GKA Air Games and Cabarete Kite Festival come to Dominican Republic

By July 16, 2018Event, Kitesurfing, News

Barely a week after the GKA Kiteworld World Tour ‘Air Games’ took flight for the very first time in Tarifa, Spain, riders were back in action at the Air Games Cabarete 2018, sponsored by Millennium Resort & Spa which was held as part of the Cabarete Kite Fest from July 9 – 15.

A strong showing of international competitors participated in the event, with 39 riders from around the world – 26 men and 13 women – with talent ranging from former World Champions to hard-hitting local rippers, and some promising newcomers in the sport.

“Cabarete has a long, proud history of hosting world class kiteboarding events and the steady, thermic winds are a constant feature of this iconic kiting location. However, possibly the most notable thing it’s known for is its pool of formidable talent”, declares SailWorld in their post event coverage of this event. “This is one of the true kiteboarding hotspots, churning out top notch freestyle riders who make it their mission to take down visiting big name pros out on the water whenever an event rolls into town.” We couldn’t agree more.

The event concluded with the following results:

Best trick results


  1. Carlos Mario (BRA)
  2. Luis Alberto Cruz (DOM)
  3. Posito Martinez (DOM)


  1. Pippa van Iersel (NL)
  2. Hannah Whiteley (UK)
  3. Mikaili Sol (BRA)

GKA Kiteboarding World Tour Air Games: Cabarete event results


  1. Carlos Mario (BRA)
  2. Jesse Richman (USA)
  3. Posito Martinez (DOM)


  1. Mikaili Sol (BRA)
  2. Hannah Whitely (UK)
  3. Pippa van Iersel (NL)

Day 1 https://www.global-kitesports.org/news/day-one-air-games-cabarete-2018/
Day 2 https://www.global-kitesports.org/news/day-two-gka-air-games-cabarete-2018/
Day 3 https://www.global-kitesports.org/news/day-three-gka-air-games-cabarete-2018-2/
Day 4 https://www.global-kitesports.org/news/day-four-gka-air-games-cabarete-2018/
Finals and Best Trick https://www.global-kitesports.org/news/finals-day-gka-air-games-cabarete-2018/

Congratulations to all of the competitors and organizers for an amazing event. If you’d like to join us for a kitesurfing vacation, take a look at the Cabarete accommodation we offer.