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GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Riders Step-up on Day Two in Tarifa

GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa opening ceremony
Official opening ceremony for all riders - Freestyle and Kite-Surf disciplines last night outside Bibo Beach Club

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Words: Jim Gaunt / All photos: Ydwer van der Heide 

Welcome back to the second day of this first double discipline event of the 2019 GKA Kite World Tour season.

Today it was the turn of the Kite-Surf riders to register. Over 70 riders have signed up across both disciplines for the GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa this week, so there are a lot of heats to get through between now and Sunday!

There are two event pages for this double event, both featuring live tickers with information: Kite-Surf / Freestyle  
The riders in sequence for the first possible start later this afternoon are the Freestyle riders. 

Tarifa is the third stop of the 2019 season for the Kite-Surf  riders, who competed in epic waves at round one in Cape Verde back in February, and just last week at Sylt in Germany. 

Find the 2019 season rankings for both tours here

GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Tarifa riders
Peri Roberts and James Carew representing Australia at last night's opening ceremony

The Instagram stories from today will be updated on our @GKAkitesurf channel

Hashtags to follow for this event are: 
#GKATarifa #GKAfreestyle #GKAKitesurf #GKAkiteworldtour
#TarifaKitePro #BIBOwatersports #WetWatersports #OZUtarifa
@tarifakitepro @mvmt @ion_spain @andaluciajunta @diputaciondecadiz
@ayuntamientodetarifa

Yesterday the Freestyle riders registered and went on hold for a first possible start to round three of their 2019 season. Although the building afternoon thermals showed promise, they didn’t reach competition strength. Click here to visit the Freestyle event page to find links to the livestream video interviews, the competition heat ladders and more info. 

Freestyle Instagram stories @GKAFreestyle 

Freestyle Registration Set-up Day One

 

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