Nico Parlier conquers the 2017 IKA KiteFoil World Championship

Nico Parlier and Steph Bridge have been crowned the 2017 IKA KiteFoil world champions, in the Italian island of Sardinia.

The five-day event got underway at the Gulf of Angels, off Cagliari’s Poetto Beach, and had great wind conditions for the world’s fastest foilboard expert to showcase their riding skills.

On the second day, the gusty Mistral winds invaded the regatta field, hitting 40 knots and putting the fleet to the test.