Monday 23 October 2017

National kite surfing championships coming to Duncannon Beach

Kite-surf instructor Niall Roche at the launch of the Hooked Kite Fest in Duncannon.
Kite-surf instructor Niall Roche at the launch of the Hooked Kite Fest in Duncannon.

DUNCANNON Beach plays host to the National Kite Surfing Championships, which will take place during Hooked Kite Fest on Saturday August 22 and Sunday, August 23.

The 2015 Irish Kite Surfing Championship programme was launched on Friday on Duncannon Beach.

The Irish Kite-surfing Association and Hooked Kite-surfing host the championships and spectators can look forward to over 50 kite surfers from across Ireland compete in the mens, womens and junior (under 18's) categories demonstrating their skills, airs and speed in a series of course racing and hang-time competitions over the weekend.

Round one of the competition took place earlier this summer at Ballyholme Beach in County Down and there is still space for competitors to pre-register at The president and vice president of the IKSA will judge the kite-surfer skills during the competition.

According to organiser Kite Surfer: 'Duncannon Beach is a spot that never fails to deliver to action and excitement and this being the sixth year of Hooked Kitefest, it will be no exception. We are delighted to see the large number of competitors already registered for this event and because the weather hasn't been the best for sunbathing this summer it has been fantastic for kite surfing.' The Hooked Kite Fest also offers a host of free family fun and entertainment, including face painting, beach volleyball, kids power kite lessons, kids dance off, beach games, bungee trampoline, live music plus festival barbecue and beach party. For a full programme of see

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