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WKL Wraps OWC-Sponsored Inaugural Kiteboarding Freestyle Competition

The MaiTai Cabarete Freestyle Invitational, sponsored by OWC, kicked off July 12 and participants and newly crowned champions hit the waves through July 17. The inaugural kiteboarding freestyle competition was a huge success with participants from around the world competing for the title.

Check out the videos below for a quick look at the highlights from the competition and click here for amazing photo albums from the weekend’s events.

Men’s division winners
1st: Luis Alberto Cruz
2nd: Carlos Mario
3rd: Liam Whaley

Women’s division winners
1st: Bruna Kajiya
2nd: Paula Novotna
3rd: Hannah Whiteley

Following in the footsteps of the World Surf League (WSL), the WKL represents the most elite and progressive professional kiteboarders achieving peak performance and exceeding boundaries while competing in international events and showcases.

For more on WKL, please visit: And for more on the event’s sponsor, OWC, visit:

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