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2nd KTA Bintan – Indonesia 2014






DATE:22.01.2014 - 26.01.2014

LENGTH:5 days


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The KTA returns to Bintan Island in Indonesia for its second season. Bintan provided one of the big surprises during last year’s tour for the KTA in their first visit to the country. Little known for its kiting scene the Indonesian island that sits close to Singapore provide  great conditions, good winds, fantastic hosts and a great experience for riders and KTA crew alike. It is with great pleasure and excitement we return to Bintan once again for the 2nd round of the 13/4 Asian Championship Tour.

The Kta Bintan Indonesia 2014 will again be in association with Bintan regency and Agro beach Resort.  Situated less than an hour away via comfortable catamaran rides from the modern and culturally vibrant city of Singapore, Bintan Resorts is located on the largest of Indonesia’s enchanting Riau islands in the South China Sea. Experience endless beaches, a wide variety of international-class resorts, and a refreshing host of tropical holiday activities.  Bintan hosts many International events each year including iron man competitions and the Tour De Bintan so they are well equipped and experienced in handling more than its fair share of international athletes each year.

The event location and the riders hotel will however not be one and the same location for this season as the government, the Bintan Regency’ would like to host the on-water competition activity at their own events location at Trikora KM 52

The Agro Beach Resort hotel will still remain the main rider and KTA crew home for the week and the venue will also host the Opening and Closing parties for the competition

The new competition location at Trikora KM 52 is a more open water location than that of the Agro Beach Resort Bay, but it is not as sensitive to tides, so no problems this season with the area drying out at low tide or you will be pleased to hear any need to cross over reef areas to get to the start lines

The completion will carry an equipment prize value of USD 15,000 split equally between the Freestyle RB and TT classes for the top three positions male and female.

IKA/ISAF Course Race World Ranking  – 50 point event

IKA Freestyle World Ranking – 200 point event

KTA Asia Tour ranking points -

The KTA Indonesia shall also feature the hugely popular Weekend Warriors TT Fun Race that joins the event as it did last year over the final weekend to give all you busy working types over in Singapore the chance to be part of the fun – 25th & 26th January. Registration for the Weekend Warriors will be onsite at the Agro Resort on Friday evening or the event site first thing Saturday. Entry as for last year is US50

 Tourist Information

Also we have a very nice added extra for you this year to help you sharpen up your racing skills in advance of the competition with a special Bintan KTA Race Clinic with world championship course race and Gaastra board designer Nils Stolzlechner.

The clinic which is both for TT and Formula board racers will take pace the weekend before the KTA begins to give everyone the chance to take part – 18/19th January.

Nils will cover all aspects of racing from equipment choice and tuning, to race tactics and rules, plus of course the all-important on-water skills training to help you go faster and race more efficiently.

We ran the first KTA Race Clinic with Nils last month in Thailand which went down a storm, so don’t miss your chance while he is in your part of the world.
If you would like to book a spot on the race clinic with Nils then please email david@kiteboardtour.asia


Registration fees can be pre-paid using Paypal to secure your place, alternatively check the notice board for the onsite registration and measurement times.







18 – 19 January 2014

KTA Race Clinic

with Nils Stolzlecher

10am – 5pm daily

TT & Formula training at the Trikora Beach Club


20 – 22 January 2014

KTA Kite Kids

10am  -3pm daily

Agro Beach Resort


22 January  2014

Registration Day

Set-up and warm-up day

Event Opening

Registration 11am – 4pm

warm-up and sort your kit out day

 Opening Party presented by

Agro Beach Resort

23 January  2014


Freestyle, TT and RB class

Course Racing

Free Night

24 January  2014


Weekend Warrior registration

Freestyle, TT and RB class

Course Racing

Mid-way party night

Weekend Warrior registration – Agro Beach Resort

25 January  2014



Weekend Warriors

Freestyle, TT and RB class

Course Racing

Free night

26 January  2014



Weekend Warriors

Awards Night

Freestyle, TT and RB class

Course Racing

Award Ceremony and Closing Party presented by

Agro Beach Resort


Bintan Agro Beach Resort & Oceanic Spa

Jl. Pantai Trikora Km.36, Teluk Bakau

Bintan 29153, Kepulauan Riau Indonesia

Email:   david@kiteboardtour.asia





CURRENCY:Indonesian Rupee





International participants are advised to travel to Bintan via Singapore. Indonesia residents can fly directly from Jakarta to Bintan.

