Anse La Raie, Mauritius (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The 5th Kiteival Festival is set to take place in Mauritius from 11th to 19th August and is expected to be the most popular in it's history as Susi Mai joins the VIP participants this year.The Kiteival Festival is a staged event incorporating the renowned wave spots around Mauritius, each year event organizers invite famous international ride champions to compete as VIP participants. As well as competing in the race, Susi Mai will be giving demonstrations for competitors. The entry fee is currently two hundred euros, which increases to an amount of two hundred and fifty euros for all entries after the 31st June 2012.
Kiteival has become increasingly popular over the last five years as the minimum requirement for competitors is to be able to ride upwind and in a group, allowing even the most basic skill of rider to partake in this international sporting event. Mauritius is renowned for having some of the most famous wave spots in the world. Kiteival is organized in a variety of stages including spots such as “One Eye” and “Manawa” amongst other famous wave spots around the island paradise. The final stage of the event takes place in the Northern bay of Anse La Raie.
The program for this year’s event includes three days where competitors have no obligations, allowing them to enjoy the beauty of the their venue. They will ride a total of thirty five nautical miles before the actual competition on the 18th and 19th of August. Competitors and spectators will be transported via coach between the various stages and the two resorts where they are staying for the period of the event. A picnic lunch will be supplied to all spectators and competitors on the days when they are riding. The participants will book into Tamassa for three nights and into Merville Beach hotel for the remaining six nights of the event.
Kiteival originated five years ago when Nico Kux realized that there was a possibility that people would enjoy competing in a sporting event which included the famous wave spots around the island. Kux is a rider who has successfully competed in international kite surf events and competitions. “It is not necessary to be a champion to participate: Anyone with average kiting skills will enjoy these unforgettable down winders.” says Nico Kux, a Mauritian kite surfing expert and the technical director of Kiteival.
Peter Michaels of holidays-mauritius.co.uk says “For Kite surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts Mauritius is paradise, conditions and climate could not be better. Kiteival is a fantastic reason to have a holiday in Mauritius as the spectacle and the carnival atmosphere add a lot to this stunning destination”
For competitors and spectators alike, Kiteival is expected to be another highlight for Mauritius, if a further reason reason were needed to holiday in Mauritius, Kiteival is it. For more information visit http://holidays-mauritius.co.uk/whats-on-in-mauritius/kiteival-mauritius-2012-not-to-be-missed/