KWA Redkite Santa Downwinder
‘Tis the season to be shredding!
We are painting the ocean red for that most wonderful time of the year again… the windy season!! This Christmas, Kiteboarding Western Australia will be bringing back the famous Redkite Downwinder, Santa style, in a bid to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the remarkable children’s charity Redkite.
As you know, 2020 has been a challenging year for many, and it has been significantly tough for families who have a child with cancer. Kiteboarding WA has been supporting Redkite for 10 years. Redkite provides essential and practical support for families who have a child with cancer across Australia. So far, 2020 is unlike any year in Redkite’s history and our services have jumped by over 15%. With Christmas only around the corner, families are being overwhelmed by additional costs, the health of their immunocompromised child and stressed by being separated from their loved ones.
Here you can watch a family story of Christine and her daughter Sophie at Christmas time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMw-FocIVEA&feature=youtu.be
This event is the perfect time for you to take part in a downwinder, whether you are a newbie to kiting or an all time pro on Perth’s best downwinder route. We’ll have safety boats and a halfway get out point to make sure all of Santa’s sleighs end up back at the after party. The downwinder will begin at Leighton Beach finishing in Trigg Beach (17 km) or there will be the option to get out at Floreat Groyne. We are aiming for a sea of Santas so get your outfits at the ready and give us your best Santa Claus impersonation! Santa hats will be provided to all participants courtesy of 2ndSurf so you have no excuse!
Once you’ve completed your 17km shift delivering presents, the party will continue at Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club for a well-deserved cold tinny, barbecue and refreshments. Our team of elves have been busy securing a sleigh full of awesome goodies as well as a number of spot prizes for the kiters who raise the most money!
The way it works
- Complete the event registration with KA/KWA for $25 (members), $25 + one off event membership fee for non-members, or sign up to be a member here https://www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/events/75693/ !
- Join the Kiteboarding Western Australia Redkite Team here: https://fundraise.redkite.org.au/fundraisers/kiteboardingwasantadownwinderforredkite
- Click Join Us, sign up and then you will be part of our team
- Get sponsors for the event to raise as much money as you can via social media, friends and family!
- Dress up as Santa and kite the coast on Sunday 6th December!
- Have fun!
A huge thank you to all our sponsors for their contribution to make this event a success! Rottnest Express, Next Generation Gym, Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club, 2ndSurf, West Coast Bus Charters, Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach, True Spirit Photography, Duotone & Cottesloe Hair Gallery.
Where: Leighton Beach – Trigg Beach
When: Sunday 6th December
Backup Date: Sunday 13th December
(plus $60 one off event membership fee if you are not a KA/KWA member)