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Congratulations to our new Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Strapless World Champion @capucine_delannoy
@camille_losserand in 2nd
@mikaili_sol in 3rd

Attention now shifts to the male strapless riders who will be competing tomorrow together with the Women Twin-tip riders. 

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The action continued right until the sun went down, with the levante wind blowing strong. We saw amazing riding from athletes, showing the crowds just how impressive this discipline is.

@Andrea_principi04 took the win and is our new Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Twin-tip World Champion!
@liamwhaley 2nd 
@gielvlugt 3rd

Tomorrow we will be back to continue with the Women’s twin-tip and Men’s strapless disciplines.

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@capucine_delannoy is our new Qatar Airways GKA Big Air Strapless Women’s World Champion 🔥 Congratulations 🔥 
What an amazing performance from one of the youngest riders on tour 🙌🏼

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@porsche_iberica
@samsungespana
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@andaluciajunta
@universo_tarifa _tarifa
@turismoand

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Tarifa, Spain: 27th June – 1st July

The original home of the Tarifa Strapless Pro, now in its fifth year for 2018 this will be a huge combined event, with both the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle and GKA Kiteboarding World Tour competitions running at the same spot in Valdevaqueros! For the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 Tarifa is round four, whereas for the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour, it’s round two.

Formidably strong winds mix with a vibrant and energetic Andalucian crowd, all frothing at the next level tricks that are regularly stomped close in to shore. 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

Confirmed

Yes

Contest dates

27th June - 1st July 2018

Discipline

Big-air

Country

Spain

Spot

Tarifa

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 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 is the first time the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour 'Air Games' have landed in Tarifa. In the previous three years that the Tarifa Pro has staged the strapless event, Airton Cozzolino has won three from three!

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