Kitemanera, the annual kitesurfing fundraiser on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, announces the launch of the 2017 event website and this year’s charitable recipient – Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire.
Founded in 2014, Kitemanera has evolved from an informal gathering of local kite surfers into an international event that attracts amateur and pro riders from around the world. The goal of the event is to promote the sport of kitesurfing, while providing participants with an unforgettable experience that emphasizes the social contributions kitesurfing can make to a local community.
Kitemanera Event coming soon
This year’s event will be held May 27-28, 2017, at Atlantis Kite Beach Bonaire and will feature a weekend filled with camaraderie, fun competitions, great social events and efforts to raise awareness for the fragile state of the world’s ocean reef ecosystem. Each year, Kitemanera partners with a local charity to raise funds and awareness to address the unique social and environmental issues facing the small Caribbean island community of Bonaire.
Charitable Recipient 2017: Coral Restoration Bonaire
This year’s charitable recipient is Coral Restoration Bonaire, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to restoring the shallow-water populations of Elkhorn and Staghorn corals along the coasts of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. Through their work, CRF Bonaire has helped Bonaire’s fragile reef system experience a rejuvenation, with more than 8,000 coral fragments already transplanted onto the natural reefs.
Registration for Kitemanera 2017 opens on March 22, 2017. Space is limited to the first 100 riders, and the event is expected to fill up quickly. Last year’s event sold out in just a few weeks. To learn more about this year’s Kitemanera, please visit the official website at http://www.kitemanera.com.
About Kitemanera 2017
Kitemanera is an annual event organized by the Fly Your Dreams Foundation.
This year everyone can get stoked! The fun kicks off Saturday morning, May 27th. Kiters can be anyone they want to be at the opening Costume Race, the signature Kitemanera event.
-Bon-Air King or Queen
They can also lay claim to the King or Queen of Bonaire titles in the Bon-Air competition, where style and height are all that matter and the Freestyle Pro event where you can show off your best moves.
When the sun sets, it’s time for Kitemanera Unhooked, the Saturday night costume party at Spice Beach Club. Sunday morning starts with the Long-Distance Race & Downwinder to Klein Bonaire, followed by the Closing Ceremony at Spice Beach.