The PKRA Pingtan Big Air Competition was held in China this year and these kiteboarding events are slowly entering the pro-scene. The show brings in a lot of media and crowds as riders fly high in the sky to impress the judging panel.
Sebastein won the Big Air contest followed by Reno Romeu, Mario Rodwald and Oswald Smith. There were great winds and perfect conditions for some big jumps out of the waves. Alex Pastor was crowned the new World Freestyle Kiteboarding Champion.
Reno Romeu from Brazil set the Guinness World Record for the most number of spins in a jump – recording a total of seven spins. Romeu says spinning really isn’t the hard part; sticking the landing is much more difficult and the most important part. “So I feel pretty good; when I landed, I was like ‘Whoa, I did it!’ It’s pretty cool,” said Romeu.