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GKA Distance Battle 2020 - Updates

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:40 pm

The GKA Distance Battle, a first of its kind, online, kitesurfing competition is about to start and the competition will begin with the Men’s Freestyle heats. Over the last month athletes from around the world have been giving it their all, riding their home spots and recording the action, ready to be used as heat entries for the GKA Distance Battle.

The waiting is finally over, on Tuesday 22nd of September we will see the start of the online competition and the beginning of the live action. Get ready to see your favourite GKA athletes back on the water doing what they live for! Competition starts with the Men’s Twintip Freestyle Quarterfinals, they will be broadcast online via the GKA Distance Battle event page, with running commentary from Jo Ciastula and feedback from the official GKA judges team, along with live interviews with riders.

The Event Program
Tuesday, 22.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men Quarterfinals

Thursday, 24.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men and Women Semifinals

Sunday, 27.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Twintip Freestyle Men and Women Finals

Tuesday, 29.9. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Strapless Freestyle Men Quarterfinals

Thursday, 1.10. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live show Strapless Freestyle Men and Women Semifinals

Sunday, 4.10. 20:00h CET: broadcasting live shows Strapless Freestyle Men and Women Finals
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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Toby » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:18 pm


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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Matty V » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:33 pm

the event most likely to be hacked, have the result based on bought likes and an utter load of crap

it was shit the first time when riders cheated, it will be the same this time.

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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Kiteaddicted » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:03 pm

How did they cheat?

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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:19 am

"he most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away". lol! wasnt there kota in 2020..

All the votes are in.. and ... surprise suprise, they all ride equipment by the GKA Consortium brands.


No other sports claim exclusive rights to the term "World Champion" or "World Championship" with such a lack of oversight regarding conflicts of interest.

What next - the new olympics formed by nike and adidas where they pay their athletes expenses to attend but if you are sponsored by another brand you pay your own way, and no. independent judging criteria/judges.

The way this organisation is set up is soooo wrong for kiteboarding.

Things need to change for these events to be taken in any way seriously.

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Re: The most eagerly anticipated kite competition of the year is just over a week away

Postby Toby » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:13 pm

#GKADISTANCEBATTLE begins today 20:00 PM CET with the Strapless Freestyle Men's Quarterfinals

Follow all action LIVE on: www.gkakiteworldtour.com/live/

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Re: GKA Distance Battle 2020 - Updates

Postby Toby » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:02 pm

Strapless Freestyle Semi-Finals

The next round of the GKA Distance Battle will run tonight with the men and women's strapless freestyle semi-finals. The competition will be live streamed this evening from 20:00 hrs CET. You can watch the action live via the GKA Website https://www.gkakiteworldtour.com/ or the livestream directly from our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GKAKITEWORLDTOUR/videos

If you missed the first round of action on Tuesday you can catch up and watch the Men's Strapless Freestyle Quarter-Finals here:


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Re: GKA Distance Battle 2020 - Updates

Postby Pol Kiter » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:08 am

Any idea why Airton Cozzolino is not competing? Is not the same without him

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Re: GKA Distance Battle 2020 - Updates

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:26 pm

GKA Distance Battle - Strapless Freestyle Finals

The GKA Distance Battle Strapless Freestyle Final will be live-streamed tonight. Watch the top ranking athletes in the competition go head to head to win the Strapless Freestyle title of the summer!

In the men’s division Pedro Matos faces Camille Delannoy, and in the women’s, Mikaili Sol will battle it out against Capucine Delannoy.

The livestream begins at 20:00 CET this evening. Open your browser window now! If you missed the last two rounds of competition heats there is still time to catch up with the action on the GKA Website or our YouTube Channel.

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Re: GKA Distance Battle 2020 - Updates

Postby Toby » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:56 pm

Strapless Freestyle Finals

The GKA Distance Battle Freestyle Champions have been crowned!

Last night the GKA Distance Battle, the first of its kind, online kitesurfing competition, crowned it’s Strapless Freestyle winners. The competition was tough and the scores were close but our champions battled through to take first place on the podiums.

In the women’s division mini finals Charlotte Carpentier was up against current world champion Carla Herrera. Charlotte was struggling with light wind and her 10m kite but managed to land a smooth back roll and mix in some un-hooked moves which gave her the advantage and a 3rd place win, with 12.97 points.

In the men’s mini finals Mitu Monteiro and James Carew were scoring high with technical tricks and big air rodeos. Mitu with a clean double front roll shove it, and big kite-loop back rolls and James with a powerful toeside air 540 and landing the tricky toeside shove-it 3. Scores were close but Mitu took the lead and 3rd place ahead of James.

In the women’s final two of the youngest riders of the GKA Kite World Tour went head to head against each other from their home spot Preá. Both girls have stepped up their strapless freestyle game this year, and their hard work has paid off, enabling them to make the finals of the GKA Distance Battle. Both riders were going for air and technical tricks, Mikaili Sol landed a big front roll and back roll board off and Capucine Delannoy a smooth back roll and 1 foot back roll. The young French athlete took the lead and Capucine won with 27.02 over 16.37

In the men’s final again both riders were in Brazil. Camille Delannoy in the north and Pedro Matos in the south, conditions looked great for both riders. Camillestomped a double front roll tic tac and a triple front roll but Pedro’s double front roll shove-it and toeside 7 gave him the lead and the win. Pedro’s family were stoked to hear the news of his win over the livestream, and crashed the live interview, showering him with champagne and congratulations!

Well done to all the athletes that made the finals of the GKA Distance Battle. Results are as follows:

Women’s Strapless Freestyle

1st Capucine Delannoy 27.02
2nd Mikaili Sol
3rd Charlotte Carpentier

Men’s Strapless Freestyle

1st Pedro Matos 31.80
2nd Camille Delannoy
3rd Mitu Monteiro


Don’t forget to tune in for the first round of the Freestyle discipline. The Freestyle Schedule is:

06/10/2020 Men’s Quarter Finals
08/10/2020 Women’s Semi Finals
11/10/2020 Finals Day!


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