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Get ready for the next GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Dakhla, Morocco taking place from the 27th to 31st of October! This event will have a LIVE STREAM so mark your calendars and get ready to see some epic wave and strapless freestyle action! 🏄🏽‍♂️

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Rider: @matchu_lopes
Nationality: Spanish
Height: 189cm
Weight: 80kg
Home spot: Cape Verde and Gran Canaria
Favorite spot: Bangladesh
Favorite set up: DUOTONE 9m Neo D/LAB and 5’7 Wam D/LAB

Watch the full tech talk with Matchu on the live show link in our bio!

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Rider: @fracapp333
Nationality: Italian
Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Home spot: Windresort, Puzziteddu, Italy
Favorite spot: Mauritius
Favorite set up: @rrd_international 8m Religion Y27 and Maquina Y27 5’7

Watch the full tech talk with Francesco on the live show: link in our bio!

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We would like to thank our sponsors and partners who made the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in Hvide Sande, Denmark happen! They trusted us, they supported us, they believed in us! Special thanks to the media, press, and of course the organisers for hosting us at the @waterzdk water sports festival! Until the next time Denmark!
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Rider: @karolinawinkowska
Nationality: Polish
Height : 168cm
Weight: 60kg
Home spot: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Favorite spot: Flat Rock NSW, Australia
Favorite set up: @slingshotkite 9m RPX and 5’O SCI-FLY

Watch the full tech talk with Karolina on the live show: check the link in our bio!

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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Morocco 2019

Event Info

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

09 - 13th October 2019

Discipline

Kite-surf

Country

Morocco

Spot

Dakhla

Stars

5 stars

Prizemoney

€25.000,-

Livestream

Yes

International TV Coverage

Yes

Host/sponsor

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 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 and in 2019 the KSWT will return alongside the GKA Air Games for the first time!

Race Notice

Pre-Registration Dates

28th August- 25th September 2019

Pre-Registration

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