The Tarifa Kite Pro was the original world class strapless freestyle competition in 2015 and since 2016 has played host to the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour. The riders return to Tarifa in this massive double event week that also stages the twin-tip Freestyle discipline. This page is however dedicated to the Kite-Surf discipline. If it’s an electric ‘football stadium’ style atmosphere and huge levels of fun you’re after, come join us for this one!
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Tarifa 2019
03 - 07th July 2019
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The kitesurfing capital of Europe has grown in immense popularity after it became a popular windsurfing hub in the 1980s. Having retained its old world charm, it's the infamous Levante and Poniente winds that really entertain all the wind seekers.The Levante blown from the land, cross offshore from the left and can be strong, up to 40 knots and often blows for five days straight.The Poniente is the more mellow wind, cross onshore from the right. It's cooler and more frequent in summer and can blow between 15 - 25 knots for a two or three days in a row.This event has often seen both winds create intense competition conditions!
Although Tarifa can get good wave conditions in the winter months, in the summer, expect wind chop that provides superb ramps for the strapless freestylers to boost off. Landings can be tricky in the gustier, stronger Levante winds and choppy waters, but it's all part of the game in separating the best from the rest!
This will be the sixth year of the Jeep Tarifa Pro and you can expect a top turnout of both riders and fans!
22nd May - 19th June 2019
Registration is closed. For questions please contact the Tour Manager Tom Hartmann at firstname.lastname@example.org