The Wind Report May'2023

Published Wed 10 May 2023

The Wind Report

- May 2023-

Check out the latest kiteboarding and wing foiling news in Australia in our May edition of the Wind Report newsletter and stay tuned for all things kiteboarding and winging related. Don't miss out on the latest events, clinics, trips, competitions and cool initiatives across the country.




Kitefoiling Nationals and Oceanics - stepping stone to the Olympics

The 2023 Australian Kitefoil Nationals are set for Sydney alongside the Oceania Olympic Qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics. It will be held between 11-15th December 2023.

In just over a year’s time, the 2024 Olympics will take place in Paris and Kitefoil racing will be making its debut. It is an exciting time for our sport in the lead up to the games.

Save the date and stay tuned to register to the event and compete for your chance to be the Australian Kitefoil Champion and to secure Australia a place at the start line for the 2024 Olympics for the first time.

Formula Kitefoiling

Croc Classic - National Kitefoil Event

The annual Croc Classic Kitefoil event is on in Townsville from the 23rd till the 25th of June, 2023.

The sunny Townsville offers stable trade winds and sunny weather this time of year with perfect conditions for kitefoil racing. There is an open racing division, and a freeride gear (Formula X) division. With six races scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this event is bound to deliver. Book your tickets now and join in the 3-day fun fest.

Enter the Croc Classic

We are recruiting: General Manager position now open

Our General Manager, Declan McCarthy, who has made an invaluable contribution to our organisation and community over the last 6 years, is leaving his position at Kiteboarding Australia. This means we are on a lookout for a passionate kiteboarder/wing foiler to take over the reins and continue growing our favourite sports nationwide.

Declan has played an integral role in building strong relationships with our State organisations, volunteers and key stakeholders to expand our national event calendar to over 40 events per year, grow our membership and community, integrate new and emerging disciplines and wind sports into the KA offering and progress our schools' curriculum and accreditation program to the highest standards. He is also a talented kiteboarder and has collected a few Wave trophies along the way.

Please join us in thanking Declan for his invaluable contribution to our favourite sport.

Do you have what it takes to become the next Kiteboarding Australia General Manager?

Apply for the General Manager role

Declan McCarthy

Photo Credit: Maurice Windley


Kiteboarding Instructor Course

Take your kiteboarding skills to a new level and make the first step towards a new, exciting career path this May.

Kiteboarding Australia, together with some of our best teachers, are launching a level 1 kiteboarding instructor course. It is a 5-day experience that will run from the 17th till the 21st of May, 2023 in Port Stephens, NSW.

We already have quite a few people signed up, so you will be spending time with like-minded kiters and immersing yourself in real-life practical situations while learning the critical information needed to teach beginner kiteboarders safely.

Whether you want to launch your career in the kiteboarding industry, improve your knowledge of the sport or simply feel more comfortable teaching your mates, this course if for you.

Become a kiteboarding instructor

Photo credit: Adam Gajdul


Sending it at Tarifa

Our young talent, Ruben Swart, is representing Australia at a prestigious Big Air competition, Full Power Tarifa

The 15-year old prodigy from Western Australia and the winner of the King of the Pond competition is taking on some of the best kiteboarders in the world in Tarifa. We wish him good luck and good winds.

Learn more about Ruben's journey

Credit: Ruben Swart, PerthNow


Trip to Haven

The kiteboarding season in north Queensland is about to kick in with consistent trade winds throughout winter. Take a trip that you will never forget to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach.

Our friends at Smile Kitesurf are offering Kiteboarding Australia members an exclusive $300 discount on their trip in June. They will take you to the Hill Inlet and other picturesque locations around the reef, help to improve your kiting, make new friends and memories.

Take a trip to Whitehaven

Photo credit: Smile Kitesurf, Ollie Jacobs