ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Set to Thrill in Boracay

ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour Set to Thrill in Boracay

Prepare for a whirlwind of talent and excitement as the final leg of the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour kicks off on Friday, March 1, at the Aqua Resort along Boracay Island’s picturesque Bulabog beach.

Over 80 kiteboarding athletes from around the globe, including top local riders and skilled competitors from the US, Middle East, China, and Europe, will converge for a three-day showcase of skills, innovation, and daring maneuvers against the stunning backdrop of Boracay’s coastline.

Jay Ortiz, president of the Philippine Kiteboarding Association (PKA) and the tournament organizer, expressed his enthusiasm about hosting the final leg in Boracay, renowned for its perfect conditions and breathtaking scenery. He emphasized the event’s significance in highlighting the PKA’s commitment to nurturing Filipino talent for the international stage.

The competition will feature various categories, including Hangtime, where competitors aim to stay airborne for the longest duration, offering a gravity-defying spectacle for kiteboarding enthusiasts and adrenaline-seekers alike. Freestyle events will dazzle spectators with tricks, spins, and flips, while the racing segment, featuring both twin-tip and foil boards, will demonstrate competitors’ speed, precision, and tactical prowess in navigating the azure waters.

The ICTSI PKA Tour transcends mere competition; it’s a celebration of the vibrant kiteboarding community. With Boracay’s pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and consistent winds, the event aims to become a landmark on the international kiteboarding calendar.

“Our last stop in Santa Fe in Bantayan, Cebu last month was also a huge success with over 40 local and international riders competing,” said Ortiz, who also extended his gratitude to local organizers, LGU Santa Fe, and the Tourism Department for their impressive work.

The event, concluding on Sunday, will be streamed on PCTV and Arkimagine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration kicks off on February 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Aqua Boracay, accompanied by a welcome program hosted by the Malay Tourism Office.