TRAVELLING FROM SINGAPORE: Bintan is accessible via a 50-minute ride on a high speed ferry catamaran from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal is conveniently situated close to Changi International Airport (about 10min by taxi). You can book your ferry online at the following website www.brf.com.sg.

If you plan to connect your flight arriving in Singapore with your ferry for Bintan we recommend you allow at least 3 hours connecting time.

You are advised to book a large taxi at the limousine counter at the arrival hall of changi airport to get to the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with kite gear. This service is available 24 hours, and costs a flat rate of SGD60. Regular taxis (at the taxi stand) are a lot cheaper, but may not be able to fit your equipment.

It is also advisable to arrange your return transfer from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Changi Airport at the same limousine counter.

TRANSFER TO AND FROM FERRY TO EVENT: A free shuttle transfer to and from the event site will be available for all competitors, you must send your ferry arrival details to the local organiser to ensure you have a seat on the bus , YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR ARRIVAL TIMES AND BOOK ACCOMODATION HERE


PASSPORT VALIDITY & VISAS: International passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Bintan, Indonesia.

A Visa-On-Arrival (VOA) for Indonesia is required for some nationalities. Please ensure that you have one full page available for the Indonesian Immigration Visa.

Nationalities that do not require a visa

Nationalities that can apply for a visa on arrival

IMPORTANT! : Bintan is one hour behind Singapore!

Example 1: Ferry departure time from Singapore is 8am – travel time is 55 minutes – ferry arrival time in Bintan is 7.55am.

Example 2: Ferry departure time from Bintan is 4.30pm – travel time is 55 minutes – ferry arrival time in Singapore is 6.25pm.



WIND SPEED: December to March with Northeast monsoon, 12-20kts

WIND TYPE: Trade Winds


WATER TYPE: Very flat water, no waves, little current makes it one of the best places in the world to learn kite boarding and for practicing free style tricks. Some small rocks in the water that you should look out for. Very clean water too as there is no commercial shipping in the area.  the bay is very tidal sensitive, for the racing it will be held outside of the bay, a required walk to the waters edge is required……we recommend to bring along some booties.

RECOMMENDED KITE SIZES: Rig big! go for 10meter up to 15meter…..nothing less!



  • Agro Beach Resort

    There is 2 options within agro beach Resort for Accomodation, Please note this is a closed resort and there are no other accomodation options around the surrounding areas, Agro Beach resort is one of the few resorts on this side of the island therefore booking anything close to the ferry will give you a 1hour transfer each day to the event, please also note the transfer service from the Bintan ferry is for Agro Beach Resort guests only.

    Superior Room: SGD 80.00/Room/Night, included with breakfast and dinner for two persons, and land transfer from Ferry – Resort – Ferry.  For the competition  only included Opening Party (free Beer & Finger Food), Mid Week Party (Free Buffet Dinner Indonesian Style), and Closing Ceremony (Free BBQ Dinner). And the riders will get special disc 20% for the Food & Beverage, 10% for the Spa, and 10% for Convenience & Give Shop, 10% for car rental service, & 10% for Laundry service.


    Long House / Dorm : SGD 20.00/Pax/Night min reservation in rooms that fit 12 Pax. included with simple breakfast, and land transfer from Ferry – Resort – Ferry. For the competition only included Opening Party (free Beer & Finger Food), Mid Week Party (Free Buffet Dinner Indonesian Style), and Closing Ceremony (Free BBQ Dinner). And the riders will get special disc 20% for the Food & Beverage, 10% for the Spa, and 10% for Convenience & Give Shop, 10% for car rental service, & 10% for Laundry service.


    TO MAKE A BOOKING: Please click here to make your booking request, kindly state your expected ferry time for booking the transfer

  • Cabana Beach Resort

    cabana resort

    Link to website