SAKA’s Successful 2013
SAKA has been extremely busy this year, and the future of kitesurfing in Cape Town is looking brighter by the minute.
In the past year SAKA has secured 3rd part liability insurance for its members. This means that they have managed to get insurance cover for all SAKA approved competitions through the events company MOBE. This is just another step towards moving kitesurfing to a higher level of professionalism in SA.
They have also announced that MOBE events will be running the 2013 SAKA Championships from the end of November 2013 to the end of March 2014. MOBE, who have been running kitesurfing events since 2005, will be in charge of the tour of five events.
There are five event stops for the Championships.
Four of the stops will be a three-day weekend event along the Western Cape:-
- MOBE Xtreme Opens: 29 Nove 2013 – 01 Dec 2013 (Yzerfontein)
- MOBEUltimate X: 20 Dec 2013 – 22 Dec 2013 (Strand)
- MOBE X Wave classic: 21 Feb 2014 – 23 Feb 2014 (Big Bay)
- MOBE Xtreme Pro: 21 March 2014 – 23 March 2014 (Dolphin Beach
And the main five-star competition will run at two different venues over seven days!
- MOBE Xtreme Challenge: 06 Jan – 13 Jan 2014 (Langebaan & Big Bay)
While Monday and Tuesday’s events were called off due to bad weather (06 & 07 Jan) The remaining contest days will still be happening featuring all of the freestyle and wave riding.
There will be different event rankings for each leg and the overall combined results will decide who the new South African kitesurfing champion is. The three disciplines for the tour will be freestyle, wave and slalom racing. Each discipline will have novice and open categories. With all the options for competing, and a full week of entertainment, this is set to be the biggest kiting event South Africa has ever seen!