Preliminary GKA 2022 Event Schedule
Preliminary GKA 2022 event schedule – everything you need to know
by Sensi Graves Jan 22 02:12 PST
2021 GKA Freestyle World Champions © Svetlana Romantsova
We are delighted to have some impressive events on the schedule in 2022. Despite ever-changing global challenges, the GKA celebrated an impressive 2021 season.
A huge thank you to our partners, athletes, our team and the members who support us: Crazyfly Kiteboarding, Safetrx, Ride Engine, Cruizze Kiteboarding, Slingshot, Manera, Ion, Airush, Cabrinha, Core Kiteboarding, Duotone, F-One, Flysurfer , Mystic, Naish, Nobile, North Kiteboarding, Ocean Rodeo, RRD, Shinn and Act Agency.
Preliminary schedule 2022
Our current preliminary schedule of events is as follows (this is subject to change, TBC marked events are yet to be confirmed):
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s what you need to know about the GKA Kite World Tour:
Q: How can runners register?
A: Riders can register directly through the GKA World Tour website on the dedicated event page. Registrations will open 2 months before an event and close three weeks before the event.
Q: Who can participate?
A: The choice of participants in the GKA World Cup events is based on the regulations of the respective discipline. A decent level of competitive kiting is required to be able to compete in a World Cup event. If you have never participated in a World Cup and would like to apply for a place in a GKA event, potential competitors can apply for generic entry through the video application page on the GKA website.
Once the runner has been accepted, he must complete the registration steps.
The registration fee per event is €125.
Q: What are the disciplines of the Kite World Tour?
A: The GKA will organize competitions in the Hydrofoil Freestyle, Freestyle, Kite-surfing and Big Air disciplines.
Q: What is the Big Air World Championship?
A: The Big Air GKA World Championship will run as a special World Sailing event and will therefore be Big Air’s only official world title in kitesurfing sports. The official Big Air World Champion will be crowned in the disciplines of twin-tip, strapless and hydrofoil. The 2022 Big Air World Championship is scheduled for June 20-July 6 in Tarifa, Spain
Q: Is there a maximum number of participants per World Cup?
A: The maximum number of competitors for a World Cup event in 2022 will be 28 riders per gender and per discipline.
The final notice of race with all the details will be published one month before the start of the event.
*Nothing is set in stone and we appreciate your flexibility as rules, formats and events need to be updated.