The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has made travel arrangements and sporting events uncertain ground so far in 2020 but the GKA would like to congratulate kitesufers worldwide for their handling of the situation and everything that has been done collectively by kiters to help control the spread of the virus.
With travel restrictions easing, and countries around the world gently coming out of lockdown, people are once again returning to normal life, and sporting events are now being rescheduled on a global scale, that includes the GKA Kite World Tour. Things have not gone as planned for the start of the season but the GKA is very happy to announce that events missed in the last months have not been cancelled, they have been postponed until next year and a provisional event calendar for the fall of 2020 has been established and includes a new exciting destination!
The next planned event for this year will be the GKA Freestyle World Cup Tarifa at the beginning of October, followed closely by the GKA Kitesurf World Cup Dakhla at the end of October. The GKA plans to hold a third event at the start of November in Brazil for either freestyle or kitesurf discipline. The Freestyle World Champion will be crowned in Saudi Arabia, a new destination for the GKA Kite World Tour and an exciting end to the Freestyle season. Finally first Freestyle Hydrofoil World Cup event will be held in Fortaleza at the end of the year.
There you have the provisional calendar of events for this year, a slightly shorter than originally planned world tour, but the GKA is looking forward to bringing you the world’s top athletes in action once again.