2020 KSA Freestyle State Titles

In 2020 Kiteboarding South Austrlalia Freestyle State Titles are being held at Wallaroo on the Yorke Peninsula. Only a 2hr drive from Adelaide, this location will be a breath of fresh air for the event, moving the competition away from Grange for the first time in 5 years. 

KSA are very excited to announce our partnership with Wallaroo Holiday Park (https://www.wallarooholidaypark.com.au) who are located right on the shore of North Beach where the competition will take place. Through this partnership, if you book accomodation at Wallaroo Holiday Park for Friday 7th of February you’ll get Saturday 8th of February for free! This offer is for competitors only, so sign up, bring the family and enjoy and awesome weekend away! Note: You will be required to quote your KA membership number when you book accommodation and it must be paid for over the phone at the time of booking.

We have also partnered with North Beach Kitchen (you guessed it, also located right on the shore of North Beach!) who will be providing lunch for competitors on Saturday and Sunday, and also hosting a massive presentation night on Saturday night.

KSA would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Copper Coast Council, who have helped facilitate this event, making it the biggest event we’ve ever run!

REGISTER HERE!

Follow the facebook event to stay up to date with the details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1027930290899122/

2019 KSA State Freestyle Titles

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.

REGISTER HERE!

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!

Divisions:

  • 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!

Cheers,

KSA committee

2019 Cabrinha & KSA State Wave Titles

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)

Middleton Competition Area

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

REGISTER HERE!

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!

Divisions:

  • 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

KSA Freestyle State Titles 2018

Hey Crew!

The Freestyle titles are on again at the home of SA Kitesurfing, the Grange Sailing Club on the 3rd and 4th of February 2018.

This is the biggest event on the KSA calendar, with this year being no exception and thanks to Kiteboarding Australia in partnership with Classic Holidays it’s now part of aNational Freestyle Series.

More Details Here

To our newbies of the sport, KSA is really big on just having fun and participation. Essentially, if you can ride, 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 brand-spankin’ new board’s, kite’s or harness’s, all just for having a go and sharing the stoke!

Cheers!

KSA Committee