Report: Gemma Hamaini / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova
The GKA Kite-Surf World Cup returns to Dakhla, one of the most spectacular locations of the GKA Kite World Tour.
Dakhla, Morocco welcomed back the World Tour athletes for the 11th edition of the Prince Moulay El Hassan Kite-Surf World Cup at the world-renowned spot of Foum Labouir. This location is known for epic waves and consistent wind, making it the ideal place for the final kite-surf event of this year.
The pressure is high after our last event in Denmark where no result was achieved due to the lack of wind, so it all comes down to this week here in the Moroccan desert. The top contenders will leave nothing to chance, with the World Titles hanging closer than ever.
There are various scenarios that could make or break a World Champion at this final event. If Australian leader James Carew makes it into the Quarter Finals, he will officially be crowned as World Champion here in Dakhla. However, if he gets knocked out, the door is left open for Matchu Lopes, Pedro Matos and Airton Cozzolino, who are not going to give up without a fight.
For the women, Peri Roberts is ready to stand her ground, and will also be crowned World Champion if she reaches the Semi-Finals. In the case that Roberts gets knocked out, Charlotte Carpentier and Johanna Catherina Edin both stand a chance if they reach the finals and win this event.