British Kitesurfing Championship

British Kitesurfing Championships


3-in-1 Championships with new event taking place for the first time

Ramsgate will play host to the British Kitesurf Freestyle Championships this year.

British Kitesurfing Championship 2021

Following the postponement of the Championships last year due to COVID-19, the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) will once again be bringing the event back to Ramsgate – but with a significant difference – the addition of new events designed to test even the most experienced kitesurfer.

With the opportunity to watch incredible stunts from some of the UK’s top kitesurfers, this year’s event will also include:

  • British Kite Foil Freestyle Championships – launched as a trial event in Ramsgate in 2019, but featuring as an official event for the first time in 2021
  • British Wing Foil Freestyle Championships – another first for Ramsgate

Active Ramsgate, an initiative of Ramsgate Town Council to support the economic development of the town through the promotion and celebration of outdoor activities, will be sponsoring and hosting the Championships, taking place on 21 and 22 August on Ramsgate Main Sands.


Around 70 competitors from all over the UK will all be competing, including some of Kent’s own kitesurfers such as Herne Bay’s own Mattia and Francesca Maini, Olympic hopefuls for Paris 2024.

Any kitesurfer who is a BKSA member can enter. If you would like to enter get more information at

Along with this spectacle on the sea, there will be plenty on offer for spectators of this FREE event, including the highly popular FREE kitesurfing taster sessions on the beach as seen at previous Championships, commentary, demonstrations and tricks on the water from kitesurfing world champion Lewis Crathern, along with music, a variety of outdoor leisure stalls and some unexpected surprises over the weekend – all creating an event that the whole family will enjoy.

The Kitesurfing Taster sessions are now live and bookable on Eventbrite.

Dr Cheryl Mvula MBE, Project Manager of Active Ramsgate says:


“We are delighted to be bringing these prestigious Championships back to Ramsgate this year. And with two new kitesports events for 2021, it’s a great opportunity to watch some amazing competitors on the water from the beach, get a taster of this sport for yourselves and enjoy a fun, festive vive over the entire weekend. It’s a free event, so do come along to join us”.

“Ramsgate is a key destination now on the kitesurfing scene, as shown by having been chosen by the BKSA as a launch pad for their 2 new national events. It’s going to be a great weekend, bigger than ever before, and with plenty for the family to see and do. A perfect opportunity to visit Ramsgate and make a weekend of it”.

“We’re also teaming up with various local businesses to make this an event which the whole town can get involved with.”

More details of the Championships can be found at

The event will be run in line with national guidelines and in a COVID safe environment.

Kitesurfing Event Ramsgate

Free Kite Surfing Tasters (on the beach)
Free Wing Surfing Tasters (on the beach)
To enter the national competition in Ramsgate

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