Crew its time to get geared up and ready for the first 2019 KSA event: the CABRINHA & KSA STATE WAVE TITLES is ON! lets get pumped!!
Thanks to Kiteboarding Australia in partnership with Cabrinha, the KSA State Wave titles is now part of the Cabrinha National Wave Series. This year KSA are changing it up holding the state wave titles in SUMMER, no more standing on the beach freezing our body parts off, but instead enjoying the sunshine, the wind, a bbq, and presos on the beach to follow immediately after the event. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and this event has a division to suit all riding abilities. So if your comfortable riding in surf conditions, get involved, have a crack and most of all have fun. ITS ALL ABOUT THE STOKE!!!
A massive thanks must go to all the amazing sponsors who have got behind the event again this year. This event is part of the Cabrinha National Wave tour, and proudly presented by Ride, Eyre Peninsula Aquatics, Pnuecube automation, Transition Surf and Skate Yorke Peninsula Kiteboarding School, the Ding King, and Kiteboarding Australia. With thousands of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs everyone will walk away with a sweet prize!
What you need to know:
When: Saturday the 12th January
Where:The Cliffs, Middleton (see map below)
Time: 11am start, 12pm BBQ lunch
Conditions: BOM Forecast for Saturday, 12 January
Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots, becoming south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots around midday.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather: Mostly sunny
Sign up: Online sign up only. We will not accept sign up on the day as entries close at 5pm Friday the 11th of January
Entry Fee: $ 30 Due to the support of our sponsors, we are able to keep the cost of entry low this year to maximise people to be able to participate. For this price, you get a lot of bang for your buck, as this includes:
- Event entry
- Event stubbie holder
- BBQ and soft drinks throughout the weekend
- Pick from the prize table
- Opportunity to win a custom made trophy
- Braggin rights and a super fun experience/weekend!
- Juniors (<18yr)
- Amatures (new to waves, no previous place holders)
- Open womens 18+
- Open mens 18+
- Masters (35-54)
- Legends (55+)
Eligibility: You do need to have a current KSA membership to sign up and participate for this event. Alternatively you can purchase a KSA day membership that will cover you for this event only. Day membership or Yearly membership can be purchased on the KA website
Judging information: This year KSA is trialling a new judging system, using a similar to format to the World Surf League, by using multiple judges and dropping high and low scores. We are also aiming to go electronic to make the process more streamlined and fair. As this competition is a wave riding event, you are judged on your wave selection and your execution of manoeuvers on that wave. More specifically, the rules will follow the National Kitesurfing Series Rule book, which can be found on the KA website https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/piano.revolutionise.com.au/site/jhktyuhcfmho4zd9.pdf
Come and Try: This year, RIDE kiteboarding will have trainer kites on the beach for family and friends looking to give kiting a go. Come and try will occur between 11am and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday (wind and competition depending).
Presentations: Presentations will be done straight after the event this year, not on a seperate day, so stick around to see if you take a place, and see if you win one of the awesome KSA custome-made trophies
So crew bring your family and friends to soak up the sunshine and the salty sea air and they can watch the kickass kiters slashing waves. To everyone thinking of joining the sport, this is a great time to have a look and see what kiting is all about. The crew are friendly and super helpful, and with the BBQ cranked all weekend food passes will be available for non- competitors. For further details stay tuned to the KSA facebook group, KSA website or join the State Wave Titles event on the KSA Facebook page.
Bring on the wind and waves!
See you on the water
Cheers, KSA committee