Honestly, there are days when I’ll spend an hour kiteboarding and won’t land five solid tricks, each from a different family, so crunching that task into eight minutes was a new challenge for me.
How’d it go, you ask? I had a great time. In my next kiteboarding competition I will do better. After only two days of competition I feel like I’ve stepped up my riding. I struggled with getting a lot of trick attempts during my heats. In my single elimination heat I only tried six tricks. Then, in my double elimination heat I only tried four tricks before running into a little issue that burned the remaining time in my heat. Opps!!! I lost my first heat by less than a point and I lost my second heat by merely .05 of a point. So it goes…
I want to mention how welcoming the other competitors were. I’m a little shy and was worried about feeling like an outsider all week. The other athletes were super supportive, friendly, and encouraging.
Walking away from this event, I’m as fired up as ever. After seeing the best ladies in the world throw down, I’m ready to step up my game. It was the coolest thing to pull on the competition jersey and get on the water with the best of them. I have so much respect for these athletes who train year-round and are able to mold their kiting into a mechanical eight-minute heat.
Cabarete, here I come! I’m through with training for consistency for a while. I want to go bigger, crash harder, take some cool pictures, and learn some new tricks!! First, I’m heading back over to Nitro City for another spin on the cable!