• Anegada Kite & Paddle Festival

    An action packed weekend bringing together

    water men & women to kite, paddle,

    compete, learn & spread the stoke.

     

    ANEGADA , BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • 11th & 12th JANUARY 2020

    Anegada ​Beach Club

  • THE FESTIVAL

    Kite. Paddle. Yoga. Connect.

    Try something new.

     

    The Anegada Kite & Paddle Festival aims to bring together a community of watermen and women in one of the most secluded kite spots in the world to enjoy the wind and waves.

    If you're a watersports newbie the Anegada Kite & Paddle Festival offers introductionary kiteboarding lessons and stand up paddle boarding clinics to give you the support you need to get on the water. If you're already kiting have a pro clinic, enter one of our competitions and explore the coast on an epic downwinder!

    Why Anegada?


    Anegada is the most northern island in the British Virgin Islands. It's 15 mile coast lines of white sandy beaches and shallow blue waters makes it the most scenic watersports playground in the region especially for kiteboarders and paddlers alike! There's almost always a consistent breeze blowing through Anegada attracting kiteboarders locally and internationally. Worldwide it truly is one of the most incredible kite locations in the world!

     

    (And it's on your door step Virgin Island community!)

  • Agenda

    We have yet to confirm our agenda for January 2020 but have a peak at last years agenda to get an idea of how action packed and epic your weekend will be!

     

    Sign ups for competitions/downwinders/lessons available at registration.

    EXAMPLE AGENDA

    2020 Agenda to be announced...

     

    Saturday 9th

     

    Transfers from Ferry dock & Anegada Airport available, please email info@tommygauntkitesurfing.com to request.

     

    9:00am Welcome & Registration at Anegada Beach Club

    9:30am Yoga

    9:30am Paddle Board with guidance for beginners

    10:00am Kite lessons Beginner (1.5hr)

    10:00am Kite Lessons Intermediate (1.5hr)

    10:00am 9:30am Downwinder for independent kiters, option to paddle board for non-kiters

    (Downwinder location to be confirmed with wind direction)

    11:30am Kite lessons (1.5hr)

    11:30am Kite Lessons Intermediate (1.5hr)

     

    12:30pm -1:30pm Lunch

     

    2:00pm Tommy Gaunt Pro Clinic

    2:00pm Kite Boarding expression session! Enjoy the show with music & drinks on the beach!

    4:15pm Transfers back to Ferry & Airport from ABC

    4:00pm Yoga

    5:30pm Meditation and breath work session

     

    Evening theme

    6:30pm Cocktails by the Pool Bar

    7:30pm BVI BBQ style Dinner

    8:00pm Beer Pong Tournament + DJ’s

     

    EXAMPLE AGENDA

    2020 Agenda to be announced...

     

    Sunday 10th

    Transfers from Ferry dock & Anegada Airport available, please email info@tommygauntkitesurfing.com to request.

     

    8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

    9:00am Welcome & Registration for those with single sunday ticket!

    9:00am Kite lessons 1.5hrs at ABC

    9:00am Meditation and breath work session

    10am Downwinder for independent kiters, option to paddle board for non-kiters

    (Downwinder location to be confirmed with wind direction)

    10:00am Yoga session

    10:30am Kite lessons 1.5hrs at ABC

    12:00pm Yoga session

    1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch

     

    2:30pm Tommy Gaunt Pro Clinic

    2:30pm Kiting at the beach club

    4:30pm Transfers to Ferry & Airport available

     

    5:00pm Event Finishes - see you next year!

  • Accommodation

    Special Rates at Anegada Beach Club

     

    Anegada Beach Club is offering discounted rates exclusively for event goers.

    Hotel reservations will be cross checked with ticket holders.

     

    Please contact ABC directly for bookings & ask for your Kite Fest discount.

     www.anegadabeachclub.com

     

    Please note rooms do sell out quickly at Anegada Beach Club, please message us on Facebook if you need assistance finding more accommodation.

