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Looks like everyone is getting excited for the upcoming strapless kitesurfing event in Sylt, Germany! Here is a little flashback to the best moves at the event back in 2019. This year the event will take place from 17th to 22nd of August!
Read more about the event on our website: https://bit.ly/GKA-Sylt-2021
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The second episode of the GKA Distance Battle – Aluula All-Time Big Air featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle is out! Click the link in our bio to watch the episode and find out who did the best moves 🔥
The last episode featuring Twintip Men will be published on Monday 2nd August at 19:00 CET.
Production by @aalvaamedia and @sebsvideos #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites @jociastula @alvaronieva
The first episode of the GKA Distance Battle – Aluula All-Time Big Air featuring STRAPLESS BIG AIR is out! Click the link in our bio to watch the episode and find out who did the best strapless big air move 🔥
The next episode featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors will be published on Thursday 29th July at 19:00 CET.
Production by @aalvaamedia and @sebsvideos #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites @jociastula @pablo.amoress
We have selected finalists for the GKA Distance Battle - Aluula All-Time Big Air! Later this month, we will debut three episodes where finalists will compete against one other for the champion title.

The schedule is as follows:
July 26th Monday: Distance Battle Show 1 featuring Strapless competitors
July 29th Thursday: Distance Battle Show 2 featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors
August 2nd Monday: Distance Battle Show 3 featuring Twintip Men competitors

Learn more about the Distance Battle on our website: www.gkakiteworldtour.com
Produced by @aalvaamedia & @sebsvideos 
#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle  #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites
The second episode of the GKA News Show with @jociastula is out! In this episode, we'll overview the latest freestyle event at @tarifakitepro, talk about the Distance Battle and @aluulacomposites! If you want to be featured in one of our episodes simply drop us a message!
Click the link in our bio to watch it!
#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKATarifa #tarifakitepro #gkadistancebattle #gkanewsshow #kiteboarding #kitesurfing
The second episode of the GKA NEWS SHOW with our Tour Commentator @jociastula will be live next week on Thursday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM CET on the GKA Facebook and YouTube Channels! In this episode, we'll recap the Tarifa Kite Pro, talk about the judging criteria, more for the Distance Battle and deep dive into all things Aluula!

Also, we have selected finalists for the GKA Distance Battle - Aluula All Time Big Air! Later this month, we will debut three episodes where finalists will compete against one other for the champion title.

Schedule is as follows:
July 26th: Distance Battle Show 1 featuring Strapless competitors
July 29th: Distance Battle Show 2 featuring Twintip Women and Hydrofoil Freestyle competitors
August 2nd: Distance Battle Show 3 featuring Twintip Men competitors

#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKANewsShow #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #GKADistanceBattle #gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites

GKA Freestyle World Cup France 2019

 

Thursday 25th April: Contest finished! Carlos Mario and Francesca Bagnoli win! It was unreal down on the beach today and very difficult for the riders with super strong winds, at times up to 40 knots. 

Earlier update – Finals day! Very windy here at Port Leucate, over 30 knots already. Riders being given the freedom to ride to the conditions and their interpretation of technicality, amplitude, power… surely kite loops are going to be pulled out today alongside some brutal handle-passes!

Wednesday 24th April, 08.45am: Here we go guys, we’ve moved 20 minutes south of Le Franqui to Port Leucate to make the most of the southerly wind direction and we’re looking good! Wind’s on around 20 – 25 knots, cross onshore from the right, sun’s out and soon the freestyle guns are out! Find heat descriptions after each round here

Tuesday 23rd April: Day four and we are so close to starting you can feel it. There was potential for contestable conditions all day and as yet we’re still looking at about ten knots of wind out on the lagoon here in Leucate. In any case, if conditions improve enough to be able to make a start today or not, the livestream and some of the race crew have moved to prepare at another spot, Port Leucate. The event will definitely run from there tomorrow and Thursday in the stronger southerly conditions that get blocked by the headland here in La Franqui, Leucate. There is still hope for today, though!  

Monday 22nd April: Good morning everyone. This is the start of day three of the GKA Freestyle World Cup Leucate. Although we are still awaiting suitable conditions to make a start to the competition, there is a positive outlook from Tuesday onwards. Today’s skipper’s meeting is at 10.30am and we will update this page as soon as we have some more info.

Saturday 20th was the first day of the GKA Freestyle World Cup at the Mondial du Vent, blessed with bright sunshine but no wind. Sunday was cloudy with a veering light wind, so the competition remains on hold, but as we know, things change quickly here when the powerful Tramontane wind kicks-in.

EVENT CONTENT

Find a video interview with leading title contenders Mikaili Sol and Adeuri Corniel here

Get up to speed with the Freestyle format and new 2019 changes in this interview with Head Judge, Mallory de la Villemarque.

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

20 – 25th April 2019

Discipline

Freestyle

Country

France

Spot

Leucate

Stars

4 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

Host/sponsor

https://capital.com/

Prevailing winds

Tramontana (northwest)

Water conditions

Flat waters and cross-offshore winds bring the action super close to the crowd! Watch the 2019 event video below to get a good idea of the expected conditions!

Registered riders

Race Notice

Pre-Registration Dates

15th March - 5th April 2019

Pre-Registration

Registration is closed. For questions please contact the Tour Manager Tom Hartmann at tom@global-kitesports.org

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