Highlight Video – Big Air Hydrofoil Competition

Get a blow-by-blow recap from the commentators of the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships in this video

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Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships – Playing The Waiting Game

Day 7 of the Big Air World Championships. Unfortunately the strong Levante wind did not make an appearence today but we are staying hopeful for this weekend!

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Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Hydrofoil World Champion – Charles Brodel

An exciting afternoon of super progressive hydrofoil performances at Bibo Beach, the year's flying Frenchman boosted himself to his second world title

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The Qatar Airways GKA Award Winners Have Been Announced!

Saturday night saw the opening of the Qatar Airways GKA Awards night with GKA Riders, crew and sponsors all gathered together to celebrate some of the most monumental moments in kitesurfing!

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Big Weekend Ahead for the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships

It looks like this weekend is building up to be a busy one with the Qatar Airways GKA Awards happening tonight and Hydrofoil big air competition commencing tomorrow

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Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships Official Opening Ceromony!

Today was another beautiful day at Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships in Tarifa with light, Poniente winds offering perfect conditions for riders and the public to test out some of the new kitesurfing equipment on show

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The Visit Qatar GKA Kite Expo Has Officially Opened!

Insights from the first day of the Visit Qatar GKA Kite Expo and registration for all 64 prestigious riders competing in the The Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships!

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Are You Ready for the Biggest Kiteboarding Event of the Year?

Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships, also featuring the Visit Qatar Kite Expo & 2022 Awards, starts on Monday 20th June!

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Qatar Airways Announced as Title Sponsor of the GKA Kite World Tour

Exciting new partnership announced for three years, including Qatar Tourism as official partner with two major events planned in Qatar in 2023

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Disciplines

Kite-surf

Wave & Strapless Freestyle

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'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

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

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Hydrofoil Freestyle

Hydrofoil

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

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Park

Kite Park League

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

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Race

Kite Slalom, Formula & Foil

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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

Big air

Tarifa, Spain

20th June - 06th July 2022

On hold

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€40,000
Hydrofoil Freestyle

Maldives, Maldives (TBC)

16-20th August 2022

Upcoming

Winners

To be announced

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

TBC

Prize money

10.000€

Finished events

When & where

Status

Winners

Freestyle

Salinas del Rey, Colombia

2nd - 6th March 2022

Finished

Winners

Manoel Soares

Mikaili Sol

Stars

Livestream

TBC

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€25.000,-
Hydrofoil Freestyle

Fortaleza, Brazil

16th - 21st November 2021

Finished

Winners

Charles Brodel

Maike Elisa Mueller

Stars

Livestream

Yes

TV coverage

Yes

Prize money

€8.000,-

Tour leaders

Kite-surf

Peri Roberts

women

Peri Roberts

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Australia

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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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Manoel Soares

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Manoel Soares

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Brazil

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Hydrofoil Freestyle

Maike Elisa Mueller

women

Maike Elisa Mueller

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Germany

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Charles Brodel

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Charles Brodel

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France, French Republic

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