Kenya Kite Cup, January 12th & 13th 2024

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Diani Beach 2024

Our Annual Celebration of wind and speed will be back on Diani Beach in January 12th & 13th 2024. One of the premier kite surf events of the year, the Kenya Kite Cup sees competitors from all across the region and beyond compete at the beautiful Diani Beach in a freestyle competition & race for some Big Prizes. With both men’s and women’s competitions taking place over the two days, there is going to be a lot of top-quality kite action to be enjoyed.

This fantastic event, which always draws plenty of interest from spectators, also will be helping raise money for Diani Turtle Watch and local conservation charities through raffles that will be running throughout the two-day competition. Local artists and craftsmen will also be showcasing their wares at our craft market, and a beach volleyball tournament will be running when the winds not blowing, so there will be plenty going on, even when the kites are not flying.

Kenya Kite Cup Breakdown

24+

Riders

2

Days

$3000

in Prize Money

10+

Nationalities

3

Categories

Objectives of the Kenya Kite Cup 2024

The Kite Cup a great spectacle of athleticism and technical skill, it also offers the chance to help us boost local initiatives. The primary objectives of the Kenya Kite Cup are;

  • To Promote Kitesurfing in Kenya & Diani specifically as a world class Kitesurfing destination.
  • Create awareness for ocean wildlife and the conservation efforts being carried out by our partners at the Diani Turtle Water & Marine Education Center
  • Showcase Diani for tourism, fun & activities, boosting local business and economies on the Kenyan south Coast.

The Competitions

Free Style Contest

  • Men and Women compete separately from each other
  • Two riders in each heat
  • Competitors have 10 minutes to perform their best tricks
  • Judges will allocate points on a scale from 1-10 based on difficulty, fluidity, kite position and style throughout the maneuver
  • 5 highest scoring tricks will be counted for the heat
  • The rider with highest total score will proceed into the next round

Relay Races

  • Mixed teams of three riders. Each team is distinguished by wearing different coloured bibs.
  • To the sound of a fog horn one rider of each team has to race downwind around a buoy and back to the beach.
  • As soon as the first rider of each team touches the beach, the second rider of each team starts.
  • The team, whose 3rd rider finishes the course first, is the winning team.

Our Partners

Kenya Kite Cup Sponsors

The Kenya Kite Cup can only happen thanks to the generous sponsors of the event, whose contributions make this celebration possible. If you would like to sponsor the event contact us here for more information. Below are our available sponsorship packages.

Gold Package

  • Your company mentioned as an event sponsor on Capital FM on the radio promotion & by our onsite announcer during the event.
  • Your company listed on the Kenya Kite Cup website.
  • 3 dedicated posts on Nomad Beach Bar’s social media accounts.
  • Your company logo will be featured on all promotional material produced.
  • Your company’s hashtag used on every other posts on The Sands’ social media pages.
  • 2 vouchers worth 5,000 KES each at The Nomad Beach Bar.
  • 1 Activation spot.

Silver Package

  • Your company mentioned as an event sponsor by our onsite announcer during the event.
  • Your company listed on the Kenya Kite Cup website.
  • 2 dedicated posts on one of The Sands’ social media accounts.
  • Your company logo will be featured on all promotional material produced.
  • Your company’s hashtag used on 2 other posts on The Sands’ social media pages.
  • 1 voucher worth 5,000 KES each at The Nomad Beach Bar.
  • 1 Activation spot.

Bronze Package

  • Your company mentioned as an event sponsor by our onsite announcer during the event.
  • Your company listed on the Kenya Kite Cup website.
  • 1 dedicated posts on one of The Sands’ social media accounts.
  • Your company logo will be featured on all promotional material produced.
  • Your company’s hashtag used on 3 other posts on The Sands’ social media pages.
  • 1 voucher worth 3,000 KES each at The Nomad Beach Bar.
  • 1 Activation spot.