Peter Lynn kiteboarding team rider Luis Alberto Cruz recently competed in the Fly-Fest Reactivation contest held at the Santa Marianita beach in Ecuador. Contestants from all over Central and South America, and further afield converged on the little town with over 40 competitors taking part. Luis got there a couple of days early to get used to the conditions and the somewhat cooler water compared to his home spot in Cabarete. After his first session, people were keen to hear about his new sponsor:
Luis: “ After my practice sessions we went out for dinner with the whole crew. There was a lot of interest about my new Sponsor, Peter Lynn, and the new kites which I really love, so I sang the praise of the equipment and design.”
The contest also had some great wind conditions with loads of spectators enjoying the acrobatics of the riders on the water. Luis got to compete against many friends and other new hot riders. Some of the closing heats with high technical tricks resulted in really difficult decisions having to be made by the judges.
Luis kept moving through the ladder and ended up in the final which also included ex world champion Youri Zoon. It was a tight heat with Luis managing to clinch the 3rd place on the podium.
Luis: “it was a really hard heat against Youri Zoon, a good fight !”
According to Luis there was a real friendly vibe at the event with live music concerts and general stoke being spread all around.
I had a great time at the Fly-Fest Reactivation meeting up with old friends and making new ones”
Luis is now back in the Dominican Republic practicing for the next contest and turning eyes at the local Cabarete beach.
Luis: “I want to thank Peter Lynn kiteboarding for the support, for helping me get to the contest and supplying me with such great equipment"
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