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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.
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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 
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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!
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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 Mauritius 2019

Bel Ombre

One of the most picture-perfect kiting destinations on the planet. Mauritius has countless world class waves and this year the tour heads to Bel Ombre, home to yet another epic left-hander with a huge flat water lagoon for freestyle.

The GKA has never held a freestyle event on Mauritius, but the first GKA Kite-Surf World Tour event in Mauritius happened in 2016. That first year, Airton’s unexpected loss to local rider Jeremy Chan left room for Matchu Lopes to make a push and win the event before stealing a tour win from under his friend’s nose at the next (and final) event in Dakhla.

In 2017, Airton was denied a clean sweep on the way to his GKA World Title as well when he was knocked out in the semi-finals by Sebastian Ribeiro before Keahi de Aboitiz went on to take the win.

The GKA Kite World Tour didn’t visit Mauritius in 2018, so it’s going to be epic when the tour hits Bel Ombre this year!

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

06 - 15th September 2019

Discipline

Freestyle

Country

Mauritius

Spot

Bel Ombre

Stars

4 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

No

International TV Coverage

Yes

Host/sponsor

Kite Globing and Heritage Hotels

Prevailing winds

Southeasterly trade winds hit Bel Ombre from the left with wind strengths from 15 to 25 knots. The trades have travelled over 4,000 miles by the time they reach the island, so they’re very constant and make for awesome cross and cross-off wave riding conditions on the reefs.

Water conditions

Flatwater lagoon close to the beach, wind sideshore from the left.

Competition history

First time that a GKA Freestyle World Cup will be hosted in Mauritius, last years has been only Kite-Surf competition!

Registered riders

Race Notice

Pre-Registration Dates

26th July - 23rd August 2019

Pre-Registration

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