Fundraiser launches for prolific kiteboarding photographer, Ydwer van der Heide

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How to train for Kitesurfing

2020 was a year for settling in, hunkering down and for these two French kitesurfing dynamo's, training more than ever. In our new series, we'll be exploring how the GKA athletes train for competition. As the level of kitesurfing continues to explode, competitors are diving deep into diet, workouts and mental strategy. We sat down with Camille and Capucine Delannoy for a look into their unique relationship and how they're pushing one another on and off the water. 

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2021 Competition Formats Explained

This is a refresher on the 2021 Competition Format for the GKA world tour. We have three disciplines running for 2021: the Kite-Surf tour which involves wave kitesurfing and strapless freestyle, the Freestyle tour which involves twintip freestyle kiteboarding and big air and the Hydrofoil-Freestyle Tour. 

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Here’s what you need to know for 2021 Events (so far)

2020 was a tough year for the GKA. Travel bans, location closures and the inevitable canceling of many events left us all feeling a bit stressed. But we're proud to say that despite the many challenges of last year, we had some incredible successes and we're able to make a lot of cool things happen.

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Mikaili Sol – GKA SuperKite Brazil Champion

Meet Mikaili Sol - winner of the women's division at SuperKIte Brazil 2020

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Maxime Chabloz – GKA SuperKite Brazil Champion

Meet Maxime Chabloz - the all-round athlete who took the win in the Men's Division at the SuperKite Brazil 2020 Championships!

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GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Ilha do Guajiru Final Day

It’s day 5 of the GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam here in Ilha do Guajiru and we have got our Freestyle Champions 2020!

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GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Ilha do Guajiru Day 4

No wind, no competition on day 4 - but read all about the action on final day tomorrow!

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GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Ilha do Guajiru Day 3

Day 3 at the GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam here in Ilha do Guajiru was full of surprises!

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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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Hydrofoil Freestyle

Hydrofoil

Men|Women

The “Hydrfoil Freestyle” worldcups are the ultimate competitions for hydrfoil 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

Kite-Surf

Dakhla, Morocco (TBC)

26th - 30th May 2021

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Livestream

TBC

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

TBC
Freestyle

Tarifa, Spain (TBC)

22nd - 27th June 2021

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Livestream

TBC

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

TBC

Finished events

When & where

Status

Winners

Freestyle

Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil

17 – 21st November 2020

Finished

Winners

Maxime Chabloz

Mikaili Sol

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€20.000,-
Hydrofoil Freestyle

Fortaleza, Brazil

10 - 14th November 2020

Finished

Winners

Fred Hope

Stars

Livestream

No

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€10.000,-

Tour leaders

Kite-surf

Ines Correia

women

Ines Correia

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Portugal, Portuguese Republic

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James Carew

men

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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Maxime Chabloz

men

Maxime Chabloz

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Switzerland, Swiss Confederation

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