First in sequence for day three was Women’s Round 3, where Orane Ceris from France faced Marcela Witt from Brazil. The judging criteria remained the same: 15 trick attempts, with the top 4 scores counting. Orane Ceris took the win for the opening heat, locking down her spot in the semi-finals and eliminating Marcela Witt from the competition.
Paula Novotna, a very experienced freestyle kite competitor, once again showed off her powerful moves for Heat 2. She had a close fight with Kylie Zarmati, who landed some solid tricks of her own, but Paula was on fire landing an impressive Frontside 3 scoring her 7.50 points, and allowing her to advance to the next round.
Olivia Piana, multiple SUP World Champion, faced Brazilian Liana Oliveira for Heat 3 of the quarter-finals. Olivia opened strong, nailing a solid 7.47 score on her first trick attempt. Liana struggled to keep up to Olivia’s rhythm, allowing Olivia to advance to the semi-finals
The last quarter-final for the women was Bowien van der Linden vs Lidiane Viana Sanders. Bowien was on fire today, and landed an impressive array of tricks, allowing her to advance with a total score of 20.17 points. Lidiana, but up a good fight, remembering that this is her first GWA competition, but Bowien clearly had her eye on a podium position for this event and wasn’t going to let anyone stop her.