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King of the Sky, King of SUP, Surfboard Paddle for Lowestoft Volunteer Lifeguards, 23rd and 24th June 2012. Lowestoft Main Beach. Part of the official Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival programme 2012.

It's free for anybody to take part, if you are a member of the kite club "KiteboardingUK" and we know you all the better.
Kiteboarders will need to be expert riders and you will need contact Trevor Sergeant "Sarge" the event organiser by phone. Please call on Friday 22nd June or email him before at his number is 07951 169871 and he will have a chat with you about what is expected. Safety is paramont at this event, so only skilled, confident, competant BKSA/IKO standard kiteboarders are allowed to enter.

Stand Up Paddleboarding event is open to anybody who can stand on paddleboard and paddle, there will be a fun event and a competant paddleboarder race.

Surfboarders paddle event, if you can paddle a surfboard this is the event for you. A short paddle round the pier to raise awareness and money for Lowestoft Volunteer Lifeguards.

LOCATION: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

We are all meeting a 10:00am on the barried off 100m section on Lowestoft main beach, it is to the right of Lowestofts white wooden Claremeont Pier directly in front of Waveney District Council Lifeguard station.

09:45-10:00 am Registration, you can attend registration upto and after these times, if you want you can call the race director Sarge 07951 169871 and he will register you.

All events are weather permittng and we already have the latest updates, and they are looking difficult and challenging ath the moment. We hope the weather will improve as the event approachs.

Event program is a follows and more details will follow.
10:30 10:45 am Kiteboarders will be rigged up, and prepared to enter the water.
All kites will be rigged up placed in the first section between waters edge and half way up the barried beach. Kiteboarders will enter the water first. And will ride and demo their kiteboarding skills. Kiteboarders will be launched one at a time and will enter the water one at a time.
As the last kiteboarder enter the water we will wind conditions permitting make our way over the the South Pier and Lowestoft Harbour and will kite in this section and then attempt to line up and ride the whole length of Lowestoft main beach in a staggered formation. It doesnt have to be critical. We are not the Red Arrows, but a fly by cavelcade of kind is the idea. At the same time in the inside section of the beach will be Lowestoft sailing and Yacht also do a Armada of Small craft. We will stay well clear of them out the back and perhaps we can follow the down. Highlighting the use of the wind. at this point you can use course boards twips tips it doesnt matter. And board choice will be down to weather conditions on the day for those who have the equipment options.

The time for the kiteboarding demo will be, 11:00 to 11:45 am. All kiteboarders must be back on the beach by 11:45 as shortly after the Parachutists will be landing in the very same area that we are using. We will quickly rig down kites or place in the corner.

12:00 Sit back, relax and enjoy what is the "The Lowestoft seafront Air Festival" a full flying program will fill the day until 17:00.

17:30 "King of the Sky" competition, depending upon wind conditions.
From the same beach area we will compete in a timed race round a designated course. Launching and entering the water one at a time. Twin tips class and course raceboard classes.

We will also have a program for Free style event, and a "Big Air" competition.
"KING OF SUP" Stand Up Paddleboarding race.
10:45 Paddleboarders will have SUP boards and paddles ready in the second mid section of our barried off area. After all kiteboarders have entered the water. Paddleboarders will take up race start positions at their boards will be at the water edge.

Paddles will be placed 10m in front of them on the beach side. Paddles upright, Race start air horn will sound and you will run to your paddle, back to your boards, put on your board leashes
(BOARD LEASHES ARE COMPULSORY) and enter the water, paddling round the Claremont Pier continue paddling North to the first wooden groyne on Lowestoft beach this is in front of Lowestoft concrete South Pier, paddle clockwise round the bouy in front of the first wooden groyne and paddle back towards the start position, paddling past the pier again.

The race circuit for SUP maybe extended or we will add laps depending upon weather conditions.

SURFBOARDERS Paddle round the pier. FUN Event.
After the SUP Paddleboarders have entered the water.
The surfboarders will put their surfboards at the waters edge.
The fun starts with air horn blast.
Run back up the beach 10 metres approx round a flag, back to the waters edge and your surfboard, put on your surfboard leash (SURFBOARD LEASHES ARE COMPULSORY) and paddle towards the pier. Paddle past the pier and then return to the starting spot, The winner is the first to the flag with your surfboard.

We may add laps depending upon weather conditions.

For every person completing the course £5 will be donated by towards the Lowestoft Volunteer Lifeguards who are raising money towards a new HQ.

Race event Flouro vests are compulsory as well as board leashes

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