Show the World the Good Environmental Intentions of Kitesurfers!
Monday 27th March, 2017
The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) is formed by kitesurfing’s leading brands to represent the interests of the kite-sports industry to support and promote the interests of all kite riders. You will hear a lot about the work they’ve done to smooth out the pathway for professional riders in the sport in terms unifying the world tours, but a huge part of their work is focused on the safe future pathways for the industry and sport as a whole.
A large part of that comes down to environmental education of governments and councils as to the nature of kitesurfing and its participants.
Some members of the German government are currently trying to enforce bans for kitesurfing on many of their beaches, through an incorrect understanding of the dangers that kitesurfers present to the environment, most notably – birds.