A quick word about our sponsors...

Founded in 2004, Kitesurf Warehouse is one of the UK and Ireland's first kitesurf shops.  

They do things a little differently and concentrate on just a small number of brands and purchase them in big bulk, helping to bring them to their customers at really good prices.

With customers all over the world, the entire operation is serviced from a little office and warehouse in County Down.  

Check out their current stock at
www.kitesurfwarehouse.com and go Like them over on Facebook.


Aboveboard is a water sports activity centre based behind the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  They teach Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP), Winch/Wake boarding lessons, rentals and packages.

Classes are taught in small student to instructor ratios, so that people get the most from their lesson. Our courses run all year round, are available at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels and are structured by IKO/ASI/BSUPA International standards.We supply only the most up to date sporting equipment and guarantee a fun day out for families, friends and group bookings.

Check out their website, go Like them over on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Pure Magic Watersports is a Kitesurfing/Stand Up Paddle board shop and school based in Dublin since 2006, and since 2010, also a B'n'B, restaurant and activity centre in Achill Island.

But Pure Magic is not only a shop or school, Pure Magic are a family which opens their door, their home and their passions to you, you will understand the passion and motivation we all share.  Sharing is caring. Sharing is everything. 

They love putting all their efforts towards the same goal; sharing special moments and of course these moments we love ourselves... it could be a kite lesson, a trip in SUP, a trip abroad, or it could be an event.  The whole idea of Pure Magic is about SHARING OUR PASSION.
Obviously, to do so, we also believe in providing Excellence and Experience to each of our student-customer-guest.  This is why we have always been working to the best standards with the best team, equipment and philosophy.
Pure Magic also believe strongly in the community.  The Irish community involved in all the water sports has been growing day after day and this is a point of great pride and to be part of this development.  Ireland is a unique place in the world for that there is nowhere better to make friends on the beach or on the water.

Check out their website and go Like the Dublin and Achill Facebook Pages and follow them on Twitter.

Hooked Kitesurfing is based on Duncannon Beach Co.Wexford, Ireland's first bespoke kitesurfing centre opened in June 2013 over looking the picturesque Hook Head peninsula.

Owner Niall Roche has been teaching here since 2009 year round and also runs the annual Hooked Kitefest in August each year.
"There is no better thrill than getting giving a student their first board start down the beach, it's an amazing feeling and for the student even more" says Niall, " I love teaching as much as I did 5 yrs ago when I started".

Check out their website, go Like them over on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Kiteessence is a fast growing kitesurfing company created by people who love kiting, for people who want to try this adrenaline feeling and taste of excitement.

They specialise in providing professional kitesurfing lessons with IKO qualified instructors in Dublin Bay.

Check out their website, go Like them over on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

The Prizes -  sponsored by 'our good selves' and, with HUGE thanks to, Kitesurf WarehouseAboveboard, Pure Magic WatersportsHooked Kite Surfing and Kiteessence ..., in no particular order, are:

  • IKSA hoodies - we have at least three of these, assorted sizes and colours, to give away 
  • Weather Flow Wind Meter (WON) - awesome little device that takes a wind reading (speed & direction) with your smart phone
  • One Year's IKSA Membership (WON) - one lucky member will get their current membership extended by 12 months
  • Ace Helmet - (WON) suitable for kite, wake (maybe even riding your bike - but probably not!)
  • Pro Skin Rash Vests - we have five of these, assorted sizes and colours, to give away
  • Progression Advanced DVD - get out of your Intermediate comfort zone & hit new Advanced heights with your tricks
  • Progression Professional DVD - take the roof off and go pro all the way!
  • SUP Session (WON) for a group of 4 people, with Aboveboard, for those windless days (valid Monday to Friday)
  • Mystic Star Short-arm Long-leg Wetsuit (Small) (WON)
  • Cabrinha Lycra Rash Vest (X-Small) (WON)
  • Pure Magic Hoodie (WON)
  • Collector's Edition Battle for the Bay T-Shirt (WON)
  • Cabrinha Baseball Cap (WON)
  • Advanced 1:1 Lesson with Hooked Kitesurfing - (2.5hr - rider must have previously completed full course with a school)
  • Billabong Rashguard
  • Girl's Femi Pleasure Hoodie (WON)

We will continue adding to this list as more sponsors come forward and more prizes are added to the "booty bag".

Remember the cut off point for the first draw is Friday, June 13th at 12:00 (midday, noon, etc.) - make sure your membership is active at that time to ensure your name is in the hat!!!

Winners will be added below as each prize is drawn!

Following our first draw, we have a winner...

  1. June 13th: Mr Ronan Conway - wins an IKSA Hoodie, and as it's our first draw, a Pro Skin Rashie!!! [Live Draw Video]
  2. June 20th: Roman Deak - wins Summer Wetsuit, Pro Skin Rashie, Battle for Bay t-shirt & Sunscreen!!! [Live Draw Video].  Roman very generously decided to pass his prizes on to one of our junior members, and after a random selection, Darragh O'Brien will be the recipient of the prize bundle - congrats Darragh & thanks very much Roman for this very generous gesture.
  3. July 4th: Sarah B - selected for herself a SUP Session for 4 People [Live Draw Video]
  4. July 11th: Mikee Hamilton - Weatherflow Windmeter & Pure Magic Hoodie winging their way to you [Live Draw Video]
  5. July 18th: Wiktoria Konczylo - prizes are Ace Helmet and Girl's Femi Pleasure Hoodie [Live Draw Video]
  6. July 25th: Kyra McKenna - wins 1 year's IKSA Membership and Cabrinha Baseball Cap [Live Draw Video]
  7. August 1st: [Live Draw Video]
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