However, these things were not the reason of my pleasure at this time. That is because the way from Japan was horribly hard. Not only I almost missed connecting flight in Manilla and ferry to Boracay, but also my huge baggages almost couldn't arrive there. So, I managed to get there with all of my stuffs just 9 hrs before the skippers meeting.
In the 1st day's morning, I finally realized "I'm here". I met meny friends for the first time in a long time. But I did't have time to feel delight because heats were starting then.
Freestyle has been started first. Wind was strong like 30kts and water was choppy. I was out on Park 7m2 and I won my first heat, but unfortunately I lost my second heat. So, I switched my mind into racing soon. But the 1st day has been full of freestyle singles. I felt frustrated a bit, then I went out on Charger 9m2 and Venturi race board. It was good session with my friend Sugi. So, I felt much better after that. I went to bed early and had good sleep to ready for doubles and races in the next day.
Day 2 and 3 also started from freestyle. I won twice but I couldn't keep winning any more. It was really hard because I had to try race also. They had 3 races each in the days. I couldn't do well when it was windy, but I finished 2nd and 1st place when wind dropped. I'd never thought I could win the race even just once because I couldn't train enough for racing. I was happy and got confidence. But, at the same time I realized I have to train more especially in strong wind.
In the last day, wind was not really good. But we had one race in the afternoon and I finished 2nd again. After that, wind was dropping then no one could kite. So, everything over and time to ready for the party!
I got 6th in freestyle and 2nd in race. It was not too bad at least I made podium place. Thanks a lot for Naish, M-air, Mystic, GlobalAthlete Project!
Party all the night then got back to Japan with hangover. I miss Boracay already. Thank you KTA crews also to make such a great event!
Next one coming up in Feb in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Hope I will make it!