Capucine Delannoy Crowned The Queen of the desert at The GKA Kite World Tour, Dakhla 2022

GKA Kite World Tour, Dakhla 2022 was certainly one for the books!

A promising forecast had riders and crew amped for what looked to be a thrilling event. The waves were firing, the wind was pumping and judges made use of these epic conditions starting the competition on day one.

This pearling right-hander had everyone chomping at the bit and the conditions mother nature threw our way were some of the best competition conditions we could have ever asked for.

The stars aligned and after three consecutive days, it was the Aussie James Carew (AUS) and rising superstar Capucine Delannoy (FRA) who were crowned our king and queen of the desert!


Capucine Delannoy (FRA) took yet another win at the first Kite-Surf tour stop of the year. The young and hungry North rider powered through the event knocking down everything in her path.

Capucine demonstrated elegant wave riding with a sense of power when ripping through every turn.

The 16-year-old used her competition experience to choose the right equipment and picking the best waves that came through in each set. She now leads the 2022 rankings heading into Brazil next month.

"The best and most compact carving performers had made it to the women’s final.The wind picked up and after coming into the beach to drop down a kite size, Delannoy then took advantage of the extra control, finding the peeling sections to her liking, repeatedly firing down the line with power to cement her first win in Morocco, 15.72 points to 10.22." - Jim Gaunt

A notable mention also goes to North rider Zoé Bazile who placed 4th!

Watch the Final Day Highlight Video below:


Read more about the event here.

Discover Capucine's Surf set-up here.

Words: Liam Dredge

Photos: Svetlana Romantsova
Location: Westpoint Hotel, Dakhla