Tarifa, Spain

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@nicolaabadjiev strong winds + strapless = 💙
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#GKADistanceBattle update‼️
Working with the elements at a kite spot is never easy, add multiple locations worldwide to the equation and the difficulty rating will increase dramatically. Due to these factors and the wind gods testing our patience, the GKA Distance Battle has been bumped back one more week to give our athletes the fair chance they deserve to get the footage needed to enter the competition.
We can however announce the competition running program, the latest GKA Distance Battle teaser and heat elimination ladders for both the men’s and women’s strapless freestyle. The competition program goes as follows:
Strapless Freestyle:
Tuesday, 29.9.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s Quarterfinals
Thursday, 1.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals
Sunday, 4.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Finals

Twintip Freestyle:
Tuesday, 6.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s Quarterfinals
Thursday, 8.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals
Sunday, 11.10.2020, 20:00h CET: Men’s and Women’s Finals
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Only three days left till the #GKADistanceBattle! 🔥
The competition will be broadcasted online via the GKA Distance Battle event page: ⚡️
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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Tarifa 2019

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!

Event Info



Contest dates

03 - 07th July 2019








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International TV Coverage


Wind forecast


Prevailing winds

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!

Water 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!

Competition history

This will be the sixth year of the Jeep Tarifa Pro and you can expect a top turnout of both riders and fans!

Race Notice

Registration Dates

22nd May - 19th June 2019

Registration Form

Registration is closed. For questions please contact the Tour Manager Tom Hartmann at