Let’s Go Fly A Kite! July 25: Texas City Kite Festival, by Houston Kiteboarding

This looks fun! Houston Kiteboarding – a kite-centric shop offering products and services including kites, kiteboards and equipment, repairs, and kitesurfing lessons – is coordinating the Texas City Kite Festival down near Galveston. There will be something for everyone, from young children, to veteran thrill-seekers, to enthusiast spectators.

When: July 25th (alternate date, August 1st, for weather)

Where: Event will be held at the intersection of Dike Rd and Skyline drive on the Texas City Dike/Levee.

What: Events will include single line kite competition for adults and kids using only homemade kites, a tanker surfing competition, and a kiteboarding hydrofoil race.  Each event will take place in a different location along the dike and levee system but all should be within walking distance.  Spectators are encouraged for all events as well as participants.

Tanker Surfing Competition: There will be only a select number of tanker surfing competitors as there will be only one wave set and they will all have to share it between themselves. To become a competitor, Email Phil.

For Spectators, the best place to view the tanker surfing competition should be between mile 1 and mile 3 on the south side of the dike. Surfers should pass directly by spectators along these point although it depends how many of them last on the wave.

Kiteboarding Hydrofoil Race: Hydrofoiling Race will be held at the old wind surfing launch off of skyline dr. (the Levee). This is about 1 mile north on Skyline drive. Spectators will be able to view the riders from anywhere on the levee within the first mile from the dike. This area is where all of the recreational kites will be setup. The hydrofoil race will need to be held out in the water a good distance to get a good water depth for competitors. All kiteboarders with a hydrofoil are welcome to race. To RSVP or ask questions, Email Phil.

Know about another fun family-friendly event in The Greater Houston Area? Email Us.

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