IKSA Event Calendar

IKSA Water Charge 2015



Here we go again!

Back again for the 11th year of IKSA events... and new for 2015 is the IKSA Water Charge.

The aim of IKSA Water Charge is to get as many people as we can out on the water, having fun kite racing, attempting the longest hang time and throwing down some freestyle.
With three different types of competition every rider gets a fighting chance regardless of their personal riding level... so save the date!

Three fleets will compete alongside each other... it is all about getting people involved and racing so don't be intimidated it is open for any rider to compete!

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.

1st - Cash Prize
2nd - Cash Prize
3rd - Cash Prize
Youth Class - Kite Equipment sponsored by Kiteessence Kitesurfing

"Kitesurf Warehouse" Hang Time: Mens & Ladies 

How long can you hang?  Take your kite, load up your board and take-off towards the skies!

1st Place Only for Mens
1st Place Only for Ladies

Freestyle: Mens, Ladies, Youths (U18)

Got some moves?... Throw down with style and wow the crowds.

1st - Cash Prize
2nd - Cash Prize
3rd - Cash Prize
Youth Class - Kite Equipment

Event Information

Where: Co. Down - Location for the event has been confirmed as Ballyholme Beach.
Beaches : Tyrella, Ballyholme, or Cloughey, wind speed and direction dependent.  The IKSA committee will make the call on beach to be used for event on April 22nd.


24th April 2015 - 11.30am Practice Day / Beach Clean Up / Event Registration between 7pm & 9pm followed by the IKSA AGM @ 9pm
25th April 2015 - 9am Skippers Meeting, Competitions planned to start at 9.30am 
26th April 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, two or all three disciplines:

IKSA Members: €35 (excl. Temporary Memberships)
Non-IKSA Members: €45
U16s: Free


TT Racing Event Rules

Hang Time Rules & Format

Freestyle Rules & Format

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


Online Registration is now open for all competitors.  If you are an IKSA Member, please log in before completing 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 Registration Check-in on Friday, April 24th between 6 & 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,
Wet & Wild and
Kiteessence Kitesurfing

Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting the IKSA

Location information