IT’S HAPPENING – The GKA is proud to announce the Big Air World Championships in Balneario, Tarifa, Spain. From June 20th-July 6th, 2022, this event will host 72 big air warriors, going head-to-head on twintips, strapless and hydrofoils 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 expectations.

Who will compete?

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

How will the riders 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

If you’d like to apply to compete in the event, the video application window is open – upload your videos and apply here.

Stay up to date with information on the event as it develops on the official event page, where you’ll also find livestream, heat ladders and more during the event itself, right here.

Fri 25th Feb, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

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