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GKA Big Air World Championships 2022

We are excited to announce the full rider list for the GKA Big Air World Championships across three disciplines of Twin-tip, Strapless and Hydrofoil.

  • The GKA Big Air World Championships runs at Balneario, Tarifa, Spain with an event wind window from 20th June – 06th July.

  • The first week of the event will ALSO see the GKA Kite Expo take place at Valdevaqueros Beach, from 21 – 26th June – find out more about that here!

All these riders are hoping to become the first official GKA Big Air World Champions! 

Qualification into the event was done through four ways: either through their GKA ranking at the end of the 2021 season, via video application, through the recent Full Power Tarifa qualifier event, or as a wildcard special invite from the GKA. 

Look out for three special riders who have qualified to compete in TWO disciplines: Milaili Sol, Lorenzo Casati and Jamie Overbeek) 

 

MEN’S TWIN-TIP:

Arthur Guillebert (FRA) 
Jeremy Burlando (ESP)
Carlos Mario (BRA)
Posito Martinez (DOM)
Jesse Richman (USA) 
Liam Whaley (ESP)
Giel Vlugt (NED)
Marc Jacobs (NZL)
Kevin Langeree (NED)
Nick Jacobsen (DEN)
Aaron Hadlow (GBR)
Cohan van Dijk (NED)
Andrea Principi (ITA)
Lorenzo Casati (ITA)
Luca Ceruti (RSA) 
Jason van der Spuy (RSA)
Evan Klijn (NED)
Jamie Overbeek (NED)
Clement Huot (FRA)
Edgar Ulrich (FRA) 
Stig Hoefnagel (NED) 
Stijn Mul (NED) 
Simon Bruhn (GER)
Michiel Schipper (NED) 

WOMEN’S TWIN-TIP:

Mikaili Sol (BRA)
Nathalie Lambrecht (SWE)
Bruna Kajiya (BRA)
Claudia Leon (ESP)
Angely Bouillot (FRA) 
Hannah Whiteley (GBR) 
Alice Ruggiu (ITA)
Johanna Disdier (FRA)
Zara Hoogenraad (NED)
Karlie Thoma (USA)
Justine Avril (FRA)
Michaela Pikenton (USA) 

MEN’S STRAPLESS:

James Carew (AUS)
Airton Cozzolino (ITA/ CPV)
Pedro Matos (BRA)
Matchu Lopes (CPV)
Camille Delannoy (FRA)
Kiki Roig Torres (ESP)
Francesco Cappuzzo (ITA) 
Jan Marcos Riveras (DOM) 
Lorenzo Casati (ITA) 
Gabriel Benetton (BRA)
Keanu Merten (GER)
Anderson Reboucas (BRA) 

WOMEN’S STRAPLESS:

Capucine Delannoy (FRA) 
Charlotte Carpentier (FRA)
Camille Losserand (SUI) 
Mikaili Sol (BRA) 
Kesiane Rodriguez (BRA) 
Monica Gilardoni (ITA) 

MEN’S HYDROFOIL:

Charles Brodel (FRA)
Maxime-Luan Desjardins (FRA)
Joselito Del Rosario (DOM)
Maxime Chabloz (SUI)
Jamie Overbeek (NED)
Alex Soto (DOM)
Nicolas March Paniza (ESP)
Hunter Becker (USA) 
Finn Flugel (GER) 

 

We will not run a Women’s Hydrofoil Big Air discipline due to insufficient number of entries for an official World Championship by World Sailing rules and GKA KWT Rulebook.

Find the official Tarifa event page that will be updated with all the rider info, event links, livestreams, live scores, highlight videos and more in the build up and throughout the event: www.gkakiteworldtour.com/events/gka-big-air-world-championships-2022

GKA in Tarifa 2022

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GKA Big Air World Championships 2022

Kiteboarding’s biggest event is set to explode with the first official world titles for Big Air Kiteboarding in Twintip, Strapless and Hydrofoil disciplines

 

The GKA is proud to announce the Big Air World Championships in Balneario, Tarifa, Spain. Taking place from June 20th-July 6th, 2022, this event will host 72 big air warriors, going head-to-head outside of old town Tarifa at Balneario. 

As Tarifa fires up with strong Levante winds in early summer, the level of riding is set to be through the roof as male and female competitors will hope to bring their A-game to claim the top step at this winner-takes-all championship. The stage is set for a truly immense kiteboarding event that will break boundaries and expectation. 

WHO WILL COMPETE? 

TWIN-TIP: 24 men, 12 women
STRAPLESS: 12 men, 12 women
HYDROFOIL: 12 men, 12 women 

HOW RIDERS WILL QUALIFY FOR EACH DISCIPLINE: 

24 RIDERS: 

  • Top 4 riders from the GKA Kite World Tour are already pre-qualified 
  • Top 4 riders from the Full Power Tarifa qualifier event running in May 2022
  • 8 entries through video entry
  • 8 entries through GKA wildcard invitations

12 RIDERS: 

  • Top 4 riders from the GKA Kite World Tour are already pre-qualified
  • 4  entries through video entry
  • 4  entries through GKA wildcard invitations

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

WANT TO COMPETE IN THE EVENT? CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO APPLICATION

GET A TASTE FOR THE ACTION!

ABOUT TARIFA

Tarifa is the capital of European kiteboarding and is fitting as the venue for this landmark event. This Southern Spanish city has been on the GKA event calendar since the tour began. It’s also the competitive birthplace for strapless freestyle with the Tarifa Kite Pro in 2015. Tarifa is home to many world champions and the natural amphitheater atmosphere on the beach combined with a hugely passionate crowd makes for a prime big air location. There’s nowhere quite like it, for competitors or spectators!

COVERAGE: 

If you can’t get a spot on the beach in Tarifa, catch all the action on the livestream at www.gkakiteworldtour.com , through online highlight video shows or the blow-by-blow heat reports on the website and newsletters. The GKA Big Air World Championships will also be broadcast to several million spectators through the GKA Kite World Tour’s TV content partners worldwide. 

Stay tuned for upcoming updates to the list of qualified riders, event announcements and further insights and news occurring throughout the competition period. Don’t miss out on a single part of the biggest kiteboarding event the world has ever seen!

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CAPETOWN – AIRTON COZZOLINO

Posted: 26th November 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Airton Cozzolino shredding in Cape Town! It’s worth to watch this minute of strapless action.

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Strapless de Soleil

Posted: 5th November 2019 by Paula Pintão in Action
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A short clip from Morocco packed with nice strapless tricks and loads of action starring James Carew. Enjoy!

F-ONE BANDIT-S

Posted: 4th November 2019 by Paula Pintão in F-One
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Take a look at the BANDIT-S, a dedicated strapless and surf kite by F-One.

STRAPLESS KITESURFING at my home spot!

Posted: 19th Oktober 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Tom Court is back to the UK. Watch him shredding strapless at his home spot!

Watch Jeremy Chan having fun on a big day at the legendary wave that is One Eye.

Check out the features of the new Pro Voke 2020, Duotone’s dedicated strapless freestyle board.

Check out the new 2020 Drifter! A kite specifically designed for kitesurfing in waves and strapless surf freestyle.

A Town Throwdown

Posted: 5th August 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Cynthia Cynbad Brown shares her newest strapless video shot in Arlington, Oregon. Enjoy “A Town Throwdown”!