and it was interesting to see where my level would be in this comp. I was stoked to get invited to this event.
I wasn't expecting much but it came up well. On the first day we got 15 knots of poniente wind that was great to ride in onshore conditions. The other days we got strong levante, gusty and unstable. Really hard to push some tricks but my Catalyst 9m handled very well the 25 knot gusts and had enough power to keep me riding in the wind holes. It was the best choice that made me climb up until the 4th place. Loved to see my friends from Cabo Verde representing the best level in the podium.
I'm super happy to having been part of this contest and maybe next year they will have more of these.
Cheers and keep riding.
Paulino Pereira