GKA World Tour: wave kitesurfing and big air kiteboarding return for 2019 season | Photo: Brendt/GKA

The Global Kitesports Association (GKA) released the official competitive schedule for the 2019 season.

The 2019 Kite-Surf World Tour (wave kitesurfing) and the Air Games (big air kiteboarding) calendars feature new event locations.

The tour kicks off at Sal's Ponta Preta in February, and it will travel to improbable spots like Malmö and Maui. Germany is still not in the official lineup for 2019.

The GKA also announced that it has a new executive board. Jorgen Vogt leads the fleet, which also features Till Eberle, Robby Naish, Max Blom, and Klaus Warkentin.

GKA runs two World Sailing-sanctioned world tours, while Kiteboarding Riders United (KRU) is responsible for the freestyle kiteboarding division.

2019 GKA Season | Provisional Schedule

Ponta Preta, Cape Verde | 23 February - 3 March | KSWT
Dakhla, Morocco | 7-14 June | KSWT & Air Games
Tarifa, Spain | 26–30 June | KSWT & Air Games
Sotavento, Spain | 19–24 July | KSWT & Air Games
Malmö, Sweden | 2-11 August | TBC
Maui, Hawaii | 29 October - 7 November | KSWT
Le Morne, Mauritius | 5-15 September | KSWT
Torquay, Australia | 11-15 December | KSWT

Brad Spencer, Annissa Flynn, and Daniel Tarapchak have taken out the 2018 World Flowboarding Championships, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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