SAKSA is a non-profit association that promotes kitesurfing in the state and has a strong focus on safety & keeping beach access to kite surfers. SAKSA aims to work with South Australian kitesurfing community to ensure that safety information is distributed to all parties, and we also provide 3rd party liability insurance to paid up members.
We regularly communicate with members, retailers, instructors, government bodies, the media and general public about kitesurfing in South Australia through our website, facebook page, emails and newsletters; plus we’re in regular contact with other state associations and the national body, KA. We also regularly organise kite surfing events including competitions and social sessions to develop the sport and the community together.
Joining SAKSA will help all of us in South Australia to unite our voices and our efforts to keep our beaches open to kite surfing. Membership dues will allow us to maintain this website, provide education for the local shops and members, create launch areas, signs and purchase insurance for any event that the association may like to hold in the future.
Once you have joined, you’ll receive a tag that you can attach to your gear (most people keep them on their harnesses) for easy identification of your membership. There are requirements from Port Adelaide Enfield Council that you must wear your tag to ride at Largs North and North Haven.
Under the CASA permit, you’re also required to be a member to fly your kite at Henley Beach South between the Burbridge Rd and Gilmore St (refer to the locations page for details of all current permits etc).
SAKSA Membership year runs on an annual basis at a cost of $125. Your membership becomes effective from the date the forms are completed and payment is received.
At present, this fee is split between KA as the national sporting body who receives $30, SAKSA who receives $30 and the insurance cost of $65. KA directly provides you with your membership tag, organizing insurance and such things as newsletters and discount cards. Your state or local association are responsible for the development and progression of the sport on a regional level and the portion of funds they receive are required to be put towards these tasks. In addition to receiving the monthly newsletter, paid members will receive public liability insurance. If you would like any information included in the newsletter, or if you have a message you would like sent to the members (example: awesome session report or discovering a new location) please contact the association committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to join or renew your membership