India: the sultans of wind

The first kitesurfing competition will hit India, between 23rd-25th May, at Mandwa. The Red Bull Quila Surf will showcase 70 Indian kitesurfers in the water.


The costal district of Raigad is ready for action. The Red Bull Quila Surf is the first ever kitesurfing competition in the country and anxiety grows.

Ines Correia, the 2011 Kite Surf Pro (KSP) World Tour champion from Portugal, has been invited to judge the riders based on speed, maneuverability and attitude.

The initial rounds will pick the best 20 kitesurfers for the final round, to be held in the famous Murud-Janjira Fort, located one kilometer in the Arabian Sea, off Raigad.

The elite group of kitesurfers reaching the final lot of the Red Bull Quila Surf will travel to Tuticorin Port for an exclusive two-day training with Ines Correia. They will learn how to enhance their kite surfing techniques, details on cross-shore and on-shore winds, safety, fitness regimen, etc.