GKA Kite-Surf World Tour takes place again in Dakhla April 2018

From the 24th to 29th of April 2018, the biggest surf resort in Dakhla (Morocco) – Westpoint Dakhla hotel– will be the host and venue for the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour in wave and freestyle strapless kitesurfing.

The choice of the GKA to organise this event again next to the Westpoint Dakhla hotel is not just a perfect location of the hotel that is right in front of the competition venue, but also Oum Lamboiur wave spot delivers world-class waves that are perfect for strapless kitesurfing.

Already for the second time, spectators will be able to watch the competition right in front of their bungalows or from the famous BeWok sushi restaurant located on the cliff edge. Once again, this spectacular event will attract a huge audience and amount of media. For Dakhla as a destination, this will be one of the main annual events, proving that it offers world class conditions. Dakhla Events already organizes kiteboarding events with this scale for 8 years and always with a great success.

The GKA (global kitesurf association) represents and supports the interests of the kitesurfing industry and is a part of important safety developments of equipment standards.

Date: 24th – 25th April 2018
Hosted at: Westpoint Hotel Dakhla

For further information please visit www.westpointdakhla.ma or contact our press contact:

Mrs. Tanja Rosenkranz
Dakhla Attitude Group
+212-654 827 222

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Please find here the full GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2018 event schedule: www.global-kitesports.org
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GKA Dakhla 2017 Overview

The GKA kite-surf World Tour is considered as the biggest strapless kitesurf event in Dakhla and Morocco. 2017 event was extremely successful with 32 riders from 15 countries. GKA Dakha welcomed athletes with good wind and wave conditions that allowed to run the competition for 4 days. The event was characterised by combination of wave and strapless freestyle format. This new form of competition delivered some outstanding performances and pushed riders’ limits to the max that allowed them to show the best what they can.

Most of the riders stayed at Westpoint, the newly opened eco hotel in Dakhla. It was built in March 2017 on the cliff edge of Oum Lomboiur wave spot. Riders were impressed by the hotels facilities, food and spectacular views. Besides competition, riders were supporting Dakhla’s local community by helping to clean up the beach, teaching disadvantaged children basics of kitesurfing and surfing.

Mark the dates in your calendar 24 – 29 April 2018 because GKA kite-surf World Tour is back to Westpoint Dakhla hotel!

Some moments from the beach clean up and teaching day:

Watch our videos of GKA Dakhla 2017 event!

On the first day we had the opening ceremony where riders had a chance to meet and greet Dakhla’s officials who every year support GKA Dakhla competition. On the second day we had some good action during trial heats and new competition combo format – wave riding and strapless freestyle – was agreed.

The main competition started on the 3rd day of GKA kite-surf World Tour Dakhla 2017. The wind this day was the strongest during all event days so the riders were throwing some great action on the water.

Atmosphere of GKA kite-surf World Tour Dakhla 2017 was charged with emotion, action and passion. Intense final heats between riders and Mitu Monteiro wins the event!

The winners of Prince Moulay Hassan GKA World Tour Dakhla 2017:

  1. Mitu Monteiro
  2. Keahi de Aboitiz
  3. Paulino Pereira
  4. James Storm Carew

The final day of the GKA kite-surf World Tour Dakhla 2017. From expression session in front of Westpoint Dakhla hotel to closing ceremony and after party. This event was a blast for sure!

The winners of the expression session:

  1. Airton Cozzolino
  2. Matchu Lopes
  3. Mitu Monteiro
  4. Keahi de Aboitiz

We would like to thank our sponsors and partners who made this contest happen! They trusted us, they supported us, they believed in us! Special thanks to media, press, audiovisual press and of course organisers!

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As many noticed GKA Dakhla 2017 not only became an outstanding world class kitesurfing competition but also riders were supporting and helping Dakhla’s local community. The next GKA Dakhla competition will be in April 2018. So keep your eyes open for more updates!

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Dakhla spot guide: Wave spots

Dakhla peninsula is far from the crowds and is still not fully discovered. In winter, Dakhla can deliver numerous world class waves that are perfect for both – strapless kitesurfing and surfing. 5 years in a row, Oum Lamboiur wave spot attracts famous riders and has became a well-known spot for hosting world surfing and kitesurfing championships. Here you will find a list of 10 wave spots in Dakhla.

Oum Lamboiur

Oum Lamboiur wave spot is one of the best places to surf in the world and it’s famous for hosting world surfing and kitesurfing championships. This kite and surf spot is located on the ocean side of the peninsula, delivering great wind and waves at the same time. The best months to surf are from September to May as there are nice swells that bring 1-2 meters waves and even barrels. However, you won’t get 100% chance of wind, so surfing can be a very nice alternative since you can ride a 1 minute long waves that will leave you speechless!

During the summer months, you can get strong winds but small waves so it’s great for beginners to learn strapless kitesurf or surf. Westpoint hotel is located at the doorstep of this uncrowded surf spot. Next to the spot, there is a BeWok Asian food restaurant, which is a great place to eat sushi and watch your friends surfing


Arish is quite polluted small traditional fisherman village 35km north of Dakhla Attitude Hotel. There you will find 50 meter high cliffs sheltering this point from the wind and making it an ideal surfing and stand up paddle boarding destination. This surf spot has endless right-hand waves starting with 8 second periods (both in summer and winter ) and is a nice day trip from Westpoint or Dakhla Attitude hotels.

Pointe De l’Or

Pointe De l’Or is the nearest wave spot from Dakhla Attitude hotel. It is about a 20 minutes drive from the hotel. However, the bay is not working anymore due to excessive sand extraction but it offers good conditions for strapless kitesurfing.

La Sarga

At this beach you will find the longest right hander wave in Africa that is around 1300 meters. This spot is working around 16 times a year and when it works you can enjoy riding one wave for 2 minutes.

Picahua or Zebela

In this spot you can find amazing right hander wave with constant barrels. However, it works only with big swells, east/southeast wind and on a low tide.

Jail point

You have both – left and right hander waves that offer power with no swell. It starts with 6 seconds period and works on a low tide.


In this spot you have an amazing left hander wave. Once in a while, on a low tide, with no wind or east/southeast wind,  you can get a long huge barrel rolling down the beach.

Punta Negra

This spot is always working with no swell and is perfect for all levels. Here you have 7 perfect left and 4 right handers that all come with barrels.

Playa Jera

It is a world class wave spot with 8 left handers, that works only with east/southeast wind and even with a small swell.

Jorf el Hmam

It is a huge beautiful long beach. It has multiple spots with right and left hander waves that even work with small swells. Suitable for beginner surfers and is ideal for strapless kitesurfers.

If you have any questions about kite and surf spots in Dakhla please do not hesitate to contact us. Westpoint Dakhla hotel offers surf packages for all surf levels: surf coaching, surf & kite, surf guiding and strapless kitesurf. For more information about surf packages please click here.

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