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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the official name of the tour?

The official name of the tour is GKA Kite World Tour. Within the tour, competitions are held in two disciplines: Freestyle/Big Air (on a twintip board) and Wave/Strapless Freestyle (on a surfboard). Click here for more info!

What’s the official title of the winners of the world tour?

The tour winners will be have the official title GKA Freestyle World Champion und GKA Kite-Surf World Champion.

How many World Cups per discipline can we expect per year?

There will be no more than eight events per discipline per year. Want to know which World Cups are scheduled for this year? Click here to go to the Event Calendar.

What are the differences between the World Cups on the GKA Kite World Tour?

The GKA has implemented categories to make the organisation of the World Cup events more transparent and comprehensible.

5 STAR World Cups include: (1) Livestream, (2) International TV coverage, (3) €30.000,- prize money.

4 STAR World Cups include 2 out of the 3 requirements of a 5 STAR World Cup.

3 STAR World Cups include 1 out of the 3 requirements of a 5 Star World Cup.

What are the requirements to compete in a GKA World Cup event?

Choosing participants for the GKA World Cup events is based on the rulebook for the respective discipline. A decent competitive kiting level is required to be able to enter a World Cup event. If you have never participated in a World Cup and would like to apply for a spot in a GKA event, the Sport Commission has the right to request a video showcasing the level of the rider in order to be granted entry to the event.

Once the rider is accepted they will need to complete the registration steps.
Registration fee per event is €120,00 when money is transferred or €160,- if paid in cash.

Where can I sign up for a GKA World Cup?

You can find the link to the registration form on the page of the event you want to sign up for. Click here to go the event overview.

Or you can contact the GKA Tour Manager Tom Hartmann: tom@global-kitesports.org

Do I need insurance to compete in a World Cup event?

Yes, you need health insurance with international coverage.

Is there a maximum number of participants per World Cup?

Yes, there is a maximum number of competitors. For the Freestyle events, it is a maximum of 40 male and 16 female competitors. For Kite-Surf events, it depends on the World Cup location. The final decision will always be published in the Race Notice four weeks prior to the event.

When can I expect the Race Notice for an event to be published?

The Race Notice is always published four weeks prior to the World Cup. You can download the Race Notice from the event page of the event you’ve signed up for. Click here to go to the events overview.

If you have any more questions about the GKA Kite World Tour please use our contact form to send an e-mail!