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Martin Lark

How to Catch the Upcoming GKA World Cup Events!

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Hamburg, Germany, 20th February 2019


Hold tight for the first major events newsletter of what is a packed 2019 season for the GKA Kite World Tour! Leucate, Dakhla and Sal news all slotted in here...





20 - 25TH APRIL



Photo: Svetlana Romantsova


The Freestyle discipline of the GKA Kite World Tour will kick off in France at the annual Mondial du Vent. The event has regularly delivered conditions every year in its 20 year-long history... apart from last year for the first time! With that unlucky event out of the way, we're surely set for return to business and a great start to the new Freestyle season!


The GKA Freestyle World Cup Leucate event is a 4 star event and will feature livestream coverage. Find more details on the GKA World Cup events in the FAQ section on our new website here.


See the full GKA Kite World Tour event calendar here.






A reminder that of course we're kicking everything off this month with the first World Cup event of the Kite-Surf World Tour at the awesome wave of Punta Preta, Cape Verde, from 25th February - 3rd March.


There will be a LIVESTREAM for this full 5 star event - head to the website for all the details!


Stay tuned to our web / insta / FB for lots more info!







The first pan-African professional kiteboarding competition:


Marking the very first professional pan-African competition ever staged in kiteboarding.


Riders who compete in the African Kiteboarding Championships are not only battling it out to be the 2019 African Champion, but the top four male and the top four female riders will automatically qualify to compete in the GKA Freestyle World Cup event in Dakhla.


CALLING ALL RIDERS: the African Kiteboarding Championships event is open to freestyle riders from all African nations: female and male, fourteen years of age and older. Participants must be citizens of an African nation. 


For more information on how to inscribe for this event, please contact jo@global-kitesports.org




The GKA Kite World Tour features two disciplines:

Kite-Surf (Wave & Strapless Freestyle)
Freestyle (Twin-Tip Freestyle)


At the end of the season, after riders have competed at the GKA World Cup events around the world, the GKA will crown male and female World Champions, who will be the:


GKA Kite-Surf World Champion

GKA Freestyle World Champion


Find more information at: www.gkakiteworldtour.com








We have just launched two new websites which will make it far easier for anyone to find all the particular information they're looking for, via one website for 'Association' matters and one for the GKA Kite World Tour - which is the most comprehensive kiteboarding competition site ever built!




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