The 2014 Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic
Brought to you by The Halyards Hotel
From the 3rd to the 6th of January 2014 the little sleepy village of Cannon Rocks in the Eastern Cape will once again become the epicenter of Kitesurfing for all of South Africa.
Some Internationals riders will also be making their way to the sunshine coast to participate in this event.
They will all be hoping for some of the awesome conditions Cannon Rocks is renowned for.
The contest, which is now in its 4th edition, has grown to a more “Festival” type of event. The kiteboarders taking center-stage will once again be displaying this amazing visual sport. Within different categories, all riders of all levels will be able to show off their stuff and entertain the crowds.
The pro division will see Freestyle action, Wave Riding and Slalom Race taking place
Amateurs will be taking part in an expression session as well as a Slalom Race
Given the right conditions and entries, organizers hope to run a beginner body dragging race as well as a separate big air / megaloop show off session open to all with special prizes being set aside for that. This will be a spectacular show of high jumps and power riding that always proves popular with spectators.
The Cannon Rocks kiteboarding Classic is a flexible event which adapts to the conditions and the riders making sure everyone has a good time on the water and on the beach. Beach activities are planned for the days without wind, with Frisbee demonstrations, sandcastle building for the kids and volleyball all supplied by the Halyards Hotel.
A tent will be set up on the car park with music, food and refreshments on sale.
Stalls inside the tent will give the various sponsors the opportunity to display some of their products.
The Halyard hotel will once again be our major partner in this event supplying infrastructure and cash prizes.
Peter Lynn kite sports and newcomer Wipronet will be our main cash sponsors. Peter Lynn will also be demoing their new wave kite “The Swell”
Absa will once again be supporting the event as a cash sponsor.
Newcomers Audi and Chunky Muesli will be promoting their products at the event and sponsoring.
Great support by the local businesses with Cannon Rocks Holiday resort, Cannon Rocks Homebuilders, Seef Properties joining the event as cash sponsors.
Our suppliers enabling us to make the event special: XS- Sports, Cannon Plant and Tool Hire, Thule, Rack ‘n Road, Kenton Travel, Honda Marine.
And our Media Sponsor Talk of the Town
Entry fee is R 250
The Event will kick off with an opening function on Thursday the 2nd of January at 19h00 for riders and press at the Cannon Rocks kite beach inside the tent. Riders will have the opportunity to register and will be supplied with refreshments and snacks.
Late registrations can be done on the beach at 9h00 am on Friday the 3rd.
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