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 adrenalin, excitement and crazy extreme sports. It is the King of Kite – the Cyprus kitesurfing championships held at Kahuna Surfhouse, Softades Beach Kiti on the 7th & 8th of July. (Main competition day to be announced on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/259482564623479/ )
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 6th anniversary! This year Bruna Kajiya will come to our shores to host and judge the competitions. Three times World Champion, Bruna Kajiya, the Diamond Chica, can out-trick any man on the water! Now it's time for her to sass up the event with her energy, in and out of the water.
Bruna Kajiya will be at Kahuna Surfhouse all day; she will treat the spectators to a demo of tricks in the water, she will host the Foil Board Race and 3 Open Board Races and then judge the Free Air competition to crown the champion King of Kite 2018. Last year there were 64 participants in the Slalom and 24 in the Free Air.
With the support of GSHOCK ,KEO BEER, HOTFOREX and CABLENET this year is going to be a huge event.
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!