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It’s been a while since I last wrote for this blog and although it’s been a hectic couple of months, I’ve had a great time. At the moment I’m in Brazil where I spend two to three months of the year training. I usually hang around Uruau which is quite near Fortaleza – the conditions are great for both training and fun sessions with great winds and a lagoon. And of course there’s a great group of kitesurfers here to keep me company throughout the day.
September was also a great month, as I spent three weeks in Hawaii working with the Cabrinha team on product development, which is a really interesting part of my work. Fitness is obviously an important part of any athlete’s training, but so is the ability to get the very most out of the equipment that you have and improve that equipment to get ever closer to perfection.
As you know the last competition saw me finish third in Fuerteventura and I really want to improve on that result in the final two events in Cina and New Caledonia. That way I’ll be able to keep my current ranking of third place for 2012 – would be a great way to finish the year off!
Check out these trick tips from Hype Energy kite surfer Alberto Rondina:
Wow! I had a fantastic ten days in Gran Canaria. Great wind nearly every day – it is really one of my favourite places to train and somewhere I could seriously consider living. I always get a bit sad when I have to leave GC and all my friends there. This time though I wasn’t quite so sad though as I knew that I was moving on to another little spot I know – Brazil. After a quick stopover at home in Italy to pick up a few things and change a bit of equipment I headed off to Rome to get the plane to Fortaleza. There wasn’t much wind when I arrived, but you never have to wait too long here for the right conditions to get out and start doing some serious tricks and get everything toned up and perfected.
From Brazil, I’ll be heading straight to Venezuela for the next leg of the PKRA World. It’s a really important stage for me as I want to make sure that I keep up my recent form, and who knows, even stand on the very top of the podium.
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Hype Energy is now an official sponsor of Alberto Rondina. Currently ranking 3rd in the world freestyle kitesurfing championships, Alberto is best known for winning the 2010 European freestyle kitesurfing championships. Originally from Italy, Alberto now travels the world competing on the PKRA tour. We’ll be tracking his success on the waves and we’re looking forward to seeing him compete in the next leg of the tour in Venezuela from June 13-17. Go Alberto! Hope the Hype Energy helps you reach first place on the podium in Venezuela. We'll be watching.