Last weekend the KiteFoil World Series took place in Gizzeria, Italy.

FLYSURFER athlete Daniela Moroz (USA) and Denis Taradin (RYF) are the winners of this year’s first event. 100 racers registered & participated.

“It was so good to be back in Gizzeria, it’s one of my favorite venues for racing and I really love coming back here. The racing was really intense – the biggest fleet we’ve ever seen and the racing was so fun. Everyone is so fast and competitive and it’s cool to see how much the level has increased. It has been really motivating for me to keep pushing myself and improving. I was really happy with how much progress I made this week and I’m excited for the rest of the season.” – Daniela Moroz

On the final day three races were held with wind around 14 knots, flat sea and great expectations, the fleets were keen to get in the water, some might have been too eager and the initial leader of the series, Connor Bainbridge (GBR), was early over the start line, jeopardizing his podium chances. He finished seventh, with Nicolas Parlier sixth and Maxime Nocher (FRA), winner of the last race, fifth.

The fourth overall is FLYSURFER athlete Théo De Ramecourt (FRA) climbing two positions from the day before, after a great Sunday that saw him winning the first race.

Théo summarized the event:
The act 1 of the KiteFoil World Series came to an end after 4 days of thought racing in KiteFoil paradise – Gizzeria.
Even if most of the races were sailed in a nice sea breeze, we had races in wind from 5 to 25+ knots which made the event pretty nice.
I had a lot of fun racing with the 100 riders fleet and even if I didn’t really focus on the results during the event, I’m pretty happy about my performance and my final result.
It was amazing to have the support from my main partners there and be able to spend time talking and testing with the main leader in the KiteFoil industry.
Huge thanks to Flysurfer, Levitaz, SK Shapes and Hydro boards for being so involved. 🤟🏽

FLYSURFER athlete Martin Dolenc (CRO) sailed a solid 9th place, (U19) Riccardo Pianosi (ITA) became 11th, Jannis Maus (GER) took home 12th place right in front of Guy Bridge (GBR) and (U19) racer Maximilian Maeder (SGP) finishing 14th.

Florian Gruber (GER) injured his hand two weeks before the event in Gizzeria took place, but still managed to sail a 16th place.

As the curtain falls for this year’s first KiteFoil World Series Act, it opens right away for the Formula Kite U19 Individual Worlds and A’s Youth Foil Worlds which started yesterday on Wednesday July 14th as well in Gizzeria, Italy. The upcoming KiteFoil World Series event will be held at lake Traunsee, Austria, 15th to 19th September.

Photo Credits: IKA Media – Martina Orsini & icarus Sports

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