• 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

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

    AGENDA

     

    Saturday 11th

     

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

     

    9:00am Welcome & Registration at Anegada Beach Club

    10:00am Wake up Yoga (30 min)

    10:00am Kite lessons Beginner (1.5hr)

    10:00am Kite Lessons Intermediate (1.5hr)

    10:00am 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 Pro Clinic

    2:30pm Kite Boarding Competition and Expression Sessions! Enjoy the show with music & drinks on the beach!

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

    4:30pm Wind Down Yoga (45 min)

     

    Evening theme FUNKY FLORAL

    (Wear your best florals!)

    6:30pm Cocktails by the Pool Bar

    7:30pm BVI BBQ style Dinner

    8:00pm Prize Giving + Beer Pong Tournament + DJ’s

     

    Sunday 12th

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

     

    8:00am Power Yoga (45 min)

    8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

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

    9:00am Kite lessons 1.5hrs at ABC

    10:00am Morning Flow Yoga for the late risers (30 min)

     

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

    (Downwinder location to be confirmed with wind direction)

    10:30am Kite lessons 1.5hrs at ABC

    12:30pm Kiters Stretch Sesh (30 minutes, learn some great stretches!)

     

    1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch

     

    2:30pm Pro Clinic

    2:30pm Chill out and Kite 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.

     

    Use the promo code: KITEFEST

    Discounts apply to bookings that are 2+ nights

     

    Please contact ABC directly with any questions.

     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.

  • GETTING TO ANEGADA

    VI AIRLINNK

    $89. Round Trip

    VI Airlink is offering a discounted rate of $89. per person between Tortola and Anegada. A scenic 8 minute flight between islands!

    Call them directly to make a reservation and let them know you're coming for the kite fest!

     

    Contact: (284) 495 2271

    Website

    ANEGADA EXPRESS

    $50. Round Trip

    A speedy option between Tortola or Virgin Gorda and Anegada. Running on both Saturday and Sunday the perfect option for boating to the event!

     

    Contact: (284) 340 1526

    Website

  • TICKETS

    LINK HERE

     

    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 TEAM

    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 six 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 6 years she has planned events internationally and in the BVI.

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Jake Kelsick

    Pro Kiteboarder, Kite Coach & Content Creator

    Jake grew up soaking in sunshine and eating an ocean full of fun for breakfast. Born and raised in Antigua he has been kiteboarding for over 15 years and most known for constantly pumping out eye-catching media and hyping up everyone he knows to get out there and ride. If you want to know anything about Kiteboarding Jake is your guy!

    Photo credit: Robert Bejil Productions via VisualHunt / CC BY

    Megan Grant

    Pro Kiteboarder, Kite Coach & Artist

    Megan was born and raised in the UK but has been living in the Caribbean for over 6 years and has been kiteboarding for 4 years. She uses kiting to inspire her creative side and creates drawings based around ocean life and kiting. Megan's goal is to inspire other kite girls to get out on the water and have fun!

    Zoe Sorrentino

    Yoga Instructor, Event Coordinator

    Zoe was raised in the British Virgin Islands and grew up with a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Her passions for health and wellness took her on a journey to becoming a yoga instructor. Zoe trained as a teacher in Bali, Indonesia and received her qualifications in spring 2018.

    Kiefer Gray

    Kite Surf Instructor

    Born and raised in the BVI Kiefer is a freelance Watersports Instructor and Yacht Captain. Having worked on Necker Island the last few years Kiefer quickly picked up kiting and now is able to teach it!

  • SPONSORS

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

    Thank you to our 2020 sponsors.

    40 Knot Sponsor

    (PLATNIUM)

    40 Knot Sponsor

    (PLATNIUM)

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    Sail Reposado

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (PLATNIUM)

    Stoli

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    Carib

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    VI AIRLINK

    30 Knot Sponsor

    (GOLD)

    Ticket Fairy

    20 Knot Sponsor

    (SILVER)