Please select your home edition
GJW Direct 2020

Two GKA events confirmed in Brazil

by Kate Chandler 20 Oct 19:41 BST
Brazil - Two events GKA confirmed © Svetlana Romantsova

Vibes are riding high after the success of the GKA Distance Battle last week, but that's not the only reason the athletes and team at the GKA Kite World Tour are smiling... we have been given the green light for competitions to resume!

The next events in the calendar are a Freestyle event, and a hugely anticipated Hydrofoil Freestyle event, held back to back in Brazil!

We're ecstatic to announce two events before the turn of the year, and the fact that one will be a Hydrofoil event adds some extra stoke to our news! The Hydrofoil Freestyle event is the first of it's kind to be hosted by the GKA. It will appeal to many pro riders and be popular amongst local Brazilian kitesurfers too, which will surely make it an exciting first for everybody involved.The GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle Grand Slam Fortaleza event will take place 10-14 November. Registration is now open, sign up for the first GKA Hydrofoil Freestyle event now. Registration closes November 3rd.

The second confirmed event will be the GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Isla do Guajiru, a spot famed for its freestyle conditions and consistent winds held 17-21 November. Athletes and the team are excited to be back in Ceara and we're certain the season will be ending with high vibes at this incredible location. Registration for the event is now open, and will close on November 6th.

As with all things in 2020, events may be subject to last minute changes or cancellation.

Find out more here.

Related Articles

GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam overall
We have our winners of the SuperKite Brasil 2020 In slightly lighter winds on this final day of the competition, the focus of the judges was on quality and attention to detail when it came to the execution of the tricks. Posted on 22 Nov
Great gift ideas for the Kitesurfer in your life
Some great products from Mystic at CoastWaterSports Some great products from Mystic at CoastWaterSports including their range of ponchos and changing robes. Posted on 21 Nov
GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam day 4
Freestyle finals day coming up Day 4 is completed here at the GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam in Ilha do Guajiru. No heats were run today, but we have winners nonetheless - winners in the waiting game for wind, that is. Posted on 21 Nov
GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam day 3
Highlights of men's rounds four and five With stronger, gustier wind and more chop on the lagoon than yesterday, conditions were definitely a challenge for the riders today, but that did not stop them from showing the most impressive moves and highest scores we've seen in the competition so far! Posted on 20 Nov
GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam day 2
Liam Whaley's riding solid and powerful as expected Athletes had a very early start today, as we have to schedule the competition according to the tides of the lagoon to ensure optimal riding conditions. Posted on 19 Nov
GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam day 1
What an epic location we have for the only Freestyle event of the year! Ilha do Guajiru delivers the goods for the first day of competition of the GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam 2020 with perfect wind and water conditions in the tidal lagoon in front of Hura Beach. Posted on 18 Nov
Kite foilers scoop UK Sport elite sport award
In recognition of their success over the past two years The British Sailing Team's kite foil racers have won a prestigious UK Sport award in recognition of their success over the past two years. Posted on 18 Nov
Superkite Fortaleza - Superfoil Isla do Guajiru
Counting down the days until next events in Brazil We will be in the metropolis that is Fortaleza for our first event. Fortaleza is mostly known as the business capital of the north, a vast city with a population of roughly 3 million people. Posted on 4 Nov
GKA Freestyle Distance Battle winners crowned
The world's first fully digital kitesurfing competition The world's first fully digital kitesurfing competition the GKA Distance Battle crowned it's Freestyle winners last night in nail bitingly close heats! Posted on 12 Oct
GKA Distance Battle Freestyle Semi Finals
Who will win the Freestyle title? In the men's final we have Maxime Chabloz and Adeuri Corniel, two powerful and skilled athletes, and in the women's Rita Arnaus and Mikaili Sol, two women who are pushing the boundaries and setting new limits in competitive freestyle riding. Posted on 11 Oct