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2018 GKA Kite-Surfing World Championships - FREE Event

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The exhilarating championship hits Point Danger in Torquay

Surf's up! Fifty of the world's best kite-surfers, including two Australians, will compete for five thrilling days in the first international kitesurfing competition to be held in Australia!

The final event of the 2018 professional Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite-Surf World Tour comes to Point Danger in Torquay, Victoria from 12 to 16 December.

The Australian Kite-Surf World Cup event follows a series of exciting competitions held in Cape Verde, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Mauritius and Brazil.

The 2018 Men's and Women's World Champions will be determined in the events at Torquay and local kite-surfers will also have an opportunity to compete. There are more than 20,000 active kite-surfers in Australia.

In the lead-up to the GKA event, Kiteboarding Australia will hold a national qualifying event from the 7 to 10 December to select the four best female and male riders. They will receive a wild-card entry into the professional event.

The GKA Kite-Surf World Tour is the peak professional international series for wave and strapless freestyle kite-surfing. The Australian GKA Kite-Surf World Cup event is supported by the Victorian Government, and the Surf Coast Shire along with Kiteboarding Australia and Kiteboarding Victoria.

It is FREE to view the GKA Kite-Surfing World Championships - why not drop by over the five days.

There are ample accommodation options available plus heaps of things to see and do in Torquay. Make sure to stop by The Australian National Surfing Museum or Torquay Visitor Centre, which is currently presenting "Wipe Out", an unmissable exhibition shining a light on those 'surfing gone wrong' moments and featuring exclusive footage of some of the world's most extreme waves.

Plan your visit today and download the brochures here.

Relax and unwind this festive season at the GKA Kite-Surfing World Championships! For all the latest on what's on, visit the official website and join the Facebook and Instagram.

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When: December 12 to 16
Where: 333 The Esplanade, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia
Cost: Free
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