The longest running professional kiteboarding competition in the Philippines, the Philippine Kiteboarding Tour is all set as they continue their campaign in spreading the stoke of kiteboarding in our country.
For the first time, PKA Tour Season 5 will have Lakawon Island as their first stop. Lakawon Island is a 13-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental. Next stop will be in Bantayan Island, north of Cebu and then Boracay Island for the third stop and Cagbalete Island in Quezon Province for the final stop.
“We will have more competitors this year from other Asian countries like Thailand, China and Laos.” said Mr. Jay Ortiz, President of Philippine Kiteboarding Association. “We will also be focusing in developing young kiteboarding athletes from different parts of the Philippines and train them so that we can have the slot for Asia for the upcoming Youth Olympics in Argentina next year.” Mr. Ortiz added.
The 2018 Youth Olympics will feature an event for the best 12 male and best 12 female competitors in the world aged between 15 and 18 (born between January 1st, 2000, and 31st December 2003).
ISAF has also confirmed that kiteboarding will be included in the 2019 World Beach Games, in Sochi, Russia, alongside windsurfing. The World Beach Games will be the third biggest sports event in the world after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.
The Philippine Kiteboarding Association’s goal is to develop the talent of young athletes and engage them more in kiteboarding. With the upcoming PKA Tour, kiteboarders will have the chance to excel and gain more experience and prepare them for future international competitions.
The Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Season 5 is proudly presented by ICTSI. Visit the official Facebook Page of Philippine Kiteboarding Tour for more details. CLICK HERE.