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Kiwi Kitesurfer Marc Jacobs wins the PKRA World Cup Germany

Kiwi Kitesurfer Marc Jacobs wins the PKRA World Cup Germany

Kiwi kitesurfer, Marc Jacobs has landed on top of the podium with a well deserved first ever event win at the PKRA (Professional Kite Riders Association) Freestyle Beetle Kitesurf World Cup, in Saint Peter Ording, Germany in one of the most intense PKRA freestyle days ever.

Light winds forced organizers to run 58 heats of the single and double eliminations on the same day. Conditions were challenging with a 20 knot side-on shore wind and very choppy seas.

Marc won the single eliminations and then battled it out against Alex Pastor (Spain) in the first heat of the double elimination, but lost by .36 meaning a super final had to be run. Powerhouse Marc amazed the crowd with his massive tricks leveraging his power to pull off a huge Hindenburg mobe and his unique style of front blind mobes, for a comprehensive victory.

As pro rider for NZ based SwitchKites, Marc rides the Combat2 kite model that was especially developed to suit his style, giving extreme pop to showcase his impressive technical techniques.

Crowning champion Marc is stoked with his 1st place win. All the hard work of the last 7 years finally paid off and he is one step closer to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming world champion.

Marc’s next stop on the world tour will be the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding PKRA Grand Slam, Spain at the end of the month.

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Saint Peter Ording, Germany, 19 July 2013
1. Marc Jacobs (Switchkites, NZL)
2. Alex Pastor (Airush, ESP)
3. Christophe Tack (Liquid Force, BE)

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