Everything you need to know about the upcoming event in Qatar

The Visit Qatar Freestyle-Kite World Cup begins 31st Jan - get amped for the action!

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Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup: 31 Jan – 04 Feb 2023

Title Partner and Official Airline of the GKA Kite World Tour, Qatar Airways, have a number of exclusive offers for travellers heading to the opening event of the season at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort. Full offer details here, plus Freestyle format developments and more for 2023

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2023 Event Calendar Launched

16 epic events to enjoy, featuring Freestyle-Kite, Kite-Surf, Hydrofoil-Freestyle and Big Air!

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Freestyle-Kite World Championship 2022 – Round-up

Three brand new event locations produced incredible action for the Freestyle riders on the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour in 2022. Enjoy the overall summary, including highlight videos, here

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Kite-Surf World Championship 2022 – Round-up

The battles for the Qatar Airways GKA Kite-Surf World Championship 2022 crowns were staged across two highly charged events, in Morocco and Brazil. Here's a summary of how the titles were won, including all the daily highlight videos

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Brodel’s Brilliance – Copa Kitley Hydrofoil-Freestyle World Cup Brazil

The Frenchman blazed his way to another hydrofoil world title, landing two moves for the first time in competition along the way

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Kite-Surf Queens of Taiba – Day Four

Capucine Delannoy takes the title in the quarters before an all-Brazilian final where Kesiane Rodrigues defeated dynamic cross-over freestyler, Bruna Kajiya!

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Double Bubble for Carew in Brazil!

The Australian makes it back-to-back Kite-Surf world titles with the event win in Taiba at the Copa Kitley GKA Kite-Surf World Cup

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Carew Closes in on Title Number Two – Taiba Kite-Surf Day Two

After a big day of action, if the Australian can beat Gabriel Benetton, the event's top performer so far, the 2022 title will be his on day three

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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

Fuwairit, Qatar

31 January - 04 February 2023

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€40.000
Freestyle

Salinas del Rey, Colombia

01 - 05 March 2023

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

No

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€25.000

Finished events

When & where

Status

Winners

Hydrofoil-freestyle

Taiba, Brazil

23rd - 27th November 2022

Finished

Winners

Charles Brodel

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

10.000€
Kite-surf

Taiba, Brazil

23rd - 27th November 2022

Finished

Winners

James Carew

Kesiane Rodrigues

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

25.000€

Tour leaders

Kite-surf

Capucine Delannoy

women

Capucine Delannoy

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France, French 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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Gianmaria Coccoluto

men

Gianmaria Coccoluto

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Italy

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Hydrofoil Freestyle

Maike Elisa Mueller

women

Maike Elisa Mueller

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Germany

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Charles Brodel

men

Charles Brodel

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France, French Republic

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