Quarterly Thursday drinks (April)
The quarterly kitedrinks on a Thursday at the Shaws Booksellers Pub. More info.
Date: Thursday 6th of April, 18:30
The monthly kitedrinks are held at the Shaws Booksellers Pub.
Date: Wednesday 15th of April, 18:30
Armada Launch Party (May)
The annual VirginKitesurfing Armada launch party with London kitesurfers
Place: London, Shaws Bookseller pub.
Date: Wednedsday 3rd of May, 18:30
LKSA @ Virgin Kitesurfing Armada (June)
Already 50 London Kitesurfers signing up - don't miss the kitesurfing event of the year.
The Festival: The Kitesurfing Armada Festival takes place on Hayling Island on 9-11 June 2017. The festival opens at 11am on Friday and features all the best kitesurfing brands exhibiting the latest gear, talks from pro-kiters and industry experts, live music, an acoustics stage and DJ’s, a bar area and of course lots of kitesurfing! Everybody is welcome, entrance is free!
The Kitesurfing: There will be loads of kitesurfing activities going on, alongside recreational kiting in the bay we are planning big air comps, foiling clinics, beginner taster sessions, a race round the sandbar and of course the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for the ‘Largest Parade of Kitesurfers’ over a one mile course (currently held by the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Hayling Island a with 423 kiters)!
Charity Challenge: the first leg of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD mile as the first part of the new Challenge. You kite your one mile with everyone else, break a record (hopefully) and land when you are ready at the public beach. Then, you store your gear in an assigned spot, and begin your run, in wetsuit, back to the festival. (Hundreds of people running through Hayling in their wetsuits should be quite a site!) You get back to the beach where a SUP is waiting for you with your name on – you jump on and paddle the same route, a mile along the coast, back to the finish and your gear. Medals and glory await, and a nice coach to take you home this time.
Londoners: Please share your name and details with us when you have registered. So we can keep you informed about London Kitesurfers specifics, like the event, teams, accommodation options, camping and of course set a London record.
Please contact Joris for more info.
Place: Hayling Island.
Date: Friday 9th June till 11th June
Website & Registration: Armada
LKSA @ Battle of the Lake (September)
Every year, at the same windy time, All the kitesurfers from Ireland and abroad come together for the big Finale of the Irish Kitesurfing Tour! Achill Island is one of the best place in the world for kitesurfing, no wonder why they chose it for the World Cup in 2012!
Year after Year though, those water fanatics have been followed by other visitors: beach lovers, music lovers, Fire Lovers, Nature Lovers and all sort of lovers and happy people... WHY NOT? the more the merrier! The Battle has then become a real little cool festival!
Be ready for a fantastic show! Pure Magic & friends invite you into a wonderland of Flying, music and entertainment, Food and surprises, right in the middle of the WILD ATLANTIC WAY!
More to follow.
Please contact John & Joris for any questions.
Place: Achill Island, Ireland
LKSA @ Kenya Cup (January)
The yearly kite competition in Diani Beach, Kenya. A great event at one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The event is accessible for every level of rider that can do a simple trick or two. It is great fun.
Please contact Joris for more info on the cup and travel arrangements.
Place: The Sands, Diani Beach, Kenya
Date: January 2018