Kiteboard Tour Asia: riders will visit nine countries in 2017 | Photo: Baranescu/KTA

The 2017 Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) will feature 13 events taking place in nine different countries.

The Asian kiteboarding circuit will visit Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Riders are ready to compete in two main divisions - Twin Tip Racing, and Freestyle X - and the new season will kick off in a paradise called Pak Nam Pran, a Thai fishing village.

In March, the spot gets favorable winds in the 12-to-20-foot range, and the long beach is mostly frequented by kiteboarders.

The 2017 KTA season will once again accommodate the key rounds of the Kitesurf Association of Thailand (KAT) National Series so that riders can cut down on the travel.

2017 Kiteboard Tour Asia | Schedule

Moose Asian TTR Championships | Pranburi, Thailand | 12-18 March
KTA Freestyle X | Pranburi, Thailand | 12-18 March
KTA Asia Surf Expo & ADEX 2017 | Singapore | 7-9 April
TT:R Open Korea | Daechon Beach | 16-21 May
KiteFoil GoldCup Korea | Daechon Beach | 16-21 May
KTA Open | Solomon Islands | June/July
KTA X-Champs | Vietnam | Ninh Chu Bay | 20-24 July
KTA Open | Fiji | August
TTR World Championships 2017 | Korea | 29-3 September
KTA KiteFoil Open 2017 | Korea | 29-3 September
KTA X Champs Sri lanka | Kalpitiya | September
TBA | Penghu, Taiwan | November
KTA X Champs Indonesia | Lagoi Bay, Indonesia | December

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