Last year we had barrelling waves here in Cape Verde, but this year it seems that the wind and wave gods wanted to test our riderâs and teamâs nerves, sending some challenging conditions our way. Lighter wind and a lack of swell, saw the crew pack up the event site not once, but twice, and move to a new location. Proof that we go to great lengths to bring you the best possible action here on the GKA Kite World Tour! Ines Correia and Peri Roberts, two event favorites faced each other in the final. Peri has a strong Aussie surf style, she has no fear, rides hard and with power. Ines is comfortable riding her home spot, and with the support of the home crowd. Ines rode intelligently, linked smooth turns, and some powered hacks. These women were well matched, and the scoring was tight, but Ines edged forward, took, and then held onto the lead, with an impressive 7.00 wave, and with a complete score of 12.74 she won the heat and the event! Peri took a very respectable 10.50 and a well deserved second place. Huge congratulations to Ines Correia for taking the title in such difficult conditions, what a start to 2020 for this talented woman! The final between Matchu and James had all the excitement youâd expect at a World Tour event. Matchu took an early high scoring wave and seemed to be comfortable sitting out back waiting to select his next. In the meantime, James was racking up his scores with a nice vertical board, and those powerhouse hacks. The waves seemed to disappear and scores came through, the young Assie was in the lead. Matchu needed another high scoring wave to get back in top position, but this time his patience waiting outback was not rewarded. James won his first-ever GKA Kite-Surf World Cup event. He has been pushing hard and has been hunting for this win for a long time. James grew up around the ocean, and is an all-round waterman, just like his father Sean, who will no doubt be celebrating this win with as much enthusiasm back home in Australia. Congratulations James Carew weâre stoked to see you on the Kite-Surf World Cup podium!