The Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, Australia’s longest kitesurfing race, is rescheduled for Sunday 18 December, with competitors taking off from Rottnest Island at 2.30pm racing for Leighton Beach in Fremantle.
One hundred kite surfers, including Australia’s current record holder Tim Pumpa and up-and-coming female kite surfer New Zealand’s Anderson Romero, will be competing in the hopes of beating last years record of just 24 minutes held by Frenchman Alex Caizergues. Originally planned for 3 December, event organisers were forced to postpone the race due to a forecast of adverse winds. It’s anyone’s race with 100 strong local, interstate and international kiters competing.
From noon at Leighton Beach spectators can enjoy live DJ sets from local talent DJ Jus Haus?, kiting demos and commentary. Leighton Beach also provides the best vantage point to watch competitors fly over the finish line from 2.55pm, depending on weather conditions. This is the second Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton 19km race across Gage Roads – a race crossing supported by Fremantle Ports.
The event is made possible through assistance from Rottnest Express, Kite Addiction, Cabrinha Kites, and a three-year Experience Extraordinary sponsorship from the Western Australian Government through Eventscorp.
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