Keahi De Aboitiz and Moona Whyte crowned the 2013 Kite Surf Pro world champions
The finals of the Cabrinha Kite Surf Pro Maui kicked off with blasting trade winds and overhead surf. The best wave kitesurfers in the world were about to be decided.
On the Men’s side, reigning KSP world champion Keahi DeAboitiz met local Maui hero Kai Lenny to determine who would be the new winner.
By the time the final horn sounded, no one on the beach knew who had won the heat. It wasn’t until the prize giving ceremony that De Aboitiz learned that he had successfully defended his world title narrowly defeating the young Hawaiian.
“I was really stoked to take the win for the second year in a row. I couldn’t be happier, really. We had some really fun waves and I had a great time out there”, says DeAboitiz.
The Women’s final was contested in equally epic surf and the highly anticipated rematch between Whyte and Langeree was a battle for the ages.
Both riders were powerful and fluid but in the end, Whyte defeated Langeree to defend her title here at Ho’okipa and claim the 2013 World Championship title.
“It was really close in the final against Jalou and it could have gone either way, but I’m stoked it went my way,” adds Whyte.