Cyprus Mail

Kite surf’s up

Get your kite surfs polished and ready to take to the water, as next weekend the fourth King of Kites – The Cyprus Kitesurfing Championships – will be surfing on by.

Larnaca is considered the perfect place for such a sport, and those who love it will definitely meet like-minded people at the Kahuna Surhouse at Softades beach, where you will grab some sun, sand, the very best of kitesurfing and a party atmosphere.

The sport itself is the fastest-growing water sport in the world, probably because it combines all the thrills of windsurfing, surfing and wakeboarding.

It is gaining huge popularity on the island and, with the help of everyone who wants to be crowned king of the sport, the event hopes to help Cyprus put itself on the kitesurfing map. It is already on its way, as previous events have attracted kitesurfers from the UK, Israel and Russia.

Every year a professional kitesurfer hosts the event and crowns the winner. This year, the man who can tame the waves will be Lewis Crathern from Sussex. Being raised to love sports and the sea, Crathern was immediately drawn to the British competition scene where he proved that he could be up there with the best of them.

If you plan to enjoy a weekend of kitesurfing visit to see the full schedule and rules.

King of Kites
Cyprus Kitesurfing Championships 2016. July 16-17. Kahuna Surfhouse, Softades beach, Larnaca. 11am-6.30pm. Tel: 99-543811

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