2 March 2020
The GKA Kite World Tour is in Cape Verde for the first event of the season. 30 men and a record 23 women registered for the event this morning at Ponta Preta, there are numerous new faces on the tour this year and we’re looking forward to introducing them to you in the coming days. Riders spent the afternoon warming up for tomorrow at Kite Beach, it looks likely that the event will be starting here, due to the conditions not being favorable at Ponta Preta. There was an autograph session at Po...
GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2020 | Registration and warm-up session
2 March 2020
Today we decided to run a Pure Wave format, with best two waves counting to final scores, after judges decided conditions were not suited to a mixed format. Fourteen-year-old Charlie Martin RE dominated his heats, the youngster from Reunion showed impressive skill, with powerful hacks in the small waves and advanced to round 5. Judges were looking for riders who could adapt to the conditions of the day, and those that could link their turns in the mushy waves were scoring high. The smaller wa...
GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2020 | Competition Day 1
3 March 2020
The second day of the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour got off to a smooth start this morning at Kite Beach. The wind was (slightly) more favorable than yesterday, with around 25 knots blowing cross onshore, the swell was coming in a little bigger too. We ran a Pure Wave format with 14 minute heats, and three minute breaks in between. Men were riding 7-9m2 kites and women were riding 6-9m2 kites. The sun came out, the crowds were dancing and the riders were excited to get on the water! Titik Lopes CV...
GKA Kite-Surf World Cup | Cape Verde 2020 | Competition Day 2
4 March 2020
Today we’ve had higher scores, mixed conditions and some surprising results! The wind was slightly stronger at Kite Beach, but it came with a side onshore wave, making riding conditions tricky for our competitors. The day got off to a great start with Titik Lopes CV setting the bar for high scores in the first heat of the day, with a complete score of 10.24. He will go on to face Pedro Matos BR, the rider with the highest overall score from Day 1 in the first heat of the next round. Pedro sco...