Hannah Whitely gives us the latest on whats shes been up to.
I decided this year I was going to do just one of PKRA world events. The Germany stop in St Peter Ording is the biggest event the PKRA hold, so I choose to do this one. I wasn’t the only one who decided to do this event, a phenomenal amount of girls and guys entered, which was great. We had to do pre qualifiers heats to get into the main event, which rarely happens.
My qualifying heat went well against Therese Taabbel that put me straight into the main event. The conditions where rather challenging, there was a strong current in the choppy water and the wind was gusty and strong. In the main event I got knocked out by Bruna kajiya pretty early on in the single elimination. So I just had to wait for the double elimination as that was my second chance to come back and try to kick some ass. I won a fair few heats in a row in the double elimination and came 5th overall. My favorite heat of the event was my last one against Asia Litwin for 4th and 5th place. The kiting conditions where a lot better, the sun came out and I kited my best. I was pleased my 5th place. For me it’s all about enjoying my heats and feeling that I have tried my best. Thats what makes me happy and driven in kitesurfing.
I would like to thank the PKRA and all my great sponsors; The BKSA, Wainman Hawaii, Chiemsee, Prolimit, Expix and Kiteitright.