GKA Distance Battle update

Heat elimination ladders, latest teaser and event program have now been released.

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NEWS

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Exclusive insight into the world of Mikaili Sol

Hear how the world champion has been preparing for the GKA Distance Battle and getting through the pandemic.

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Official countdown for the GKA Distance Battle

Watch the newly released event teaser now!

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GKA Distance Battle on the horizon

Athletes are currently filming their heats for the battle of the summer. Here's a preview of what they have been throwing down.

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Today We Are All Mauritians!

Find out what you can do to support the kite community on the paradise island of Mauritius

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Wildcard Athlete Announcement

The votes are in and have been counted. Find out who will be battling against the GKA's top athletes in the worlds first online and interactive kitesurfing competition.

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The GKA Distance Battle – Wildcard Voting

Wildcard Voting for the GKA Distance Battle is about to start!

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The Watermen Are Watching

Meet the Team Episode 4 - the freestyle judges with their eyes on the athletes.

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The GKA Distance Battle

Online and interactive. A live and global battle from the best athletes in the world! Vote for your favourite wildcard now!

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Disciplines

Kite-surf

Wave & Strapless Freestyle

Men|Women|Youth

'Kite-Surf' is a combined wave and strapless freestyle discipline that aims to find the most complete surfboard rider.

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Freestyle

Twintip Big Air & Freestyle

Men|Women|Youth

The “Freestyle” worldcups are the ultimate competitions for twin-tip freestyle riders.

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Park

Kite Park League

Men|Women

Kite Park riding is all about hitting features (rails and kickers) with speed and style!

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Race

Kite Slalom, Formula & Foil

Men|Women|Youth

The racing tour covers all disciplines which have a starting line and a finishing line.

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Upcoming events

When & where

Status

Winners

Hydrofoil Freestyle

Fortaleza, Brazil (TBC)

10 - 14th November 2020

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

TBC

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

TBC
Freestyle

Cumbuco, Brazil (TBC)

17 – 21st November 2020

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

€25.000,-

Finished events

When & where

Status

Winners

Kite-Surf

Sal, Cape verde

29th February - 6th March 2020

Finished

Winners

James Carew

Ines Correia

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€30.000,-
Freestyle

Cumbuco, Brazil

19th – 23rd November 2019

Finished

Winners

Valentin Rodriguez

Mikaili Sol

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€20.000,-

Tour leaders

Kite-surf

Ines Correia

women

Ines Correia

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Portugal, Portuguese Republic

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James Carew

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James Carew

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Australia

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Freestyle

Mikaili Sol

women

Mikaili Sol

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Brazil

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Valentin Rodriguez

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Valentin Rodriguez

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Colombia

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