Calling all kitesurfers - SA aims to break kitesurfing Guinness record


Cape Town - South Africa is on its way to breaking a new Guinness world record - attempting to bring the kitesurfing community and industry from around the world for an action packed day of kitesurfing, entertainment and fundraising for local and international charities.

The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada was first led by Sir Richard Branson when it set a Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Parade of Kitesurfers’ and raising over R1 million for charity. 

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In 2014 the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Spain broke the record with a huge 352 participants – Spain is still the current World Record holders and now South Africa hopes to challenge this. 

The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada South Africa will be hosted in Cape Town - popular kitesurfing destination with Table Mountain as a backdrop.

The wind window for the attempt is between 29 and 31 January 2016 when professional and amateur kitesurfers from around the world will come together in an attempt to bring the Guinness World Record to South Africa.

Virgin Kitesurfing Armada events aim to raise funds for local and international charities - something many in SA can benefit from. 

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At the forthcoming event in Cape Town, all funds raised will support the innovative local Community Development Programme the Save Foundation.

Internationally the event will support Virgin Unite’s work with entrepreneurs and communities in developing countries and in the UK, we will be supporting youth charity Snow-Camp’s work with disadvantaged inner-city young people.

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Kitesurfers participating in the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada events have previously raised over 3 million for charity.

Entries for the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada South Africa are now open and all kitesurfers can enter by either scanning the QR code on the event posters using WeChat, or online at:

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