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Whitstable Kitesurfing Legends (WKL)

HISTORY The group was created on April 12th 2015 when a number of beginner kitesurfers exchanged telephone numbers after finishing a lesson and promised to keep in touch. They realised then that to be successful at this sport they needed to meet up with likeminded people. Soon after a Facebook messenger group was created and jokingly named Kitesurfing legends!!! It grew quickly, lifelong friendships made and by accident a forum was created that helped members to meet up, report the wind conditions, provide advice (wind direction, kite size, tide times etc.) and share stories. This group is the main reason they learnt to kitesurf, keep safe and has changed lives.

On the 12th October 2016 the group became an official BKSA club.

PURPOSE Provide a safe and fun environment for new and experienced kitesurfers.

HOW TO JOIN All new applicants need to be recommended by a current member or one of the local kitesurfing schools. They should be at a level to ride independently, have their own equipment, Facebook account and valid BKSA membership. When applying for BKSA membership they should choose WKL as their club. To apply for membership, please go to our https://www.facebook.com/kitesurfinglegends/ and click sign up which links to our online application form.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP The cost is £5 per term, the initial term will cover from now until April 2018, membership after this date will be April to April. Club membership comprises of access to the clubs private Facebook Page to share stories and pictures, and the Facebook messaging forum which members use to meet up, ask advice and questions.

PARKING MEMBERSHIP The club has partnered with the WRWUG who manage a car park with a cold shower on the seafront behind Boardworx. Members who take this optional £30 addition to their club membership can park on the seafront while taking part in kitesurfing related activities. Members are encouraged to park in an orderly manner making sure they do not block the jetty which is used by other clubs. When parking, members must leave their parking membership card in clear sight on their dashboard. The car park is currently being used by local builders so the parking availability is reduced, but by April 2017 will be back to normal and fully refurbished.

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RASH VESTS Rash vests are available for £25 in a colour and size of member’s choice, they have proven to be a good way to identify other club members, and where needed offer advice and assistance.

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DISCOUNTS The club will work with local businesses to provide members discounts; details will be posted on the group Facebook page.

Company Website Discount
Boardworx https://www.board-worx.com/ 10%


ANNUAL EVENTS
The club will arrange and manage where possible various events which will be charged on an event by event basis, current ideas are as follows but are subject to members signing up to them and weather conditions, details will be posted on the group Facebook page:

  • Beach BBQ
  • Beach cleans
  • Beach sports day no wind
  • Beach Sports day wind
  • Coaching from local kite schools
  • Down winder
  • Kite safety
  • Kiting to Sheppey
  • Oyster Festival kiting
  • Trips away
  • Up wind down wind races

USEFUL LINKS

BKSA membership

Local Kitesurfing shop

Local kitesurfing schools:

Club Facebook sites

Club email address

  • kitesurfinglegends@gmail.com