Get ready for the first official Big Air World Championship in 2022

GKA Big Air - Tarifa 2022

Media release, 6th October 2021

Words: Sensi Graves – GKA / Photos: GKA Media


The GKA Kite World Tour is pleased to announce that we will hold the first-ever Big Air World Championship in kitesports in 2022! The official Big Air World Champion will be crowned in the disciplines of twin-tip, strapless and hydrofoil.

The GKA Big Air World Championship will take place in Tarifa, Spain from the 20th of June until the 6th of July, 2022.

The GKA Big Air World Championship will be run as a World Sailing Special Event and will therefore be the only official Big Air World Title in Kitesports.


GKA Big Air - Tarifa 2022


Besides the competition holding period of 2.5 weeks the following GKA activities are planned:

  • GKA Awards Show (Black-Tie Night on 25.6.2022)
  • GKA Test-Event to see and test the latest products in the world of kitesports (21.6. – 25.6.2022)
  • B2B Meetings
  • GKA Members Meeting
  • Clinics with the top riders of the GKA Kite World Tour
  • Much more!


The GKA Big Air World Championship is planned to be the biggest Kite Event ever!


Disciplines include:

  • Twintip: 24 men, 12 women
  • Strapless: 12 men, 6 women
  • Hydrofoil: 12 men, 6 women



  • Top 3 riders of each of the GKA Kite World Tour disciplines
  • Top 3 riders of national and international Big Air events (Events that are accepted for qualification will be announced on 1.11.2021).
  • Open Registration for anyone via the GKA Kite World Tour webpage (Selection by video submission and judging according to the official GKA Big Air rules.)
  • Wild-Card entries


Rules & Scoring:

  • Pure Big Air!
  • GKA Big Air rules will be published on 15.1.2022



  • Registration will open on the 15.1.2022
  • Registration will be closed on the 12.5.2022
  • Divisions will be confirmed or canceled following the number of registered riders on May 5th, 2022 (minimum numbers of riders per discipline and gender: 50% of max. numbers)


GKA Kite World Tour Event Category: 5 STAR

  • Minimum 30.000 Euro prize purse
  • Livestream
  • Worldwide TV coverage


If you want your business to take part and be visible at the 2022 GKA Big Air World Championship event please send your request to


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