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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

Registration Dates

26th July - 23rd August 2019

Registration Form

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