Sal, Cape Verde

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@nicolaabadjiev strong winds + strapless = 💙
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Double trouble 🙊 @capucine_delannoy #GKAKiteWorldTour #gkakitesurf
#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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Back mobe 9 by @maxime_chabloz 💥
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Only three days left till the #GKADistanceBattle! 🔥
The competition will be broadcasted online via the GKA Distance Battle event page: ⚡️
Will you be tuning in? Comment below 👇
🏄: @pedromatosg / 🎥: @mintukass #GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #straplessfreestyle #kitesurfing #kiteboarding

GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2020

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!

Event Info



Contest dates

29th February - 6th March 2020




Cape Verde




5 stars





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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

18th January - 15 February 2020

Registration Form

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

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