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GKA Tarifa Day One – Freestyle registration, updates and links

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Words: Jim Gaunt / All photos: Ydwer van der Heide 

The first double event of the GKA Kite World Tour 2019 season began today at the Kite World Cup Tarifa, which will see both the Freestyle and Kite-Surf discipline riders compete throughout the week. Over 70 riders have registered, so it’s a massive week at one of kiteboarding’s most important hubs. 

The event livestream ran for an hour, setting the scene and you can find all the official updates HERE, including heat ladders, video, photos of the day and a live ticker with all the important bite size updates and more. 

Hot spot at Valdevaqueros

GKA Kite World Tour Tarifa
Here's a drone shot from a short while ago. Remember to come back and catch the livestream if we hit contestable conditions!

First order of business today (Tuesday) was registration for the Freestyle riders, from 9 – 11am local time, which saw the field of 31 men and 10 women confirm their participation. Click here to see the Freestyle event gallery, updated all week. 

With the first skipper’s meeting of the week completed at 13.00 noon and the rest of the day was scheduled for a potential start for the Freestyle discipline. Tomorrow the event focus switches to the Kite-Surf riders all day. 

So unfortunately no action on the water for day one, but check the live ticker on the event web page for event updates, heat ladders, livestream feed and more here

For a more personal insight, follow the GKA Freestyle Instagram stories today, and Kite-Surf tomorrow. 

Find the current rankings for the GKA Freestyle World Cup riders after two events here

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