National Kiteboarding League: Freestyle and Wave specialists head to the Gold Coast | Photo: NKL

After six successful regional rounds, the National Kiteboarding League (NKL) is set for the Grand Final, on the Gold Coast, from February 18th-21st.

The Australian-Kiwi kiteboarding series kicked off on the Gold Coast and then traveled to Christchurch, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne. The circuit included Men and Women division in both Waves and Freestyle disciplines.

The final event of the season will gather riders from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and New Zealand for the ultimate showdown.

"Spectators can expect to see around 30 of Australia and New Zealand's best kiters really pushing the boundaries with some big airs, front rolls, back rolls and amazing tricks," notes David De Witt, event director of the NKL.

The NKL Series Grand Final will feature 24 top kiteboarders from Freestyle and Wave, plus six wildcards. Two Big Air specialist will also be crowned overall champions.

"I'm stoked that New Zealand and Australia have combined a series of events for us. It’s about time we got more involved with bigger and better events. Hopefully, I'll pull some sweet doubles, but I'm just hoping we get so good conditions so we can all bust out our best moves!" added Marc Jacobs, who will fight for the title.

2016 Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) | Finalists


Jamie McCully (QLD)
Marc Jacobs (NZ)
Brant Oxlade (SA)
Simon Wichtermann (WA)
Elliot Drury (NSW)
Ewan Jaspan (VIC)

Sammy Pearce (QLD)
Polly Crathorne (NZ)
Elise Pothurst (SA)
Shannon Ducker (WA)
Marine Sudre (NSW)
Katie Potter (VIC)


Jamie Symons (QLD)
Aaron Smith (NZ)
Marty Bone (SA)
Billy Hampton (WA)
Matt Roney (NSW)
James Carew (VIC)

Michel Blinkhorn (QLD)
Lynn Thomassen (QLD)
Jacqui Hockaday (SA)
Tina Harrison (WA)
Michelle Malmedal-Sollar (NSW)

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