Hype Kitesurfing pro-athlete ALBERTO RONDINA ended up third at ROYAL TERA PKRA stop in New Caledonia.
How do I feel to be 3rd in the world? Absolutely stoked!
Most of you reading this will probably already know that after a tough final event in New Caledonia where I came fifth, I still had enough points to keep the third place that I'd been defending for so long. The feeling is great and I still haven't come down yet! A big thanks goes out to all those who have made this possible for me, friends, family, manager and of course all my sponsors - Cabrinha, NP, Hype, Totosì, Rebel 76.
I couldn't imagine ending the season in a better way and NC is a pretty cool place to party in!
I was pretty happy with my performance in the singles elimination, but I wish I'd been able to find a little bit more against Marc Jacobs - I know I can beat him, but it just wasn't to be on the day. I really should have done better in the doubles too, but congratulations to Cristophe Tack who beat me into fifth place and had a super day!
Of course congratulations to Youri Zoon and Alex Pastor and thanks for making it such an exciting final!
Now it's up to me to get all my training in and prepare myself mentally so that I'll be a serious challenge for the top spot in 2013.