World Kiteboarding Championship to kick off in Akyaka

World Kiteboarding Championship to kick off in Akyaka


The Turkish Aegean town of Akyaka in the southwestern province of Muğla will welcome the World Kiteboarding Championship (WKC) for the second consecutive year from Sept. 5 to Sept. 9.

Akyaka is said to have made an ideal choice for the start of the WKC 2018 season as it offers warm, clear waters and reliable thermal winds at this time of year.

The event will see the top 24 men and 12 women in the world come up against each other.

All of the biggest names will be present, such as the current World Champion Carlos Mario from Brazil, as well as fellow Brazilian Set Teixeira, former World Champion Alex Pastor from Spain and Austrian Champion Stefan Spiessberger.

For the women, current Queen of Freestyle Bruna Kajiya of Brazil, 14-year-old Mikaili Sol from Brazil, Francesca Bagnoli from Italy, Paula Novotna from the Czech Republic and Rita Arnaus from Spain.

The event will be fully live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube and is expected to be followed by millions of people online.