The GKA News Show Episode One is live!

Welcome to the first GKA News Show with our Tour Commentator Jo Ciastula! In the first episode, we'll overview the 2020s and upcoming competition season, talk about the Distance Battle, and announce the Tarifa Kite Pro event start list!

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NEWS

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June GKA Happenings!

The Tarifa Kite Pro starts up next week. Plus we're launching a news show! Read all about it here.

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Registration is now open for the first youth freestyle event of the year!

The GKA is proud to host the Youth Freestyle and Kite-Surf World Tour. We're stoked to have confirmation for our first scheduled event in El Gouna, Egypt and registration is now open. 

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Last Chance to Enter the GKA Distance Battle Aluula All-Time Big Air!

The 2021 GKA Distance Battle is back-and this time, we're going for ALL-TIME by opening up the competition to amateurs and pros alike in the Aluula All-Time Big Air distance battle like no other! The concept is simple: anyone can submit a video from ANY TIME.

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GKA Distance Battle Aluula All-Time Big Air

The 2021 GKA Distance Battle is back-and this time, we're going for ALL-TIME by opening up the competition to amateurs and pros alike in the Aluula All-Time Big Air distance battle like no other! The concept is simple: anyone can submit a video from ANY TIME.

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Coming Back From Injury

Being a top-level athlete sounds like a dream job, but trials, tribulations, and challenges accompany it. Pushing your body to the limits and competing at the uppermost level means you risk injury and pain. Therese Taabbel is one of the top female riders on the GKA Kite World Tour. Unfortunately, at the last tour stop of 2020, Therese blew her ACL and has been on a recovery journey ever since. 

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We’ve got you covered

The GKA is proud to stand behind our riders and offer protection in case of injury and medical emergency.  In partnership with Battleface Insurance, the GKA World Tour will be insuring all riders attending the world tour event for the duration of their event participation as well as their travel to and from events. 

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Cold water Kitesurfing

We're continuing our behind-the-scenes athlete-life series with an interview with European powerhouses Jalou Langaree and Johanna-Catharina Edin! In the midst of lockdown, 2020 found Jalou and Cat bunking up together in Holland for some cold water training. Read on for what their COVID winter looked like and what the biggest takeaways from a tough year were.  As we continue to navigate uncertain times, connecting with our community of athletes and riders gives us the inspiration to keep pushing and hope that, soon enough, we will return to competition!

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The 2021 Youth Kite World Tour

For 2021, GKA is proud to host the Youth Freestyle and Kite-surf World Tour. This new tour was brought to life to offer a stage for our young talent and upcoming riders. The GKA's mission is to continually foster the development of riders and provide opportunities for growth and the Youth Freestyle World Tour does just that.  The purpose of the Youth World Tour is to provide young competitors an arena to prove their skills through a series of international events. This enables them to get used to the competition formats and prepare them for the GKA International Tour down the road.

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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

Freestyle

Tarifa, Spain

22nd - 27th June 2021

On hold

Winners

To be announced

Livestream

TBC

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

TBC
Youth Freestyle

El Gouna, Egypt

06th - 10th July 2021

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Livestream

No

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

No

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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