  • TICKETS

    TICKET SALES OPENING SOON

     

     

    Tickets are limited & MUST be purchased in advance. There are two types of tickets (1) Kiters & Paddlers Tickets and (2) Spectators Tickets. Each ticket can either be purchase for 1 day or for the whole weekend. Please read carefully to ensure you sign up for the right ticket type, this is crucial to ensure your lesson slot is confirmed as they are limited.

     

    (1) KITER & PADDLERS TICKETS

    Both ticket options (1 day or 2 day) are available in beginner, intermediate & independent kiters types, please select the ticket type depending on your skill level. If you have any questions please ask prior to booking your ticket so we can ensure you book the one best suited!

     

    Beginner: never had lessons - had a lesson years ago - refresh on flying a kite | 40 available tickets
    Intermediate: those who are already riding on the board | 8 available tickets
    Independant: kiters that have their own gear and do not need any supervision | 40 available

     

    Private lessons - If you would like to book private lessons we MAY be able to make arrangements for this - please let us know prior to Dec 01 so we can work on your request.

     

    1 Day - Kiters & Paddlers |$130

    Available Ticket Types: 1-Day Saturday, 1-Day Sunday

    This ticket is for those who want to get stuck in with watersports (all levels) on either the Saturday or Sunday. Inclusive of: Event access for 1 day - 1 kite lesson, Daily Pro Clinic and/or Downwinder (including transfers for downwinders), 2 meals (Sat: lunch, dinner OR Sun: breakfast, lunch.), event cocktail specials, transfers between ABC and the airport/ferry, event goodies, yoga classes & workshops. Plus 10% off next 1hr lesson with Tommy Gaunt Kitesurfing (must be used by June 2019)

     

    2 Day - Weekend Warrior Kiters & Paddlers |$190

    This ticket is for those who want to get stuck in with watersports (all levels) all weekend long! Inclusive of: Event access all weekend - 2 kite lessons (1 per day), daily pro clinics and/or downwinders (including transfers for downwinders), 4 meals (Sat: lunch, dinner AND Sun: Breakfast, lunch.), event cocktail specials, transfers between ABC and the airport/ferry, event goodies yoga classes & workshops. Plus 25% off next 1hr lesson with Tommy Gaunt Kitesurfing (must be used by June 2019)

     

     

    (2) SPECTATOR TICKETS

    1 Day - Spectator Ticket |$78

    Available Ticket Types: 1-Day Saturday, 1-Day Sunday

    This ticket is for those who want to be beach bound allowing access to the event but with no watersports involved on either Saturday or Sunday. Inclusive of: Event access for 1 day - 2 meals (Sat: lunch, dinner OR Sun: Breakfast, lunch.), event cocktail specials, transfers between ABC and the airport/ferry and yoga classes. (No watersports/downwinders/lessons are included in this ticket!)

     

    2 Day - Spectator Ticket |$145

    This ticket is for those who want to be beach bound all weekend long allowing access to the event but with no watersports involved. Inclusive of: Inclusive of: Event access all weekend long - 2 meals (Sat: lunch, dinner AND Sun: Breakfast, lunch.), event cocktail specials, transfers between ABC and the airport/ferry and yoga classes. (No watersports/downwinders/lessons are included in this ticket!)

  • the Founders

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Tommy Gaunt

    Festival Founder & Owner Tommy Gaunt Kitesurfing

    Tommy grew up near the beach in Scotland and has been kiting for 12 years. Kitesurfing has taken Tommy from Scotland to Australia to Antigua before landing in the BVI in 2014. Tommy established Tommy Gaunt Kitesurfing five years ago.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Kezzia Gray

    Festival Co-Founder & Event Manager

    A BVI local, Kezzia found her love for kitesurfing & events after working 4 years on Necker Island. For the past 5 years she has planned events internationally and in the BVI.

  • SPONSORS

    Shout out to those who support to make this event possible!

    Thank you to our 2019 sponsors.

     

    If you would like to sponsor us for our 2020 event please email info@tommygauntkitesurfing.com

    40 Knot Sponsor

    (PLATNIUM)

    40 Knot Sponsor

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    40 Knot Sponsor

    (PLATNIUM)

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    Ticket Fairy

    20 Knot Sponsor

    (SILVER)