4th KTA Philippines – Boracay Island 2013
2013 marks the 4th year and visit for the KTA to Boracay, we are extremely excited once again to be bringing Asia's finest Kitesurfing competitions to the most beautiful island of the Philippines. This years event will follow suit of the previous years boasting freestyle, TT Racing and Race board racing and attracting some of not only the Top Asian riders but some of the top riders in the World, with extensive growth each year of the KTA event in Boracay this is gonna be a whopper event for all!
We are once again being supported this year in a hosting role the fine development Aqua Boracay by Yoo, here is some info on them.
Aqua Boracay by yoo (www.aquaboracay.com), the newest luxury beachside residential development in the world-famous Boracay Island, recently named the Best Island in the World by international travel magazine, Travel + Leisure.
Aqua Boracay by yoo is set amongst 16,000 square meteres of lush tropical rainforest, positioned on the heart of Bulabog Beach, the most private side of the island.
Aqua Boracay by yoo is the first resort residence designed by the yoo design studio in the Philippines. Based in London, the award winning design, marketing and branding company has been working with international developers on a multitude of residential, hotel, and commercial projects throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and the Middle East.
|26th March 2013||Registration Day||Registration 10am – 3pm warm-up day||Opening Party|
|27th March 2013||Competition||Freestyle or course racing||Free Night|
|28th March 2013||Competition & Mid Week party||Freestyle or course racing||Mid Week party|
|29th March 2013||Competition||Freestyle or course racing||Free Night|
|30th March 2013||Competition & prize Giving||Freestyle or course racing||Closing ceremony|
Boracay is one of the most establish kite locations in Asia with an already well established world reputation for top class wind and kiting conditions. As one of the Philippines top island holiday destinations, Boracay also offers lots of options on places to stay, eat, drink, party and try your hand at other watersports when you are not competing.
The competition will be located once again in front ofÊAqua Design by Yoo on the Bulabog beach side of the island where all the kite action takes place during the winter monsoon months. The kiting here takes place inside a large reef protected bay that means for the most part flat or more or less flat water in all but the strongest of winds, which can be pretty strong during January, so expect those maxed out days on the water.
Bulabog beach itself is not so wide, but more than enough for set-up and launching needs, plus it is shallow for a good way on the inside giving you plenty of safety margin to work with.
LANGUAGE:English / Tagalog
TEMP:30 DEGREES C
WATER TEMP:28 DEGREES C
There are two Airports close to Boracay, Caticlan and Kalibo. You will always have to take a short Boat ride from Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay.
Caticlan Airport is a smaller airport 5 minutes from Boracay. There are domestic flights from Manila and Cebu. A motorized trike will take you to the Jetty Port, less than five minutes away. This is definitely the preferred airport for ease and convenience. Due to the small size of the runway, smaller turboprop airplanes are used.
Kalibo Airport is a larger airport 90 minutes from Boracay. This airport that has some international flights, and accommodates larger jet airplanes. An air-conditioned van and bus service will take you from Kalibo Airport to Caticlan. We can arrange the pickup from the airport for you.
The following airline serve the Manila - Kalibo and the Manila - Caticlan route
We have now the first not black listed airline serving the Clark - Kalibo route at the most competitive price.
There are several ferries from Manila to Boracay. One way takes approximately 12 hours. It is not that comfortable but cheap. One way will cost approximately PHP 900 to PHP 2500 depending on the class you take.
Please see at 2GO Travel for more information.
The Strong Nautical Highway is a both an overland route and a series of Roll-on/Roll-off ferries. The trip is 16-20 hours with stopovers and dependent on sea conditions. It's locally known as the RORO Boracay route. (A/C bus 1500 PhP)
LAND Manila -> Cubao | 2 hours
SEA Cubao -> Calapan | 2-3 hours
LAND Calapan -> Roxas | 2-3 hours
SEA Roxas -> Caticlan | 4-5 hours
The winds during January in Boracay come from the northeast, with wind speeds between 25 - 30 kts. This will give a left to right cross onshore for the competition beach.
Amihan - High Season
Habagat- Low Season
Our resort, restaurant and kite school is the all in one solution for all kite boarders out there.
You can eat, sleep and kite in one location, you don’t need to cross the island with a tricycle and all your kitegear. Wake up by the wind, grab your equipment out of the storage, pump ur kite and ride on and rock hard.
We take our work seriously to keep you safe and stoked, while ensuring you have as much fun as possible.
- free kite equipment storage
- private bathroom
- free WI-FI
- Hot and Cold water shower
The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast offers basic yet comfortable accommodations on Bulabog beach, located in the center of the Boracay kitesurfing zone, you will find a quiet and laid back property on the East side of Boracay Island. This is one of the few places that has maintained the “old Boracay feel” with the slow pace and relaxed atmosphere making you feel right at home. We are happily situated away from the regular tourist traps and conveniently close enough to join the fray, if you wish.
A shallow lagoon and constant winds, turquoiseblue warm water offer perfect conditions. If you don’t kite, what are you waiting for. Try it with us or let us show you the island and some other island during daytrips. We help you to find your favourite activity on the island. There are always people around to hang out with in Surfers Home. Get inspired by the travel & kitestories of our guests and share your vacation with new friends.
Chill in our garden in the hammocks having a mangoshake or on the couches on our beachteracce while watching the kitesurfers.
Welcome to this brand new resort right on Bulabog beach, one of the foremost kite and wind surfing beaches in Asia.
Built with great care and attention to detail, using traditional materials but with modern interiors, our accommodation offers comfortable and stylish ensuite rooms. Waking in the morning the first thing you’ll see will be the sun rising over the sea right in front of you. Later you’ll find your balcony or patio, shaded by palm trees, a wonderful place to sit and relax.
For kite surfers this is heaven – Freestyle Academy, with experienced international trainers, is on site. There’s an excellent wind surfing center a few minutes walk along the beach. And White Beach, renowned for its powdery white sand backed by palms, is just 10 minutes walk away.