Summer in Cyprus is full of events and parties but there is one event that stands out every year. It combines sun, fun and music with adrenaline, excitement and crazy extreme sports. It is the King of Kite – the Cyprus kitesurfing championships held at Kahuna Surfhouse, Softades Beach Kiti on the 10th, 11th & 12th of July. Information on the event to come shortly.
Kitesurfing is the fastest growing watersport in the world as it combines all the thrills of windsurfing, surfing and wakeboarding. It is a sport that is gaining huge popularity on the island and our aim is to put Cyprus on the kitesurfing hotspot map – it is a hidden gem that is now getting recognition worldwide due to events like the King of Kite. Not only is it an amazing sport to be involved in, it is also fantastic to watch – it is like gymnastics in the air, huge jumps, crazy speed and insane action. Not to mention the multicoloured kites in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
The first King of Kite was organised in 2013 and due to its popularity, the King of Kite is now an annual event. It is now the 8th anniversary! Last year Adeuri Corniel will came to our shores to host and judge the competitions. Ranked Number 1 in the World, it was the first time we had a current World Champion contender visit the island. He took the time to come to us between his competition circuit, and we were treated to the skills and mastercraft of a world champion on our beach.
With the support of REDBULL CYPRUS, GSHOCK ,SIGG, HOTFOREX, and Larnaka Tourism board this year is going to be a huge event. Cablenet Cyprus, Sushi La, Visit Cyprus and Puzzle entertainment support our event too.
Media Sponsor is Deejay Cyprus.
Pop up shops by Kahuna Surfhouse, Weshaka, Kiteflex, CSI Center for Social Innovation and Health Pharma.
Prize Giving is supported by Gshock watches, SIGG water bottles, Cablenet, Bao Balance Boards, RRD International, We Shaka, CSI Innovation, Health Pharma, Boardhouse Cyprus, Kiteflex and Famous Sports.
The King of Kite is a unique day out for all sports enthusiasts, people of all ages and families. DJs on rotation keep the atmosphere pumping, as well as food and drink and stalls selling and promoting our local beach/surf culture. Join us then!
We have also added 2 categories to the races this year - Big Air and Juniors.