The original home of the Tarifa Strapless Pro, now in its fifth year for 2018 this will be a huge combined event, with both the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle and GKA Kiteboarding World Tour competitions running at the same spot in Valdevaqueros! For the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 Tarifa is round four, whereas for the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour, it’s round two.

Formidably strong winds mix with a vibrant and energetic Andalucian crowd, all frothing at the next level tricks that are regularly stomped close in to shore. If it’s an electric ‘football stadium’ style atmosphere and huge levels of fun you’re after, come join us for this one!

 

Event Results - Men

Position Contestant Sponsors Points
1 Airton Cozzolino Duotone Kiteboarding , Ion 2100
2 Matchu Lopes Duotone Kiteboarding , Ion 2067
3 Mitu Monteiro F-One Kiteboarding 2034
4 Jan Marcos Riveras Duotone Kiteboarding 2001
5 Paulino Pereira Ozone Kites 1968
5 Camille Delannoy F-One Kiteboarding 1968
5 Ralph Boelen RRD Kiteboarding 1968
5 James Carew Duotone Kiteboarding 1968
6 Pedro Matos Duotone Kiteboarding 1836
6 Tony Cili RRD Kiteboarding 1836
6 Francesco Cappuzzo RRD Kiteboarding 1836
6 Reece Myerscough Ocean Rodeo 1836
6 Gustavo Arrojo Naish Kiteboarding 1836
6 Luis Brito Advance Kites 1836
6 David Marin F-One Kiteboarding 1836
6 Simon Joosten 1836
7 Keahi de Aboitiz Cabrinha 1572
7 Sebastian Ribeiro Duotone Kiteboarding 1572
7 Yaris Dell'Omo F-One Kiteboarding 1572
7 Elvis Nunes Peter Lynn 1572
7 Arsenio Dias RRD Kiteboarding 1572
7 Pedro Afonso Cabrinha 1572
7 Paulo Aurelio Duotone Kiteboarding 1572
7 Laurens Meyer Kittel 1572
7 Pablo Amores Airush Kiteboarding 1572
7 Rafael Da Souza 1572
7 Theo Demanez Cabrinha 1572
7 Glen Gritxi 1572
7 Javier Fernandez RRD Kiteboarding 1572
7 Jhon Palacios 1572
7 Carl Ferreira RRD Kiteboarding 1572
7 Pablo Garcia 1572
7 Anderson Reboucas 1572
8 Fonsy Delgado RRD Kiteboarding 1044

Event Results - Women

Position Contestant Sponsors Points
1 Carla Herrera Oria Ocean Rodeo 2100
2 Johanna Catharina Duotone Kiteboarding 2067
3 Charlotte Carpentier F-One Kiteboarding 2034
4 Bianca Kersten Duotone Kiteboarding 2001
5 Sasha Gabriel Airush Kiteboarding 1968
5 Isabeau Galiart Airush Kiteboarding 1968
Spot
Valdevaqueros
Location
Beach Bar Valdevaqueros Tarifa, Valdevaqueros, Spain
Wind forecast
Contest dates
26th June - 1st July 2018
Host/sponsor
Prevailing winds
The kitesurfing capital of Europe has grown in immense popularity after it became a popular windsurfing hub in the 1980s. Having retained its old world charm, it's the infamous Levante and Poniente winds that really entertain all the wind seekers. The Levante blown from the land, cross offshore from the left and can be strong, up to 40 knots and often blows for five days straight. The Poniente is the more mellow wind, cross onshore from the right. It's cooler and more frequent in summer and can blow between 15 - 25 knots for a two or three days in a row. This event has often seen both winds create intense competition conditions!
Water conditions
Although Tarifa can get good wave conditions in the winter months, in the summer, expect wind chop that provides superb ramps for the strapless freestylers to boost off. Landings can be tricky in the gustier, stronger Levante winds and choppy waters, but it's all part of the game in separating the best from the rest!
Competition history
This is the fourth year of the Tarifa Strapless Pro and you can expect a top turnout of both riders and fans!
Previous winners

Airton Cozzolino remains unbeaten!

Airton Cozzolino Tarifa winner