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 will stage a series of World Cup events that will put the wow factor and spectators’ enjoyment at the heart of the action. Wild and dynamic performances will take the best of all aspects of twin-tip freestyle kiteboarding and at the end of the season World Champions will be crowned: let the Air Games begin!

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 will come 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 will be 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.

One male and one female rider will prevail and this tour will bring 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, expect classic kiteboarding conditions that will ignite the imagination of people all over the world and at the same time inspire true kiteboarders, too:

Click here for event details.

More events: TBC

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

GKA Kiteboarding World Tour CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS - Men

Riders Cabarete Kite Festival: 9 – 15 July Tarifa, Spain: 27th June – 1st July Total points
Jesse Richman 2067 2100 4167
Carlos Mario 2100 2034 4134
Posito Martinez 2034 2001 4035
Nicolas Delmas 1969 1968 3937
Maxime Chabloz 1836 2067 3903
Paul Serin 2001 1836 3837
Valentin Garat 1836 1836 3672
Valentin Rodriguez 1704 1968 3672
Louka Pitot 1902 1572 3474
Marius Hoppe 1836 1572 3408
Set Teixeira 1572 1836 3408
Edgar Ulrich 1704 1572 3276
Adeuri Corniel 1968 - 1968
David Tonijuan - 1968 1968
Liam Whaley - 1968 1968
Luis Alberto Cruz 1902 - 1902
Aaron Hadlow - 1836 1836
Alex Pastor - 1836 1836
Jerrie Van de Kop - 1836 1836
Joss de Pyffer - 1836 1836
Reno Romeu - 1836 1836
Robinson Hilario 1836 - 1836
Ariel Corniel 1704 - 1704
Nisael Gomez 1704 - 1704
Andri Ramirez 1572 - 1572
Aron Roslee 1572 - 1572
Augustus Dudenas - 1572 1572
Brayan Betance 1572 - 1572
Elvis Nunes - 1572 1572
Guillermo Alvarez - 1572 1572
Janek Grzegorzewski - 1572 1572
Jerome Cloetens - 1572 1572
Joselito del Rosario 1572 - 1572
Juan Rodriguez 1572 - 1572
Julien Krikken - 1572 1572
Karim Mahmoud - 1572 1572
Lewis Crathern - 1572 1572
Lorenzo Calcano - 1572 1572
Maxi Gomez - 1572 1572
Miguel Angel Rodrigues 1572 - 1572
Phil Larcher - 1572 1572
Rafelito Gonzales 1572 - 1572
Raiarii Fadier - 1572 1572
Tom Hebert - 1572 1572
Esteban Hernandez 1308 - 1308
Piolin Velez 1308 - 1308
Antonin Rangin - 1044 1044
Carl Ferreira - 1044 1044
Domantas Jusionis - 1044 1044
Fer Ivanz - 1044 1044
Lasse Walker - 1044 1044
Tamas Deak - 1044 1044
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GKA Kiteboarding World Tour CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS - Women

Riders Cabarete Kite Festival: 9 – 15 July Tarifa, Spain: 27th June – 1st July Total points
Mikaili Sol 2100 2100 4200
Hannah Whiteley 2067 2067 4134
Pippa Van Iersel 2034 2034 4068
Pauline Valesa 2001 1968 3969
Osaïa Reding Commaille 1968 1968 3936
Maureen Castelle 1902 1968 3870
Gina Bihn 1836 2001 3837
Angely Bouillot - 1968 1968
Rita Arnaus 1935 - 1935
Paula Hermann 1902 - 1902
Bibiana Magani - 1836 1836
Isabeau Galiart - 1836 1836
Madelyn Corniel 1836 - 1836
Suami Cavallo 1836 - 1836
Vera Klabbers - 1836 1836
Alexa Vargas 1704 - 1704
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