Thousands of kites to colour the sky

2015-06-11 06:00
The National Kite Fesitval will take place at Kabeljous Beach on July 12 and 13.


The National Kite Fesitval will take place at Kabeljous Beach on July 12 and 13. photo: BEAUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE JBay Winterfest is where it all goes down this July.

Thousands of people descend upon the surfing mecca to celebrate music, sports and the good life. Last year’s festival saw 45 000 festivalgoers party up a storm to some of the country’s premiere musical acts and sporting events.

One such affair that needs to be seen first-hand to be truly appreciated, is the Natio-nal Kite Festival. The sport is so much more than ‘a bored person standing in the wind holding a piece of string and staring into the sky’!

In proof of this, the festival will play host to a bunch of awesome demonstrations that will give those attending a new found appreciation for the skill and strategy involved.

Power kites will be on display for the adrenaline junkies who love to put their bodies on the line and into the gusts of the wind.

A range of stunt kites will perform an impressive array of acrobatic tricks, including formation flying, while 4 Liner Revolution kites will cater for the more experienced flyers.

The capper is undoubtedly a demonstration by eight South African Kite Masters with their giant show kites set to cast some serious shade on the crowd below.

The National Kite Festival is encouraging parents to bring their kids and make it a family occasion. It’s even providing one liner kites for the youngsters to play around with.

The National Kite Festival will take place at Kabeljous Beach in Jeffreys Bay on July 12 and 13

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