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Kiteboard Tour in Hainan - China

The Baijin KTA China, (the event that almost did not happen due to the bad typhoon damage and flooding the region experienced only a few weeks before) turned into an absolute classic giving us……

  • the largest field of riders at a KTA event to date – 81 from 17 different countries
  • huge Chinese style opening ceremony, with fireworks and the army.
  • an amazing freestyle comp
  • 60 course racers and a whole pile of races completed
  • full on TT Class
  • a race Clinic from World Champion Bruno Sroka

The event all topped off with a cracking awards night and pool party, with even more fireworks!

The location for the second round of the KTA 10/11 was on the island of Hainan that sits off the south coast of mainland China, the only truly tropical part of the country - something much appreciated by us all, with palm trees and sun...... you can’t go too far wrong. With all stops being pulled out by the Hainan and Wenchang local governments in the wake of their recent flooding nightmares, they still somehow managed to fully support the Baijin KTA China making us the only event still allowed to run this side of the New Year.
 
Wenchang is a new kiteboard location discovery and what a perfect one it is too - long wide sandy beaches, a large flat water bay protected by a reef around 2km out to sea, wind all year round and the 5 Star Baijin Holiday Hotel backing it all up as the title sponsor for China. Although in reality the wind could have been kinder and did not quite reach the forecasted 20kts but the venue still provided us with competition each day.

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