This is the official Poster.
And here is the official press release:
The Halyards Cannon Rocks Kite boarding Classic 2013
From the 3rd to the 6th of January 2013, Cannon Rocks, will once again welcome Kite surfers from all over South Africa and the World.
Cannon Rocks is a small quiet seaside village half way between Port Elizabeth and East London. It is also home to one of the top kite boarding destinations in South Africa.
The event, originally set up to expose the tremendous potential of this venue, has developed into one of the top kiteboarding events in South Africa.
This year is set to see the biggest event yet with major sponsors coming on
Top South African Riders have already confirmed their attendance as well as some high profile international riders.
Cannon Rocks, being half way between Cape Town and Durban, is the perfect backdrop for a showdown amongst all of South Africa’s top riders. However they will be facing stiff competition from some of the international riders.
Even though much competing amongst pro riders will take place, Cedric Vandenschrik, event organizer, remain dedicated to the Amateurs and Novices within the sport. “The Halyards Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic will have a Festival feel with much emphasis placed on the fun aspect of our sport. It’s about showing off our sport and our beautiful coastline”
The Halyards Hotel has come on board as a naming sponsor and is assisting with some great infrastructure on the beach. You will find refreshments, shade, music, a jumping castle for the kids, with some alternative activities planned should the wind be too soft for the competitors.
Peter Lynn Kiteboarding will once again be a major cash contributor making the contest appealing to the pro riders. They have supported the event from the start and have been a pillar of strength.
Other main sponsors are Dakine, VanHunks Boarding, Cannon Rocks Home builders, Pam Golding, Cannon Rocks Holiday Resort, Ozone and a string of other smaller sponsors will contribute equipment and prizes, which will make the Amateur/ Novice riders very happy.
There will also be a lucky draw at the closing ceremony with all riders receiving a prize.
Red Bull will be keeping the athletes ready for action on the beach.
The whole of the Cannon Rocks Community and businesses have come together to ensure a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for the riders. Expect to “meet the locals “
This event will introduce the wider public to the vibrant sport of Kiteboarding with all its different disciplines; Freestyle, Wave riding, Racing and Open expression.
The event will kick off with an opening function and registration for the riders at the Halyards Hotel on the 2nd of January 2013 at 19h00
The festivities will kick off on the beach on the 3rd at 9h00 am
Entry fee for competitors is R 250
More information and pre registration on www.cannonrocksclassic.com