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@pippavaniersel stole the show at our first Big Air event of the season. Read our in depth interview with her via the link in bio 🔥

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Greece seems to be the place to be right now 🔥 @brunakajiya 

🎥 : @elenh_papadea

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Have you signed up for the GKA ProAM Challenge yet? If not, it’s easy! Head to 👉🏼https://www.gkaproam.com/register to sign up today!

Far more than just a fun-race, this event will combine equipment testing and kite community events. Join the GKA ProAm Challenge! 

Follow @gkaproam for all of the updates!

Save the dates! 👉🏼 📆 29 August to 1 September in Dunkerque, France.

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We would like to welcome our latest GKA member - @vdws_international 🙌🏼

The VDWS (Association of German Watersports Schools) is an international watersports training
organization headquartered in Germany. VDWS began kitesurfing instructor courses in 2001, adding to its growing line-up of wind-based watersports. It now has 540 member watersports centres in 30 countries. 

VDWS has a long watersports pedigree, founded in 1974 to train windsurfing instructors and establish standards for schools and training worldwide. 

The GKA welcomes you!

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Tarifa Big Air sends with @pippavaniersel 🫠
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🎥 @kinas_media @colin_colin_carroll

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It’s almost time to crown our Big Air champions 👑
The Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Kite World Championships Gran Canaria 2024 are just around the corner… Who will be our new 🤴🏽and 👸 of Big Air? 

📆 9-13 July 2024
📍Gran Canaria
📺 www.gkakiteworldtour.com/live

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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