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Starting on June 21st, 2022, in Tarifa, Spain, the GKA will host the biggest kite event/competition and expo to date. Over 6 action-packed days, competitions will be run, gear will be revealed, clinics will be enjoyed and cervezas will be drunk!

Click the link in our bio to read 10 reasons why you should come to the GKA Kite Expo.

📸: @camuucardenas

#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #gkabigairworldchampionships #gkakiteexpo #gkatarifa #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #hydrofoilfreestyle #gkabigair #bigair #gkabigair2022 #tarifa
Do you want to join the GKA Kite World Tour?

This year we will be selecting wildcard competitors for each event (freestyle, kite-surf and hydrofoil freestyle disciplines) through a video entry competition, adjudicated by the GKA Kite World Tour judging team.

The best three wildcard applications will be selected for each event. 

Click the link in our bio to enter.

📸: @lukas_k_stiller 
#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAFreestyle #GKAHydrofoilFreestyle #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #hydrofoilfreestyle
GOT SOME MOVES? 🕺🏽💃🏽

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS BEFORE SUNDAY 24TH APRIL 2022❗️

This is a wide open category bringing together the absolute best of all kiteboarding disciplines – with tricks landed any time from 1st January 2021 – 24th April 2022. Once the window for video submissions closes on 24th April, a special committee led by GKA Kite World Tour judges and rider representatives will select a shortlist of 10 male and 10 female tricks that will go forward to the public & industry voting stage.

A rider from any kiteboarding discipline can enter and upload videos for the Move of the Year award:

– Twintip
– Strapless
– Hydrofoil

The public vote for this award will open 17th May and close 7th June 2022

Click the link in our bio to read more and submit your video 🎥

#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #hydrofoil #bigair
ENTER THE GKA AWARDS BEST MOVE OF THE YEAR CATEGORY BEFORE SUNDAY 24TH APRIL!

The first GKA Awards ceremony will run on the evening of Saturday 25th June in Tarifa as part of the GKA Big Air World Championships opening week! This year we’re running four awards categories – if you’d like to enter the Move of the Year category, we need your video submissions (shot anytime between 1st January 2021 – 24th April 2022) as soon as possible –  uploads close 23.59pm CET Sunday 24th April.

Submit your video - link in our bio!

📸: @lukas_k_stiller
#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #kiteboarding #kitesurfing
During the GKA Big Air World Championships in Tarifa holding period of 20th June - 06 July, and also as well as the huge Kite Expo also running 21st - 26th June, the first GKA Awards 2022 will take place on  Saturday night, 25th June in Tarifa town!

The sport of kiteboarding is home to a truly eclectic and vibrant mix of  athletes and individuals and this is the international awards night to  celebrate that. We will also produce an after-show highlights video for everyone to enjoy.

AWARDS CATEGORIES:
- BEST RIDER OF THE YEAR (Male and female awards)
- BEST MOVE OF THE YEAR (Male and female awards) SUBMISSIONS* OPEN NOW - LINK IN BIO!
(Twin-tip / strapless / hydrofoil tricks all included!)
- BEST SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO KITEBOARDING (Single award)
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (Single award)

Find more details on the news page on the www.gkakiteworldtour.com website 
and also find the video submission form for the Best Move of the Year award - both links in bio.

*The timeframe that these awards will consider for all categories is any achievements from 1st January 2021 through to Sunday 24th April 2022

*Deadline for Best Move submissions: Sunday 24th April 2022

#gkaawards #gkakiteworldtour #gkabigairworldchampionships 
#gkakiteexpo #gkatarifa #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #hydrofoilfreestyle #gkabigair

GKA Distance Battle 2021

The GKA Distance Battle–Aluula All Time Big Air contest continues in 2021 with a new All-Time Big Air Video format. Anyone can submit a single trick big air video of themselves that was recorded anytime in the past. The videos will be screened by the GKA judges and split by disciplines. Each submitted video will be video analyzed and scored by the same criteria.

The best 10 videos of all times per discipline will be edited and presented during the GKA News Show. The best Big Air Trick of all-time wins its respective discipline. Enter below for your chance at the €5.000!

Don’t forget, we will be crowning THE BIG AIR CHAMPION OF ALL TIME! 

Don’t miss your opportunity to go head to head with the likes of Jesse Richman, Jalou Langaree, Aaron Hadlow and more!

Disciplines

Twintip Big Air – Men
Twintip Big Air – Women
Strapless Big Air – Men
Strapless Big Air – Women
Hydrofoil Big Air – Men and Women

Entry allocation (per discipline)

Any rider (Pro or Amateur) can submit a video entry, that needs to pass the quality control to be eligible to enter the competition.

Rules

  • Video of best Big Air Trick will be submitted by the rider
  • The submitted big air trick will be scored by GKA judges broken down into different category scores:
    • Height
    • Airtime
    • Technical difficulty
    • Risk factor
    • Landing
  • Video must include 5 seconds prior takeoff and 5 seconds after the landing.
  • Video must be in FullHD 1080p quality.
  • Videos will be verified by judges if quality is good enough to enter
  • Filmed trick can be recorded anytime in the past.
  • Winner will receive a portion of €5.000!

Qualified Riders

Twintip Men:
Nick Jacobsen, Lewis Crathern, Aaron Hadlow, Jesse Richman, Marc Jacobs, Janek Grzegorzewski, Jamie Overbeek, Giel Vlugt, Andrea Principi, Maarten Haeger

Twintip Women:
Mikaili Sol, Pippa Van Iersel, Angely Bouillot, Alice Ruggiu

Strapless:
James Carew, Airton Cozzolino, Nicola Abadjiev, Camille Delannoy, Charly Martin, Anderson Reboucas, Matt Maxwell, Giovanni Rogolino, Beltran Eugui, Capucine Delannoy

Hydrofoil:
Charles Brodel, Maxime Chabloz, Lukas Vogeltanz, Loic Brismontier, Joselito Del Rosario, Marcel Goebels, Nicolas March

Upload your video!

Strapless Women

Strapless Men

Twintip Women

Hydrofoil

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

19th April - 20th May 2021

Discipline

Big-air

Spot

Distance Battle 2021

Prizemoney

€ 5.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

Host/sponsor

Aluula (aluula.com)

Competition history

GKA Distance Battle 2020