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Check out the highlights of the Best Trick Competition on the last day of the GKA Freestyle World Cup in Fuerteventura.

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BEST TRICK COMPETITION

TWINTIP MEN
1: Arthur Guillebert (FRA)
2: Lewis Crathern (GBR)
3: Nelson Gomez (COL)

TWINTIP WOMEN
1: Pippa van Iersel (NLD)
2: Alexandra Torres (ESP)

STRAPLESS FREESTYLE MEN
1: Kiko Roig Torres (ESP)
2: Pedro Matos (BRA)
3: Anderson Reboucas (DEU)

Day 4 was the big air day in Fuerteventura! Watch the highlights of the GKA Fuerteventura Big Air Invitational.

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GKA FUERTEVENTURA BIG AIR INVITATIONAL WINNERS

TEAM A
Joselito Del Rosario (DOM)
Kiko Roig Torres (ESP)
Oswald Smith (RSA)
Reece Myerscough (CAN)

Adeuri Corniel claimed his first World Tour in Fuerteventura! Watch the highlights of the Men’s freestyle finals.

MEN’S FINAL RESULTS
1: Adeuri Corniel (DOM)
2: Maxime Chabloz (CHE)
3: Gianmaria Coccoluto (ITA)
4: Carlos Mario (BRA)

Watch the highlights of Day Two, with the Finals of the Women’s freestyle competition.

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Women’s Final Results
1: Paula Novotna (CZE)
2: Pippa van Iersel (NLD)
3: Mikaili Sol (BRA)
4: Bruna Kajiya (BRA)

Day One was full of action in Fuerteventura! Watch the highlights from Rounds 1, 2 and 3 for the Men’s Freestyle Division.

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SINGLE ELIMINATION SEMI-FINALISTS

SEMIS 1
Valentin Rodriguez
Nico Delmas
Adeuri Corniel
Maxime Chabloz

SEMIS 2
Gianmaria Coccoluto
Louka Pitot
Liam Whaley
Carlos Mario

Today was the Registration Day in Sotavento, Fuerteventura.

GKA Report:

Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

The GKA Kite World Tour is in Sotavento, Fuerteventura, this week for the fourth GKA Freestyle World Cup stop of the season.

22 men and 12 women registered for the event this morning at the Rene Egli Watersports centre, and there’s a host of riders in the ranks who are out to unseat current tour leaders Carlos Mario and Mikaili Sol when the main event begins.

In the men’s division, Carlos remains unbeaten this season but challenging conditions at the last two freestyle events haven’t enabled the men’s division to complete a final, so he retains the lead by default.

That means Maxime Chabloz, who came painfully close to beating Carlos in the only completed final of the season at Leucate in round one, is just 33 points behind and well within striking distance. Highly on form Italian charger Gianmara Coccoluto looks odds-on for an event win this season and isn’t far away in third, and there’s a tight points margin between him and Liam Whaley in fourth too.

Any one of these riders could make like hard for Mario here in Fuerte!

In the women’s division, Mikaili has a bigger lead on points having been in two finals this season (one of which she won at the GKA Gran Canaria) but fellow Brazilian Bruna Kajiya and Pippa van Iersel from the Netherlands are on her tail.

Mikaili may look hard to beat, but she hasn’t had her customary clean sweep of victories so far this year so her first place position is by no means unassailable.

So, that means we’re in for a potentially pivotal week here at Playa de Sotavento, with two big double events still to come in Mauritius and Dakhla, plus Brazil still potentially in the calendar at the end of the season.

There’s a plentiful supply of Calima trade winds on the forecast and the main event’s set to start tomorrow at 10:30 GMT.

The event will STREAMED LIVE from round three onwards, so keep an eye on the official event page for that. You’ll also be able to find daily videos and behind-the-scenes imagery there.

You can also follow the action on social media!

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com

Stay tuned for all the action at Sotavento! The GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura 2019 is coming, from 19 – 24th July.

The GKA Kite World Cup 2019 is now in Tarifa. Check out the highlights of Day 1.

Watch the highlights of the final day in Sylt, with a super session and the awards ceremony.

Next up – the GKA Kite World Cup Tarifa which starts on the 2nd of July!

On the final day at the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt 2019, there was a strapless freestyle Super Session. Check the report.

GKA Report

Sunday 30th June
Report: Matt Pearce / All photos: Svetlana Romantsova

It’s the final day of the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Sylt and the wind has returned with steady cross-on conditions from the left.

That means it’s time for a strapless freestyle Super Session! The riders will compete to see who can throw the absolute best trick for the crowds with €1000 up for grabs.

Riders will be competing in two twenty minute heats with a final heat to follow. Men and women will ride together in the heats, with the top three men and top two women progressing.

Check back here for heat-by-heat reports and follow the action on GKA social channels.
First Possible Start – 12:45

Heat 1

Airton was absolutely on fire in this heat. He stuck a backside 3, then another, and then finished off with a 313 to win the heat comfortably and he went through to the final alongside Duotone teammates Kiko Roig Torres and Pedro Matos.

Capucine Delannoy ses herself apart once again as one of the best strapless freestyle riders in her division and Charlotte Carpentier also went through.

Heat 2

The handlepass heat! Mitu and Paulino both stomped clean BS3s to match Airton’s unhooked antics from the previous while Simon Joosten impressed with a high tempo of tricks. His frontside shuvit 3 was particularly steezy and he progressed through to the finals alongside Mitu and Paulino.

Carla Herrera Oria was the standout female rider with a backroll to revert and a backroll rodeo and she also progressed through to the final heat alongside Susanne Schwarztrauber.

Finals

Airton went all in once again in this heat with yet another FS3 and BS3 so he has the edge on technical skill but he’s not the only rider killing it.

Simon Joosten nails a backroll shuvit which isn’t something we’ve seen done many times on this tour and Paulino is no longer going for handlepasses but he’s putting in stronger performances with a front roll tic tac and a double backroll tic tac which scores well.

Mitu posts some decent scores, but a line tangle with Paulino takes up precious time.

In the women’s division, Carla is the clear leader with a backroll rodeo and it looks like Charlotte will probably have secured second with an air to blind and a board-off. She also came very close on a 360 shuvit, making the landing but crashing straight after so that won’t count towards her score unfortunately.

RESULTS

Women
1: Carla Herrera Oria
2: Charlotte Carpentier
3: Susanne Schwarztrauber

Men
1: Airton Cozzolino
2: Simon Joosten
3: Paulino Pereira

Source: gkakiteworldtour.com