Australian James Carew wins world kite surfing title despite broken board


Day 3 of the World Cup in sunny Taiba, Brazil was one that Australian James Carew is unlikely to forget in a hurry. It's been a neck-and-neck race between him and Matchu Lopes of Spain all season, and now in Taiba it claimed a winner. So both riders had to win their heats in the semifinals to put the other under pressure. James Carew (AUS) had a tough start to his day of competition, struggling early on with a broken leash and later a broken board after a rough landing. Nevertheless, the Australian managed to win the heat at the end of his heat with a stylish and technically difficult 313 and thus to leave the season as World Champion for the second time in a row. Matchu Lopes (ESP) had to settle for 4th place in Taiba and saw the World Masters title pass him by. In the final of the World Cup it became exciting again and Pedro Matos (BRA) did not make it easy for the already determined World Champion. In the end, however, it was Carew again who won the duel and thus also the World Cup in Taiba.


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