proudly supported by Kiteboarding School Adelaide in conjunction with Lieuwe Custom Boards
The Freestyle titles are just around the corner, and once again will be held at the home of SA Kitesurfing, the Grange Sailing Club.
Grange is a family friendly venue so please bring along the family and friends to enjoy the Kiteboaridng showcase and sailing club facilities. This is KSA’s premier event, which will be run on the 9th & 10th February 2019.
A massive thanks must go to all the amazing sponsors who have got behind the event again this year. This event is proudly supported by Kiteboarding School Adelaide in conjunction with Lieuwe Custom Boards, FSR IND | Media House, Ride, Goggleman Eyewear, Yorke Peninsula Kiteboarding School, Transition Surf and Skate, Pnuecube automation, the Grange Sailing Club, Duotone, Ocean Rodeo 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: This event will happen across a two week window starting on the weekend 9th and 10th of February, with the following weekend as a back up.
Where:The event will take place out the front of the Grange Sailing Club (419 The Esplanade, Henley Beach)
Sign up: Online sign up only. We will not accept sign up on the day as entries close at 5pm Friday the 8th of February 2019.
Entry Fee: $60, which includes lots of cool stuff: You get
- Event entry
- Official limited edition event T-shirt (please advise size. KSA will do their best to match up your size with availability)
- BBQ and drinks throughout the weekend;
- Pizza dinner at the presentation night;
- Pick from the prize table;
- Opportunity to win a custom made trophy;
- Bragging rights;
- A super fun experience/weekend!
- Juniors (<18yr)
- Amatures (new to freestyles and those who have not previously placed, no unhooked tricks)
- 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 in this event. Alternatively you can purchase a KSA event membership that will cover you for this event only. Event membership can be purchased on the KA website (https://www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/registration/)
Judging information: Tricks will be scored in accordance with the National Freestyle Series Rule book, which can be found on the KSA Website (https://www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/safety/freestyle-kiteboarding-rules-guideline/)
Come and Try: This year, there will be 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 take place straight after the event on the Sunday. Stick around for this awesome night with free pizza, custom made trophies, cheap drinks, and a giant amount of prizes to be won.
To our newbies of the sport, KSA is really big on just having fun and participation. Essentially, if you are up and riding, the amateur division is for you. There are always stacks of prizes to be won, with previous years stoke awards winners walking away with items like a new board’s, kite’s or harness’s, all just for having a go and sharing the stoke! To our seasoned riders in the Open and junior divisions, we always love seeing you guys and girls battle it out, inspiring the rest of us mere mortals who can only dream of landing some of those sick handle passes and kiteloops. In saying that, the Open Mens, Open Womens and Juniors is always hotly contested, and with so many new faces on the water it’s shaping up to be a super fun comp! To the oldies (lol), yeah im looking at you Masters and Legends! Well… we are yet again looking forward to seeing those silky smooth old school moves which you have perfected over the years, showing all the youngens just how its done! Seriously, legends, we at KSA all hope we can still kite when we are 50+, stoked!!
In summary, the kiting crew here in SA are friendly, super helpful and welcome all that come along and support our events. The BBQ will be cranked all weekend (food passes will be available for purchase for non-competitors) and the club rooms will be open for a quiet drink and to watch all the action throughout the weekend. For further details stay tuned to the KSA facebook group, KSA website or join the State Freestyle Titles event on the KSA Facebook page. So, block it out in your diary and get practicing those moves for what should be a super fun weekend!
See you on the water!