GKA RIDER OF THE YEAR 2016 COMPETITION LINE-UP
WAVE AND FREESTYLE
The continuing development of professional kitesurfing competition around the world provides an excellent platform for the best athletes in kitesurfing to drive the sport forward into the future.
Regardless of any other contests in the year, the GKA aims to support the delivery of the following list of established events in order to achieve a continuing high calibre of competition for kitesurfing's top professional riders, and to reward them after their efforts at the end of the season.
In upstanding support of the excellent long-running event organisers who have helped develop world class international kiteboarding competition over several seasons, the GKA have announced the following events to count towards the GKA Rider of the Year Award.
As members of the GKA, kitesurfing brands have voted to show support for these long-standing and dedicated event organisers, and will encourage their team riders to put a high emphasis on attending these select events, in their bid to become the GKA Rider of the Year.
GKA FREESTYLE GRAND SLAM SCHEDULE
RED BULL KING OF THE AIR, SOUTH AFRICA (Men only)
30th January - 14th February 2016
15th - 22nd April 2016
WIND VOYAGER TRIPLE-S INVITATIONAL, CAPE HATTERAS, USA
4th - 10th June 2016
MAITAI CABARETE FREESTYLE INVITATIONAL
12th - 17th July 2016
26th August - 4th September 2016
GKA WAVE AND STRAPLESS FREESTYLE GRAND SLAM SCHEDULE
TARIFA – STRAPLESS FREESTYLE (Men only)
29th June - 3rd July 2016
SOTAVENTO - STRAPLESS FREESTYLE (Men only)
1st - 6th August 2016
MAURITIUS – WAVE / STRAPLESS FREESTYLE
5th - 15th September 2016
DAKHLA - WAVE / STRAPLESS FREESTYLE
14th - 19th October 2016
*The GKA will award Grand Slam titles to Men in Freestyle (including results from the King of the Air), Wave and Strapless Freestyle. Women's Grand Slam titles will be awarded in Freestyle and Wave.
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