Achill Island, Ireland – October 28, 2012 was the final day of the Aer Lingus Kite Surf Pro got underway before daybreak when the 6am call was made to move the mobile event to an alternate location north of Achill Island. Overhead surf and 30 plus knot winds with intermittent rainsqualls marked the early morning heats.

Men’s round 2 and 3 standouts included Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS), who threw some of the biggest airs of the entire competition and Matchu Almeida (CPV) who cruised through his early round heats with fluid style.

Great performance also for Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD) who won all his heats, beating KSP One Eye event winner Patri McLaughlinin Round 1, and then Mitu Monteiro (CPV) in Round 04. Fading conditions halted the men’s competition at round 5, just one heat after attaining an official result for the men’s ladder.

Good performance also for RRD Rider Abel Lago (SPA), who scored a 2nd place in Round 1, won Round 2 against the local Mark Barry, and then loosed in Round 3 against Matchu Almeida (CPV).

The remaining 12 men still left in the competition will split equal points in the already hotly contested KSP world title race heading into the 4th and final stop of 2012 in Maui, HI next month.

The women’s final saw reigning KSP world champion Ines Correia (POR, RRD) come up against tour rookie and in-form rider of the event Jalou Langeree (NED, Naish). Deteriorating conditions in the late afternoon prevented the final from being completed, forcing Correia and Langeree to share the event title and world ranking points.

Men’s equal 1st:
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Airton Cozzolino (ITA)
Luke McGillewie (RSA, RRD)
Keahi De Aboitiz (AUS)
Guilly Brandao (BRA)
Sebastian Ribeiro (BRA)
Pedro Henrique (BRA)
Filippe Ferreira (BRA)
Etienne Lhote (FRA)
Mitu Monteiro (CPV)
Mauricio Pedreira (BRA)
Matchu Almeida Lopez (CPV)
Patri McLaughlin (HI)

1st place Jalou Langeree (NED)
1st place Ines Correia (POR, RRD)
3rd place Milla Ferreira (BRA)
4th place Kirsty Jones (GBR)