Report By: Holly Keenan   Photos by: Samuel Cardenas

Camille Losserand GKA Tarifa 2022

Crew and riders were feeling pessimistic for the second day of the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships as the Levante wind was looking very light on the forecast.

Nevertheless, local knowledge suggested that a 15-knot Levante forecast could easily develop into a 30-knot Levante on the day. So we took our chances and kept the green light up for the competition!

To our surprise the wind started to build around 11 am and riders and crew prepared themselves for a day of competition ahead. 

Skippers meeting commenced at midday where race directors and judges briefed riders on the plan for the day. As this event is a big air event, crew and riders agreed to only run the competition if we had optimal big air conditions, which is roughly around (25 to 35 knots).

The heat durations are 7 minutes with 3 minute duration in between. To avoid confusion for the judges riders should adopt a converabelt system where they jump one after another. 

 

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skippers meeting GKA Tarifa

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Camille Delannoy GKA Tarifa 2022

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