Full Story: GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle 2016 Men’s Season


27th June 2017 – Tarifa, Spain

Hello from Tarifa everyone,

Tomorrow is the first day of round one of the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 season which kicks off here in Tarifa, beginning with the riders’ registration in the morning at Tangana, Valdevaqueros and hopefully then the start of the trials, with the first possible start at 14.30pm.


Valdevaqueros / Photo: Rob Claisse

Once the trials are complete we’ll have 24 riders in the main event, that will either begin after the trials tomorrow afternoon, or on Thursday.

The 24 riders will be made up as follows:
4 wildcards
8 riders from the trials
12 pre-qualified riders from 2016

As you can see from this Windguru forecast, we’re hoping for a beautiful mix of Poniente winds in the next few days before the switch to strong Levante towards the weekend and the event’s final day on Sunday!


2016 was first year for the GKA’s combination wave and strapless freestyle tour, and what an opening season it was! Catch up on the 2016 story action highlights round up video :