With crystal clear waters, reliable wind conditions and miles of soft white sand, Diani Beach is a kite-surfer’s paradise and the ideal spot for East Africa’s only kite surfing competition.
The Kenya Kite Cup is an action-packed, 3-day long, freestyle kiting competition from H20 Extreme. The event is open to both amateur and professional kiters as well as the young and young-at-heart from around the world.
Competitors will perform freestyle movements before a panel of judges looking to allocate points based on difficulty, fluidity, style of trick and kite position before the final manoeuvre.
If you can’t quite picture yourself kitesurfing, fear not. It is very much a spectator’s sport. With a drink in your hand and a lovely light lunch on the terrace, sit back and enjoy the mesmerising sight of colourful kites at sea as competitors showcase their best manoeuvres.
There’s also a raffle with fantastic prizes from across Kenya and you can let your hair down at Nomad’s famous Hawaiian-themed after-party on Saturday night.
The event is in support of Diani Turtle Watch and the Local Ocean Conservation.
Take a look at the planned schedule for 2020 (all wind dependent):
1. Freestyle competition.
Women and men will compete separately. Prizes will be waiting for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 2500KES registration fee.
2. Downwind Relay Race.
A maximum of 10 teams with 3 riders each will race against each other in a downwind relay. The fastest team, with all 3 riders being at the final, will win. Each team will be ‘auctioned’ and the spectators have the chance to bet on a team. The person who bet on the winning team will get 50% of the whole pot. The rest will go to the charity organisation.
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