25 November 2022
The first day of the last World Cup of the season was opened by the men in the discipline of kite-surf, where the two best waves ridden and the best freestyle trick of each rider are scored. The strong and partly gusty wind meant that especially the Brazilian local riders were able to show their skills under these conditions and thus put the leading riders of the World Tour under pressure. In the end it was Pedro Matos (BRA) and Matchu Lopes (ESP) who won their heats with their elegant style...
GKA Kite-Surf & Hydrofoil Wold Cup Taiba, BRA, 2022 - Highlights of Day 1
2 February 2023
As was forecast, conditions continued to deliver the lighter southerly winds on day two of the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup, though a positive start was made to the competition and the line-up for the women’s final is complete. The riding fleet is very compact at this event with just 16 men and eight women. The level amongst the competitors is incredibly high, but with this reduced fleet the men started directly at the quarter final stage, with four heats of four riders. There wou...
Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup, Fuwairit, QAT, 2023 - Highlights of Day 2
3 February 2023
The opening day of the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort in Qatar saw bright blue skies and warm southerly winds at the event site all day.
In the end the wind didn’t become suitable to make a start to the competition at this opening event of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour season, especially as there are stronger northerly winds forecast later in the week.
Competitors took advantage of the available conditions to hit the lagoon at this amazing new...
Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup, Fuwairit, QAT, 2023 - Highlights of Day 1 (Training-Day)