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GKA Distance Battle 2020

What's happening

Event Time Table

Strapless Freestyle
Tuesday, 29.9.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Semifinals
Sunday, 4.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Finals

Twintip Freestyle
Tuesday, 6.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Semifinals
Sunday, 11.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Mens and Womens Finals

Elimination Ladders

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GKA Distance Battle 2020

Due to the lockdown period and further impact of the worldwide pandemic, we had to postpone all our regular World Cup events to return in Fall this year.

Therefore we developed a new of its kind event concept to encourage our athletes, generate fresh content and offer a communication platform for riders, sponsors and media during this period of restrictions and limitations. Initially planned as a platform during the travel and event restricted period, but with the positive feedback on the concept by the industry and others, we decided to keep the format also after the pandemic as an additional competition next to our regular world cup events in the future.

The GKA Distance Battle is a video-based competition where you can compete from anywhere in the world. A selection of the best riders that qualify through the GKA World Tour ranking and a public voting will compete in solo heats at their home spots. Like in a usual competition you need to perform tricks during a 5 minute heat, that needs to be entirely filmed without any cut. Three trick categories are predefined by the GKA head judge plus one individual signature trick. These un-edited solo heat videos will be sent to GKA and edited for presentation of head-to-head heats with split screen, slow-motion replays and live scoring judged by the GKA Kite World Tour judges and presented in an online event format from a live studio in correspondence with the competing riders via video chat. The competition will be broadcasted in several episodes of about 1 hour each online live and on-demand on the website and social channels of the GKA and selected media partners.

It is like a world cup event with the top riders battling it out simultaneously, just spread across the world!

Please find the presentation of the GKA Distance Battle and the Race Notices below:

Instafeed

@pippavaniersel stole the show at our first Big Air event of the season. Read our in depth interview with her via the link in bio ๐Ÿ”ฅ

#gkakiteworldtour #gkabigair #kiteboarding
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Greece seems to be the place to be right now ๐Ÿ”ฅ @brunakajiya 

๐ŸŽฅ : @elenh_papadea

#gkakiteworldtour #gkafreestyle #kiteboarding
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Have you signed up for the GKA ProAM Challenge yet? If not, itโ€™s easy! Head to ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผhttps://www.gkaproam.com/register to sign up today!

Far more than just a fun-race, this event will combine equipment testing and kite community events. Join the GKA ProAm Challenge! 

Follow @gkaproam for all of the updates!

Save the dates! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ“† 29 August to 1 September in Dunkerque, France.

#GKAProAm #kiteboarding #kitesurfing
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We would like to welcome our latest GKA member - @vdws_international ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

The VDWS (Association of German Watersports Schools) is an international watersports training
organization headquartered in Germany. VDWS began kitesurfing instructor courses in 2001, adding to its growing line-up of wind-based watersports. It now has 540 member watersports centres in 30 countries. 

VDWS has a long watersports pedigree, founded in 1974 to train windsurfing instructors and establish standards for schools and training worldwide. 

The GKA welcomes you!

#gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #kiteboarding #kitesurfing
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Tarifa Big Air sends with @pippavaniersel ๐Ÿซ 
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๐ŸŽฅ @kinas_media @colin_colin_carroll

#gkakiteworldtour #gkabigair #kiteboarding
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Itโ€™s almost time to crown our Big Air champions ๐Ÿ‘‘
The Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Kite World Championships Gran Canaria 2024 are just around the cornerโ€ฆ Who will be our new ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝand ๐Ÿ‘ธ of Big Air? 

๐Ÿ“† 9-13 July 2024
๐Ÿ“Gran Canaria
๐Ÿ“บ www.gkakiteworldtour.com/live

#gkakiteworldtour #gkabigair #kiteboarding #bigair #qatarairways #gkaxqa #gkagrancanaria @qatarairways
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