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Global Kitesports Association e.V.

Gärtnerstrasse 89

20253 Hamburg

Germany

You can reach the GKA office from 27.7. until 30.8.2017 only at the following telephone number: +49 (0)151 18728895

Email: info@global-kitesports.org

Web: www.global-kitesports.org

Mission Statement

The Global Kitesports Association 

(GKA) as representation of interests of the kite-sports industry supports and promotes the interests of all (professional) kite riders.


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Secretary General:

Dr. Jörgen Vogt

 

Board

Till Eberle (1st Chairman)

Robby Naish (2nd Chairman)

Clinton Filen (Treasurer)

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News

TARIFA STRAPLESS KITESURFing PRO 2016 RACE NOTICE

We are pleased to announce that the GKA Strapless Wave & Freestyle Tour will start in Spain at the Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2016 at the well-known beach of Valdevaqueros, from 2nd to 5th July 2016.

 

 

Airton Cozzolino 2015 event winner / PHOTO: Toby Bromwich

 

Top riders in this rapidly developing surfboard discipline will join the contest from all over the world. This incredible event in Tarifa will count towards the 'GKA Wave Rider of the Year' title that will be awarded at the end of the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam Tour 2016 season.

 

Find out more about the GKA Grand Slam events here:

 

www.global-kitesports.org

 

 

Tarifa is not only famous for consistent wind, but also for its unique kiting culture, vibe and nightlife. We have organised an amazing program, including parties and dinners for all riders and extended GKA special event team.

 

Packed crowds in Tarifa / PHOTO: Toby Bromwich

 

We've taken great care to ensure that all aspects of the event go-off with a bang, and we look forward to launching the event in style at the opening ceremony, which will be held at the Wet-Café, with the awards venue at the Chiringuito Tangana.

 

After the success of last year, the 2016 event carries a big expectation among the industry, riders and kiting fans. The Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2015 saw huge crowds pack the beach, cheering loudly for the incredible action on the water. This year looks set to further build on that success and be even bigger and better in 2016.

 

 

Keahi de Aboitiz 2015 runner up / PHOTO: Toby Bromwich

 

 

24 riders will compete in the main event. Those 24 riders are made up by:

  • The top 8 riders from last year´s event who qualify directly to the competition
  • 4 wildcards will be also be awarded to riders by local contest organisers
  • 12 riders will qualify via a trial competition on the 29th June

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

  • All Riders must send a confirmation email to: info@watersports-magazine.com
  • All Riders must pay an inscription fee of €75 by bank transfer. (We will provide details in a confirmation email.)
  • Accommodation for all 24 main event participants is arranged with Hotel La Codorniz for a total price of €125 per person for 5 nights (double-room half-board basis).

 

TRIALS COMPETITION WILL INCLUDE:

  • Competition day on 29th of June
  • Presentation of Tarifa Strapless Pro 2016 at WET Café.
  • Participation in the Best Trick / Big Jump competition on Sunday 3rd July (depending on wind conditions).
  • Competitors selected for the main event will have the option to stay in the competitors hotel under the same conditions.
  • €10.000 Prize money

 

Please make sure you respond by 10th of June 2016.

 

We look forward to seeing you soon in Tarifa!

 

Best regards, The GKA Grand Slam Events Team

Airton and Keahi 2015 top two  / PHOTO: Toby Bromwich

VIDEO: GKA GRAND SLAM WAVE AND STRAPLESS FREESTYLE TOUR

 

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