GKA Kiteboarding World Tour

THE GKA KITEBOARDING WORLD TOUR: (SCROLL DOWN FOR OVERALL RIDER RANKINGS)

THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION

In 2018 the GKA Kiteboarding World Tour staged a series of World Cup events that put the wow factor and spectators’ enjoyment at the heart of the action. Wild and dynamic performances took the best of all aspects of twin-tip freestyle kiteboarding and at the end of the season World Champions were crowned at an exciting high wind finale in Germany!

The essence of the tour is to find the most complete twin-tip rider out there, however the basis of each judging category primarily calls for as much height as possible. After that, the show comes down to each rider’s interpretation and how they want to display their vision for where an all-round show of explosive riding can go in the given conditions.

Watch the all-action promo below to get a full flavour!

 

THE CATEGORY BREAKDOWN:

Tricks are judged over three categories.

The categories:
Regular jumps (spins, grabs, board-offs – anything goes, as long as it’s high)
Kite loops
Handle-passes

Imagine Carlos Mario’s double handle-passes off big kickers in Cabarete mixed with Jesse Richman’s kite loop double half cabs. Picture the huge hang-time of Tom Hebert’s insanely high board-offs in front of thousands of people on the beach in Tarifa, up against the flow of Kevin Langeree’s massive inverted kite loop back rolls.

This tour brings together the world’s best riders to open all our eyes to what’s possible when inspiration from all corners of the twin-tip spectrum merge as one into Air Games.

Staged at some of the most iconic kiteboarding competition venues, classic kiteboarding conditions have ignited the imagination of people all over the world and at the same time inspired true kiteboarders, too:

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Find out more about the simple structure of professional kitesport competition here

GKA Kiteboarding Air Games World Tour 2018 - Men

Position Rider Mondial du Vent, Leucate, France Tarifa, Spain Cabarete Kite Festival Fehmarn, Germany Total Points
1 Carlos Mario No wind 2034 2100 2100 6234
2 Jesse Richman No wind 2100 2067 2067 6234
3 Maxime Chabloz No wind 2067 1836 1968 5871
4 Paul Serin No wind 1836 2001 1902 5739
5 Nicolas Delmas No wind 1968 1902 1836 5706
6 Valentin Rodriguez No wind 1968 1704 1836 5508
7 Valentin Garat No wind 1836 1836 1836 5508
8 Louka Pitot No wind 1572 1902 1935 5409
9 Set Teixeira No wind 1836 1572 1704 5112
10 Marius Hoppe No wind 1572 1836 1605 5013
11 Posito Martinez No wind 2001 2034 - 4035
12 Aaron Hadlow No wind 1836 - 2034 3870
13 Luis Alberto Cruz No wind - 1935 1836 3771
14 Lewis Crathern No wind 1572 - 2001 3573
15 Brayan Betance No wind - 1572 1704 3276
16 Edgar Ulrich No wind 1572 1704 - 3276
17 Joselito del Rosario No wind - 1572 1605 3177
18 Julien Krikken No wind 1572 - 1605 3177
19 Domantas Jusionis No wind 1044 - 1605 2649
20 Adeuri Corniel No wind - 1968 - 1968
21 Liam Whaley No wind 1968 - - 1968
21 David Tonijuan No wind 1968 - - 1968
23 Cohan Van Dijk No wind - - 1902 1902
24 Robinson Hilario No wind - 1836 - 1836
25 Alex Pastor No wind 1836 - - 1836
25 Reno Romeu No wind 1836 - - 1836
25 Jerrie Van de Kop No wind 1836 - - 1836
25 Joss de Pyffer No wind 1836 - - 1836
29 Xaver Kiebler No wind - - 1704 1704
30 Ariel Corniel No wind - 1704 - 1704
30 Nisael Gomez No wind - 1704 - 1704
32 Jan Burgdörfer No wind - - 1605 1605
32 Clemens Rohling No wind - - 1605 1605
32 Max Petrat No wind - - 1605 1605
35 Andri Ramirez No wind - 1572 - 1572
35 Juan Rodriguez No wind - 1572 - 1572
35 Rafelito Gonzales No wind - 1572 - 1572
35 Miguel Angel Rodrigues No wind - 1572 - 1572
35 Aron Roslee No wind - 1572 - 1572
40 Raiarii Fadier No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Lorenzo Calcano No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Tom Hebert No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Jerome Cloetens No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Maxi Gomez No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Karim Mahmoud No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Janek Grzegorzewski No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Phil Larcher No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Guillermo Alvarez No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Augustus Dudenas No wind 1572 - - 1572
40 Elvis Nunes No wind 1572 - - 1572
51 Esteban Hernandez No wind 1308 - - 1308
51 Piolin Velez No wind 1308 - - 1308
53 Antonin Rangin No wind 1044 - - 1044
53 Tamas Deak No wind 1044 - - 1044
53 Lasse Walker No wind 1044 - - 1044
53 Fer Ivanz No wind 1044 - - 1044
53 Carl Ferreira No wind 1044 - - 1044

GKA Kiteboarding Air Games World Tour 2018 - Women

Position Rider Mondial du Vent, Leucate, France Tarifa, Spain Cabarete Kite Festival Fehmarn, Germany Total Points
1 Mikaili Sol No wind 2100 2100 2100 6300
2 Hannah Whiteley No wind 2067 2067 2067 6201
3 Pippa Van Iersel No wind 2034 2034 2034 6102
4 Pauline Valesa No wind 1968 2001 2001 5970
5 Osaïa Reding Commaille No wind 1968 1968 1902 5838
6 Gina Bihn No wind 2001 1836 1935 5772
7 Maureen Castelle No wind 1968 1902 1836 5706
8 Vera Klabbers No wind 1836 - 1968 3804
9 Angely Bouillot No wind 1968 - - 1968
10 Rita Arnaus No wind - 1935 - 1935
11 No wind - - 1902 1902
12 Paula Hermann No wind - 1902 - 1902
13 Suami Cavallo No wind - 1836 - 1836
13 Madelyn Corniel No wind - 1836 - 1836
15 Modesta Morauskaite No wind - - 1836 1836
16 Bibiana Magani No wind 1836 - - 1836
16 Isabeau Galiart No wind 1836 - - 1836
18 Alexa Vargas No wind - 1737 - 1737