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At its core, the Global Kitesports Association’s main objective is to continually ensure that kitesurfing has safe practices through the development and implementation of equipment standards. Our goal is to maintain beach safety and access for kitesurfers around the world. As head of the GKA, Jorgen Vogt has been working tirelessly in the development of what may be some of the most important safety standards for kitesurfers to date–tracing stickers.
Tracing stickers have been developed in response to the countless complaints that the GKA receives regarding kitesurfers and rescue services. One of the biggest issues regarding kitesurfing beach and water access is in having a collaborative relationship with water safety and government rescue services. In recent years, the complaints received have come to a head and the GKA has taken action to maintain beneficial relationships with governing bodies. As a result, the GKA has worked with kitesurfing manufacturers to coordinate the roll out of the GKA Tracking Sticker. Kite brands have collectively decided to put a waterproof sticker on any new kite onto which the owner can write their contact details. The sticker can be easily removed from the kite in case the owner wants to sell the kite. Stickers shall also be available at dealer stores. Click the link in our bio to read the complete article.
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❗EVENT UPDATE❗
The first GKA Kite-Surf World Cup in 2021 was planned in Dakhla this May but due to ongoing travel restrictions the competition is now postponed to October 26 -30. Therefore, the first GKA Kite-Surf World Cup will be in Gran Canaria, July 17-21!
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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

Registration Dates

28th August- 25th September 2019

Registration Form

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