NKL Series: featuring Australia and New Zealand's best male and female kiteboarders | Photo: NKL

A bigger prize money, a Big Air division, a KiteFoil and Twin Tip race, and a new ranking format. The Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League (NKL) is back for a second season with a few upgrades and improvements.

The NKL Series 2016/2017 will once again feature Australia and New Zealand's best male and female kiteboarders. The tour return with five stops - only the Adelaide stage was dropped - and a super final in the Gold Coast.

This time, riders will be allowed to compete in as many events as they like – rather than only entering their home state's round – providing the opportunity to rack up more points for their personal ranking.

At the end of the season, the top performers will compete for titles in their categories: Freestyle, Big Air, and Foil/Twin. The organization will deliver $10,000 in prize money between November 2016 and February 2017.

"The National series is back in full force this season with some exciting new changes that will make the event even bigger and better for all," notes David De Witt, event director at NKL, and president of Kiteboarding Queensland & Northern Territory (KBQNT).

The NKL Series 2016/2017 will continue to give newcomers of all ages the opportunity to try the sport for free in the "Have a Go" sessions, and Dan Sweeney will share his knowledge with all riders in the NKL Coaching Clinics.

Classic Holidays National Kiteboarding League 2016/2017 | Schedule

Gold Coast: 18th-20th November 2016
Perth: 25th-27th November 2016
Christchurch: 2nd-4th December 2016
Sydney: 20th-22nd January 2017
Melbourne: 27th-29th January 2017
Gold Coast (Final): 16th-19th February