Sal, Cape Verde

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Far away from civilization, there is a place with endless waves. Can you guess this place?
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πŸ“Έ: @ydwer
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Respect, both on and off the water πŸ™Œ
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The countdown is on! #6weeksleft
The first stop of the 2020 season will be at Punta Preta in Cape Verde from 29 February to 6 March. Who is coming to this iconic location to watch the competition and support riders? πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ„β€β™‚οΈ
πŸ“Έ: @ydwer
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It's Friday people! Who is riding this weekend?! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Rider: @claudialeonkitesurf
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Re-living this epic moment! @valentin_.rodriguez claims his first crown! #gkafreestyle #gkakiteworldtour

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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




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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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