The Watermen Are Watching

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

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NEWS

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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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Setting the standard

The GKA has worked closely with kite brands to introduce a new ISO safety standard for quick-release systems on kite bars

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Every Move you Make

GKA Judges watch every move riders make on the water. Scoring the worlds best athletes is no easy task. Find out who we trust to do the job.

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2020 Event Calendar

Updates and a new destination added to the GKA Kite World Tour.

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Capturing Wanderlust

A picture tells a thousand words. Meet the team behind the incredible images and videos from the GKA Kite World Tour.

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#Kitemindful The Return of Kiteboarding

Lockdowns around the world are easing - it's time to get back on the water, but with some extra care and consideration.

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Meet the GKA team series episode 4: The talent behind the scoreboards

What does it take to judge the performance of the best kiteboarding athletes in the world?

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Meet the GKA team series episode 3: Meet the Tour Manager

Island life in Mauritius and multiple World Tours.

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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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When & where

Status

Winners

Youth Freestyle

El Gouna, Egypt

4th - 8th August 2020

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Livestream

No

TV coverage

No

Prize money

No
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,-
Kite-Surf

Prea, Brazil

12 - 16th November 2019

Finished

Winners

Airton Cozzolino

Mikaili Sol

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

No

Prize money

€25.000,-

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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