Kite surfer James Johnsen (North Kiteboarding) has won the Cold Hawaii Long Distance Race. Fellow kite surfer Peter Holt (West Wind, Kitevest.dk) was second, and third was windsurfer, Mathias Eithz. "I got a good start from Vorupør. Actually I was in front from start to finish. The wind was light in the beginning but not too bad―pretty good for a race board," James said after the race.
James participated in the race last year, but strong winds and huge waves made conditions difficult and a bad crash meant that James had no chance of a top position.
This year the conditions were also challenging but for other reasons. James explains: "For a while the wind was a bit off shore and then it totally died! It took some time and a struggle to get in, but all-in-all a really fun race."
James, a resident of Aarhus, assured us that he will be right here in Klitmøller during the week to follow the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup action.