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Starting on June 21st, 2022, in Tarifa, Spain, the GKA will host the biggest kite event/competition and expo to date. Over 6 action-packed days, competitions will be run, gear will be revealed, clinics will be enjoyed and cervezas will be drunk!

Click the link in our bio to read 10 reasons why you should come to the GKA Kite Expo.

📸: @camuucardenas

#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #gkabigairworldchampionships #gkakiteexpo #gkatarifa #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #hydrofoilfreestyle #gkabigair #bigair #gkabigair2022 #tarifa
Do you want to join the GKA Kite World Tour?

This year we will be selecting wildcard competitors for each event (freestyle, kite-surf and hydrofoil freestyle disciplines) through a video entry competition, adjudicated by the GKA Kite World Tour judging team.

The best three wildcard applications will be selected for each event. 

Click the link in our bio to enter.

📸: @lukas_k_stiller 
#GKAKiteWorldTour #GKAKitesurf #GKAFreestyle #GKAHydrofoilFreestyle #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #hydrofoilfreestyle
GOT SOME MOVES? 🕺🏽💃🏽

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS BEFORE SUNDAY 24TH APRIL 2022❗️

This is a wide open category bringing together the absolute best of all kiteboarding disciplines – with tricks landed any time from 1st January 2021 – 24th April 2022. Once the window for video submissions closes on 24th April, a special committee led by GKA Kite World Tour judges and rider representatives will select a shortlist of 10 male and 10 female tricks that will go forward to the public & industry voting stage.

A rider from any kiteboarding discipline can enter and upload videos for the Move of the Year award:

– Twintip
– Strapless
– Hydrofoil

The public vote for this award will open 17th May and close 7th June 2022

Click the link in our bio to read more and submit your video 🎥

#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #hydrofoil #bigair
ENTER THE GKA AWARDS BEST MOVE OF THE YEAR CATEGORY BEFORE SUNDAY 24TH APRIL!

The first GKA Awards ceremony will run on the evening of Saturday 25th June in Tarifa as part of the GKA Big Air World Championships opening week! This year we’re running four awards categories – if you’d like to enter the Move of the Year category, we need your video submissions (shot anytime between 1st January 2021 – 24th April 2022) as soon as possible –  uploads close 23.59pm CET Sunday 24th April.

Submit your video - link in our bio!

📸: @lukas_k_stiller
#gkakiteworldtour #gkaawards #kiteboarding #kitesurfing
During the GKA Big Air World Championships in Tarifa holding period of 20th June - 06 July, and also as well as the huge Kite Expo also running 21st - 26th June, the first GKA Awards 2022 will take place on  Saturday night, 25th June in Tarifa town!

The sport of kiteboarding is home to a truly eclectic and vibrant mix of  athletes and individuals and this is the international awards night to  celebrate that. We will also produce an after-show highlights video for everyone to enjoy.

AWARDS CATEGORIES:
- BEST RIDER OF THE YEAR (Male and female awards)
- BEST MOVE OF THE YEAR (Male and female awards) SUBMISSIONS* OPEN NOW - LINK IN BIO!
(Twin-tip / strapless / hydrofoil tricks all included!)
- BEST SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO KITEBOARDING (Single award)
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (Single award)

Find more details on the news page on the www.gkakiteworldtour.com website 
and also find the video submission form for the Best Move of the Year award - both links in bio.

*The timeframe that these awards will consider for all categories is any achievements from 1st January 2021 through to Sunday 24th April 2022

*Deadline for Best Move submissions: Sunday 24th April 2022

#gkaawards #gkakiteworldtour #gkabigairworldchampionships 
#gkakiteexpo #gkatarifa #kitesurfing #kiteboarding #hydrofoilfreestyle #gkabigair

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

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

29th February - 6th March 2020

Discipline

Kite-surf

Country

Cape Verde

Spot

Sal

Stars

5 stars

Prizemoney

€30.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

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

Pre-Registration Dates

18th January - 15 February 2020

Pre-Registration

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

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