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Fuerteventura, Spain

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Enter the GKA Distance Battle– Aluula All-Time Big Air! 🔥
ANYONE can submit a video from ANY TIME!
Have a trick you filmed in 2011? Submit the clip. Have you been filming for King of the Air? Submit the clip. Disciplines: Twintip Big Air, Strapless Big Air and Hydrofoil Big Air.The top 10 best videos of all time per discipline will be presented during the GKA studio show. 
To submit your video 👉🏽 click the link in our bio! 
📸: @romantsovaphoto 🏄‍♂: @kiketroigtorres  #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKADistanceBattle #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites
@alina_shalin 💦
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Can you name the trick? 🚀
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@janek_grzegorzewski going all in with the short lines 🤯
Alright guys, have you submitted your video for the GKA Distance Battle – Aluula All-Time Big Air? If not, click the link in our bio to enter the game! 🔥 #GKADistanceBattle #gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding
Enter the GKA Distance Battle– Aluula All-Time Big Air! 🔥
The 2020 GKA Distance Battle was a huge success! We’re bringing it back in 2021 - and this time, we’re going for ALL-TIME by opening up the competition to amateurs and pros alike in a Big Air Distance Battle like no other!
The concept is simple: anyone can submit a video from ANY TIME. Have a trick you filmed in 2011? Submit the clip. Have you been filming for King of the Air? Submit the clip. Have a video you happened to catch of Jesse Richman on Maui back in the day? Submit the clip (just kidding, why would you submit Jesse’s clip, submit your own!).  
Video clips will be screened by our team of the GKA Kite World Tour judges and split into disciplines: Twintip Big Air, Strapless Big Air and Hydrofoil Big Air. Each submitted video will be analyzed and scored by the same criteria. The top 10 best videos of all time per discipline will be presented during the GKA studio show. 
We will be crowning THE BIG AIR CHAMPION OF ALL TIME! Don't miss your chance to enter. You have until May 20th to submit your clips. Winners will receive a portion of €5.000!!!
To submit your video 👉🏽 click the link in our bio! 
📸: @davide_bertoli_ #GKADistanceBattle #gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #gkafreestyle #gkabigair #aluulaalltimebigair #bigair #kitesurfing #kiteboarding @aluulacomposites @oceanrodeo

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