IKSA Event Calendar

Hooked Kitefest 2015



IT'S Back!!

Following the enormous success (see the feedback) of the first IKSA Water Charge @ Ballyholme - we are excited to be invited to bring this event format to the Hooked Kitefest 2015.

The aim of IKSA Water Charge is to get as many people as we can out on the water, having fun kite racing and attempting the longest hang time... Every rider gets a fighting chance regardless of their personal riding level.

Three fleets will compete alongside each other... it is all about getting people involved, racing and having fun - so don't be intimidated.  

The event is open to all riders - there are no heats or knock-outs and, if conditions are anything like Ballyholme back in April, we will be racing all day long!

See our Official Event Guide for more information about this event and check for updates on this page and on IKSA social media channels.

Event Outline

Twin Tip Racing: Mens, Masters 35+, Ladies and Youths (U18)

Twin Tip Racing is open to everyone who likes Kiteboarding and who likes to experience a new challenge.  The course will be set in an easy way, so that every Kiteboarder can ride this course with his/her Twin Tip Board. 


The IKSA Water Charge was created this year with the aim of developing an all-inclusive and fun tour/competition for our members and the general kiting community.  
The prize fund system that will be used for this event is based on competitor numbers and our goal is to return, as near to, 100% of the entry fees back as the prizes for this event - so the more that compete in each division the bigger the prize pot!

Prize Money will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st - 50% of Division Entry Fees
  • 2nd - 30% of Division Entry Fees
  • 3rd - 20% of Division Entry Fees

To illustrate with some examples:

  • 10 Masters enter - €350 total entry fees
      • Winner €175(50%), 2nd €105 (30%) & 3rd €70 (20%)
  • 12 Ladies enter - €420 total entry fees
      • Winner €210, 2nd €125 & 3rd €85
  • 15 Men enter - €525 total entry fees
    • Winner €265, 2nd €160 & 3rd €100

Hang Time: Mens & Ladies 

How long can you hang?  Take your kite, load up your board and take-off towards the skies!  Your \"hang time\" will be measured from when your board leaves the water to when you land... and the longest time takes the crown. 

Event Information

Where: Duncannon Beach, Co. Wexford as part of Hooked Kitefest 2015


21st August 2015 - Practice Day / Rider Registration between 7pm & 9pm
22nd August 2015 - 9am Skippers Meeting, Competitions planned to start at 9.30am 
23rd August 2015 - 9am Skippers Meeting, Competitions planned to start at 9.30am with Prize Giving scheduled for 4pm

Entry Fee:

The following entry fees apply for the event, regardless of whether you enter one or both disciplines:

IKSA Members: €35 (excl. Temporary Memberships)
Non-IKSA Members: €45
U16's: Free

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days for competitors
A Numbered Race Jersey will also be provided for each rider


TT Racing Event Rules

Hang Time Rules & Format


Online Registration is now open for all competitors.  If you are an IKSA Member, please log in before completing the form as your account details will be auto loaded for you.  Please complete all details and we will arrange payment via Paypal or in person at Rider Registration on Friday, August 21st between 7 & 9pm.

Please ensure you have valid IKSA Membership or equivalent 3rd party insurance for the dates of this event as this is mandatory to compete.

Proof of insurance will be needed on the day. NO INSURANCE! NO ENTRY!

Sponsored by:  
Kitesurf Warehouse
Hooked Kitesurfing

If you are interested in supporting/sponsoring this event - please get in touch.


Location information