The Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2016 starts with the qualifiers on the 29th June and runs until the 3rd July.
After the success of last year in which Airton Cozzolino took the title ahead of Keahi de Aboitiz,
the 2016 event carries a big expectation among the industry, riders and kiting fans. The Tarifa
Strapless Kitesurfing Pro 2015 saw huge crowds pack the beach, cheering loudly for the incredible
action on the water. This year looks set to further build on that success and be even bigger and
better in 2016.
24 riders will compete in the main event. Those 24 riders are made up by:
• The top 8 riders from last year´s event who qualify directly to the competition;
• 4 wildcards will be also be awarded to riders by local contest organizers;
• 12 riders will qualify via a trial competition on the 29th June.
Here's the current list of riders for the 2016 event, taking place at the famous Valdevaqueros beach in Tarifa:
Jan Marcos Rivera
Tundra Max Tachteris
The Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro is also the first event in the GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle
Tour, which consists of four events this season, at the end of which the GKA will crown a GKA
Wave and Freestyle Rider of the Year – the most all-round high-performing rider across all four
events, in waves and in strapless freestyle.
You can find the list of other Grand Slam Wave & Strapless Freestyle events here:
http://www.global-kitesports.org/gka-gr ... am-events/
Tarifa is not only famous for consistent wind, but also for its unique kiting culture, vibe and
nightlife. We've taken great care to ensure that all aspects of the event go-off with a bang, and we
look forward to launching the event in style at the opening ceremony.