ARSA Kiteboarding Classic

The ARSA Kiteboarding Classic is on again for 2009. Running for the 3rd year, this unique event is designed to encourage maximum participation among all Australian kiteboarders. This year the event will be staged over 2 days, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of June.

This weekend is a long weekend allowing the Public holiday Monday to either travel home, or stay around for an extra day of kiting.

This year the event will again be split into 2 divisions, PRO and Open, allowing all competitors a chance to compete in a level they feel comfortable with.

The focus of the ARSA Kiteboarding Classic is simply to have fun kiting in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people and party hard. We are inviting all kiters of every level and style of riding to come and join us. Whether you are just riding up wind, or you are ripping it up at competition level, this event is for you!

In 2008 we introduced Board-a-X racing to the event, an event style that hasnt really been offered in Australia so far, and it went off with a bang. After the success in 2008, we are going to make racing a larger part of this event, making use of the prime flat water conditions and perfect spectator views. We plan to have the best race format seen in Oz yet.

This year, the Adrenalin Rush Sports Australia Kiteboarding Classic will be a FREE event! Yep.... a FREE event. The only thing we ask of you is to come with a ripper attitude, lots of kites, heaps of good times, perfect wind, and of course your dancing shoes ready to party!


Open Division: As long as you can ride up wind and re-launch your own kite your in.
Pro Division: If you are a pro/sponsored rider including anyone who is on a local team rider deal and or gets any assistance with gear your in.


The event format will include:

- Freestyle Expression Session

- Boarder X Racing

- Relays

-Speed Trials

*These events are subject to change due to wind and tide conditions.


This will be a FREE event, however you will need to be a member of AKSA. If you are not member, we will have a reduced fee of $30(part membership) and hopefully you can register online before coming to the event. (more info to come on this).


Event will be held at EAST POINT, Mackay Harbour. There is a dirt road on the south end of life savers area. You will need to follow the dirt road to the very end, about a 5min drive. *PLEASE NOTE: This road is excessible to normal cars, however you will need to take it easy in some areas. Can get a bit rough around the edges.


There will be a BBQ running over the weekend thanks to the Mackay Blokart Club. You can BUY burgers, snags, water and softdrinks at resonable prices. * PLEASE NOTE: There is no free BBQ or Drinks this year, so please come prepared.


Venue and details still to come so keep your eye out..... Just know it\'s going to be BIG! *PLEASE NOTE: There will be some night life planned each night and details still to come.


The Grande Mercure right in the middle of town was a hit last year. Perfect location, 5min drive across the bridge to the harbour and short walking distance to the night life and presentations. * PLEASE NOTE: Just waiting on special rates for competitors. More info to come soon.


Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger airways has got some awesome deals on getting to Mackay from Brisbane,Sydney,Melbourne,WA. Check them out and see if you can grab a cheapie!