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Bel Ombre, Mauritius

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The island of Sal will play host to the GKA Kite World Tour which kicks-off with at the iconic African surf break of Ponta Preta, a spot which delivered a jaw-dropping barrel-fest of a competition in 2019! The event starts in less than a week, 29 February - 6 March.
The competition will be live-streamed on our Facebook, YouTube and website: gkakiteworldtour.com/live
So make sure you tune in!
🏄‍♂️: @franksay 📸: @ydwer
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Backside 315 by @nico_delmas 🚀
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The best #gkakitesurf wipeouts at Ponta Preta in 2019🔥 Only one week left till the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 🇨🇻! 🎥: @mintukass
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@carpentier.charlotte riding monsters at Ponta Preta 🌊Would you dare to kite in these waves? 2 weeks left till the first stop of the 2020 season! 🔥
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We know you’re thirsty for some freestyle action! ⚡️The first GKA Freestyle World Cup will take place at @mundialduvent in Leucate, France, from the 11th to 16th of April! Who is coming?! 🏄🏽‍♂️: @mikaili_sol #gkakiteworldtour #GKAFreestyle ...

We’re extremely excited to announce the start of the GKA Youth Kite World Tour! 👏
This is a chance for the hottest, up and coming young riders in the world to make their name in kitesurfing! Categories will be be girls / boys U14, U16, U19 and U21.
The first event is the GKA Youth Freestyle World Cup Saint-Peirre la-mer, in France. Some of the largest events in junior kitesurfing have been held at this location over the last decade and 2020 is set to be the biggest year yet, with an expected record number of international athletes participating.
More information and registration 👉🏽 link in our bio!
📸: @ydwer
#GKAYouthKiteWorldTour #gkakiteworldtour
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Mauritius 2019

Bel Ombre

One of the most picture-perfect kiting destinations on the planet. Mauritius has countless world class waves and this year the tour heads to Bel Ombre, home to yet another epic left-hander with a huge flat water lagoon for freestyle.

The first GKA Kite-Surf World Tour event in Mauritius happened in 2016. That first year, Airton’s unexpected loss to local rider Jeremy Chan left room for Matchu Lopes to make a push and win the event before stealing a tour win from under his friend’s nose at the next (and final) event in Dakhla.

In 2017, Airton was denied a clean sweep on the way to his GKA World Title as well when he was knocked out in the semi-finals by Sebastian Ribeiro before Keahi de Aboitiz went on to take the win.

The GKA Kite World Tour didn’t visit Mauritius in 2018, so it’s going to be epic when the tour hits Bel Ombre this year!

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

06 - 15th September 2019

Discipline

Kite-surf

Country

Mauritius

Spot

Bel Ombre

Stars

4 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

No

International TV Coverage

Yes

Wind forecast

Host/sponsor

Kite Globing and Heritage Hotels

Prevailing winds

Southeasterly trade winds hit Bel Ombre from the left with wind strengths from 15 to 25 knots. The trades have travelled over 4,000 miles by the time they reach the island, so they’re very constant and make for awesome cross and cross-off wave riding conditions on the reefs.

Water conditions

After crossing the 800m wide flat water lagoon on the inside, riders will be taking on steep left hand cross shore waves on the reef

Competition history

This is the first time that a World Championship event has taken place at Bel Ombre. In 2016 and 2017 the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour visited Le Morne, which is 20 minutes west.

Registered riders

Race Notice

Registration Dates

26th July - 23rd August 2019

Registration Form

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