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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 Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura 2019

Rene Egli and Melia Hotels at Sotavento have been playing host to some of the world’s top kiting and windsurfing events for 34 years now! This summer  the GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura will take place from 19 – 24th July. The pumping, cross-offshore winds can blow up to 40 knots during the season so it’s a prime spot for some Big-Air action. It’s also a spectator-friendly location with a viewing gallery right on the shoreline and epic parties by night at in the World Cup Tent, simply known as La Carpa!

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

19 – 24th July 2019

Discipline

Freestyle

Country

Spain

Spot

Fuerteventura

Stars

5 stars

Prizemoney

€ 30.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

Prevailing winds

Around 80% of the time the wind blows cross-offshore in Sotavento and it's at its strongest from May - September. In the high-season (July and August) the wind can ratchet up to 40 knots, so you can expect a real show here if the event coincides with a properly windy week. The conditions play right into the hands of some of the tour's most powerful riders such as Airton Cozzolino, Paulino Pereira and Gustavo Arrojo and the Big-Air comps are always something to behold!Conditions can be challenging though, and that underlines the skill of the riders when they're competing here. 

Water conditions

Fuerteventura is littered with some truly World Class wave spots but you'll find no surf in Sotavento. There's flat water on the inside and short chop a little further out which makes for perfect take-off ramps for the riders.

Competition history

This year will be the fourth time a GKA Kite World Cup is organized at Sotavento

Race Notice

Pre-Registration Dates

7th June - 5th July 2019

Pre-Registration

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