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Coming Back From Injury

Being a top-level athlete sounds like a dream job, but trials, tribulations, and challenges accompany it. Pushing your body to the limits and competing at the uppermost level means you risk injury and pain. Therese Taabbel is one of the top female riders on the GKA Kite World Tour. Unfortunately, at the last tour stop…

 

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We’ve got you covered

The GKA is proud to stand behind our riders and offer protection in case of injury and medical emergency. 

In partnership with Battleface Insurance, the GKA World Tour will be insuring all riders attending the world tour event for the duration of their event participation as well as their travel to and from events. 

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Cold water Kitesurfing

We’re continuing our behind-the-scenes athlete-life series with an interview with European powerhouses Jalou Langaree and Johanna-Catharina Edin!

In the midst of lockdown, 2020 found Jalou and Cat bunking up together in Holland for some cold water training. Read on for what their COVID winter looked like and what the biggest takeaways from a tough year were.  As we continue to navigate uncertain times, connecting with our community of athletes and riders gives us the inspiration to keep pushing and hope that, soon enough, we will return to competition!

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The 2021 Youth Kite World Tour

For 2021, GKA is proud to host the Youth Freestyle and Kite-surf World Tour. This new tour was brought to life to offer a stage for our young talent and upcoming riders.

The GKA’s mission is to continually foster the development of riders and provide opportunities for growth and the Youth Freestyle World Tour does just that. 

The purpose of the Youth World Tour is to provide young competitors an arena to prove their skills through a series of international events. This enables them to get used to the competition formats and prepare them for the GKA International Tour down the road.

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Fundraiser launches for prolific kiteboarding photographer, Ydwer van der Heide

Our special friend and one of the most talented, hard-working and creative photographers in the kiteboarding industry, Ydwer van der Heide, has suffered a terrible injury that truly could have happened to anyone who spends time in the surf. Still without any movement in his hands and legs, this brave Dutchman has a long, uncertain journey ahead.

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