GKA Distance Battle 2020

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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:


Only one day left till the first twin-tip freestyle event of the 2021 season! The competition zone is already set so get ready to see the best freestyle riders back on the water in Tarifa!

📍Location: Valdevaqueros beach
📝 Inscription for riders: 22 June (Tue), 18:00 - 20:00  CET at @bibodanigarcia 
🏄‍♂ The action starts: the next day on 23 June (Wed) after 10:00 CET at Valdevaqueros Beach

Follow the live scoring and all event updates on our website:

See you all there!
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The GKA Freestyle World Cup at @tarifakitepro is back and it will be kicking off the 2021 competition season!
Dates: 22 - 27 June
Location: Valdevaqueros beach, Tarifa
More information:
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Great news to all kite sports fans! 
We are starting a monthly GKA NEWS SHOW with our Tour Commentator @jociastula !
The first episode will be published next week on Wednesday 16th June at 7:00 PM CET on the GKA Facebook and YouTube Channels!
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! If you want to be featured in one of our episodes simply drop us a message! #GKAKiteWorldTour #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #GKANewsShow
The GKA Freestyle World Cup at @tarifakitepro is back and it will be kicking off the 2021 competition season!
Dates 📅 22 - 27 June
Location 📍Valdevaqueros beach, Tarifa 🇪🇸
More information:
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Two weeks left till the GKA Freestyle World Cup Tarifa and @pippavaniersel is already training for the comp! 💥 Learn more about the event on our website #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAFreestyle #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #tarifa