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#GKADistanceBattle update‼️
Working with the elements at a kite spot is never easy, add multiple locations worldwide to the equation and the difficulty rating will increase dramatically. Due to these factors and the wind gods testing our patience, the GKA Distance Battle has been bumped back one more week to give our athletes the fair chance they deserve to get the footage needed to enter the competition.
We can however announce the competition running program, the latest GKA Distance Battle teaser and heat elimination ladders for both the men’s and women’s strapless freestyle. The competition program goes as follows:
Strapless Freestyle:
Tuesday, 29.9.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals
Sunday, 4.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Finals

Twintip Freestyle:
Tuesday, 6.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals
Sunday, 11.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Finals
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The competition will be broadcasted online via the GKA Distance Battle event page: ⚡️
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GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria 2019

This will be the GKA’s first visit to Gran Canaria!

Situated on the east coast of Gran Canara, there are consistent wind and wave conditions at Playa de Vargas, one of Gran Canaria’s windiest kiting spots! In summertime we can expect 30 – 40 knots, which is why we’re looking forward to the first ‘open format’ freestyle event of the year – The GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria 2019.

The four kilometre long bay has a kiting playground that should provide excellent open format freestyle conditions, with varied peaks, waves and kickers of multiple sizes.

Ideal conditions are north and northeasterly Passat winds, but southeast wind works too, but can make the water more choppy.

The launch is on pebbles / stones at high tide when the shore break pushes in close, or becomes more mellow with a launch on sand at low tide.

Event Info



Contest dates

12 - 16 June 2019






Gran Canaria


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Competition history

This will be the GKA's first visit to Gran Canaria

Registered riders

Race Notice

Registration Dates

1st - 29th May 2019

Registration Form

Registration is closed. For questions please contact the Tour Manager Tom Hartmann at