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@stefanspiessberger last year at the GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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@sebastianribeiroo going back to back with his team-mate @pedromatosg at Bel Ombre, Mauritius ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŽฅ: @mintukass  #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAkitesurf #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #kiteworld #BelOmbre #Mauritius
Today, we are all Mauritians! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ 
When you think of Mauritius, the first things that come to mind are the pristine beaches, crystal clear lagoons and world-class waves โ€“ and we all want it to stay that way! Even though the oil spill is limited to the south-eastern shore of the island, meaning world-renowned kite spots like Bel Ombre and Le Morne with their prestigious waves and lagoons remain untainted, Mauritius still needs your
help. Letโ€™s join hands in the fight for our beloved kite paradise Mauritius. Local organisations and the Mauritian people are working hand in hand with the authorities to remove the oil from the environment and return the underwater habitats and beautiful beaches of the bay of Mahebourg to their previous state.
Click the link in our bio to donate ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ
We are looking forward to returning to Mauritius, one of kitesurfingโ€™s favourite playgrounds, with the GKA Kite World Tour next season, and the people of Mauritius are looking forward to welcoming you for your next kite holiday soon! Please join us in making sure this nature paradise is preserved in all its glory for future generations!
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@nico_delmas ๐Ÿคฏ
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@camille_delannoy training at one of our favorite strong wind spots - Sotavento, Fuerteventura ๐Ÿ™Œ #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #sraplessfreestyle

GKA Kite-surf World Cup Cabo Verde 2019

Ten islands makes up the Cape Verdes two hours south of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main island of Sal will play host to the first event of the year once again in 2019!

Event Info



Contest dates

25th February - 3rd March 2019




Cape Verde




5 stars





International TV Coverage


Prevailing winds

Cape Verde offers kitesurfing conditions for all levels with average winds of force four to five every day.

Water conditions

Find side-onshore wind and small wind waves on the windward, east side of the island. At Santa Maria on the south coast you'll find flatter water for freestyle. In the southwestern corner of the bay there is a wave spot for experienced riders with offshore wind. However, the real deal for experts is the pure world-class wave spot - Ponta Preta - which offers a very fast wave that can get huge with cross-offshore winds. It's special!

Competition history

The GKA Kite-Surf World Tour visited Cape Verde for the first time in 2018 where the season kicked off!

Race Notice

Registration Dates

25th January - 15th February 2019

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