Larnaka Welcomes Kitesurfing ‘Royalty’ in July

With its reputation for possessing the best conditions in the Mediterranean for the thrilling sport of Kitesurfing, Larnaka’s dedicated kitesurfing beach is once again gearing up to welcome fans and athletes to the ‘Cyprus Kitesurfing Championships - King of Kite 2016’ (July 16 – 17) and Kite Camp 2016 (July 28-31).

The King of Kite is held annually at Kahuna Surfhouse in Softades-Kiti, with the coast of the area reputed to be the best ‘spot’ on the island to enjoy the sport. Since it began in 2013, the championship has become a premier event, which is further enhanced by the presence of a special guest judge and host each year. This year’s celebrity of the kitesurfing world is Lewis Crathern (UK) – a kiteboarding athlete, speaker, mentor and coach who has won multiple titles since 2005; commentates for the sport, and is a respected speaker and coach on sport education.

The event will feature a Slalom Race and Freestyle Competition, along with live DJ set, beach-themed merchandise stalls, food, drink and trampolining, with further details on the Kahuna Facebook page.

Kitemed will then hold its second KiteMed Camp at ‘The Spot’ beach in Softades-Kiti, which will feature guidance from Dutch kiteboarder Youri Zoon who was PKRA World Champion 2011 & 2012 and coaches kitesurfing all over the world. During the camp, participants will improve their skills under Youri’s expertise, learn new tricks and meet other kitesurfers. For more information visit the website of Kitemed.


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