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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Dakhla 2023

The Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour Kite-Surf riders will line up at one of the kitesurfing world’s most contestable wave riding venues at West Point in Morocco running from 22nd September – 01st October 2023.

A host country that has been ever-present on the world tour calendar for over 15 years.

 

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

22 September - 01 October 2023

Country

Morocco

Spot

Dakhla

Stars

4 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

Prevailing winds

A northeast wind averages 19 - 25 knots in winter, increasing to 30 knots in the summer months of July and August.

Water conditions

Famed as one of the world's hotspots for kitesurfing, there are good ground swells that hit this coast and wrap around the points (especially so here at Westpoint) which makes it perfect for a combo wave and strapless freestyle event with cross-onshore winds. The water temp sits around 19-24°C / 66 - 75°F all year. On the lagoons it's butter flat and and ideal for going big!

Competition history

Keahi de Aboitiz was undefeated at this spot for four years, between 2013 and 2016 in all competitions, before being unseated by the maestro, Mitu Monteiro in 2017, who re-enacted his victory here in 2007, when he became Wave World Champion. In 2018, Airton took his first ever GKA Dakhla event win. He won again in 2019. After a one year break he got his hat-trick of wins in 2021, but even by winning that event couldn't stop James Carew from earning enough points to be crowned GKA Kite-Surf World Champion there in Dakhla! Morocco has a habit of turning on the magic for competition. We can't wait to be back in late September..

Race Notice

Pre-Registration Dates

24th July - 28th August 2023

Pre-Registration

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