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The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here, and no, we are not referring to the weekend or any upcoming holiday that brings a twinkle to your eyes. We are talking about one of the greatest kite events since the dawn of mankind. While there are many great kiteboarding locations around the globe, perhaps one of the most historical and elusive is that of Hood River, Oregon, the birthplace of park riding and the pinnacle force that sustains its continuation. 

This year the Kite Park League is proud to announce a new partnership with THE QATAR AIRWAYS GKA KITE WORLD TOUR to present THE QATAR AIRWAYS GKA KITE PARK LEAGUE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024. 

The event will be held from August 3rd - 10th and will crown this years QATAR AIRWAYS GKA KITE PARK WORLD CHAMPIONS 2024 in both men’s and women’s divisions. Without question, this will be a week to remember. 

Stay Tuned and be ready. 

#gkakiteworldtour #kiteparkleague #kiteboarding  #GKAHoodRiver #GKAxKPL
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Epic Big Air moments from Gran Canaria. Head to our YouTube channel now and re-watch the best tricks from the event 🫠

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Nothing in life comes easy. Especially not in Big Air 🥵

Head over to our YouTube channel now and watch the very best crashes from Gran Canaria.

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Watch the highlights of the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Kite World Championships Gran Canaria on our YouTube Channel, link in bio 📲

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Emotional tears and rewarding moments for @zarahoogenraad this week! 🫶🏽

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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