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Wave riding in Cape Verde | GKA Kite-Surf World Cup Cape Verde 2023

Experience the thrill of our third event and the season’s first Kite-Surf discipline! After a two-year break, the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour is back with a splash at the legendary wave spot – Ponta Preta. Watch local heroes Matchu Lopes, Airton Cozzolino, and Mitu Monteiro take the stage, eagerly gearing up to showcase their wave riding skills to their home crowd.
📍About Ponta Preta, Sal, Cape Verde For those seeking the ultimate wave-riding experience, look no further than the legendary Ponta Preta in Cape Verde. This picturesque spot offers big, powerful, and glassy waves, accompanied by the most favourable offshore winds. Considered a playground for expert level riders, the waves here can soar up to six metres high, making for an adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. While the beach is rocky in places, it’s also dotted with pockets of sand, making it an ideal location for side-offshore kitesurfing when the north-easterly winds kick in.

💨 The wind conditions Cape Verde offers fantastic wind conditions with consistent North-Easterly trade winds blowing between 15-25kts almost daily from November to June. The wind tends to be strong throughout the day, with the most powerful gusts occurring from 9am to 3pm. Kite Beach is the primary kitesurfing spot on Sal, as it faces east and provides less turbulent, onshore wind compared to other south or west facing locations. Wind directions include NNE, NE, and E, and the windiest months are November, December, January, February, March, April, and June.

🌤The weather The winter months offer pleasant temperatures of around 22ºC, and the water temperature is only slightly cooler. Most kitesurfers will find a 3/2mm shorty wetsuit suitable for full-day kiting sessions, while board shorts may suffice on warmer days later in the season. Regardless of the time of year, it’s essential to apply sunscreen. Learn more about Cape Verde and other events on our website: #gkakiteworldtour #gkakitesurf #kiteboarding #kitesurfing #capeverde #pontapreta #qatarairways #gkaxqa

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