This is the first time in Bahrain that an event of that scale takes place bringing together Kitesurfers from across the region. Teams from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and KSA went kite to kite, which are divided into two teams to compete in the first edition of this amateur regional kitesurfing event.
All teams made some waves throughout the rounds, but it was the Kuwaiti team, Jacob Al Nasrallah and Muhammad Al Bannai who stood out above the rest flying to first place, after securing a solid round.
The 20 participants had a chance to ride and learn from Ruben Lenten on the 3rd and 4th of June. Omani Red Bull athlete Issa Al Aamri, was among the participants and his story of how he became a kitesurfer, coming from a fishermen family struck a chord with Ruben.
Commenting on the level of the scene Ruben said: “the level is already there and this is why it’s important to push it. The most important thing is for you (riders to have fun). Kitesurfing gives me a feeling of freedom and I want to spread that feeling and make people more knowledgeable about the sport”.
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