Some of the world’s best kite boarders will descend on Squamish this summer as KiteClash returns to the Squamish Spit and Howe Sound in July.

70 athletes will go head to head in this years event, including participants from England, South Africa and Spain.

Competitions this year will include the TwinTip Kiter Cross, Open Freestyle, Big Air Style and more. The 6th annual event is slated to be bigger and better than ever. “This year is shaping up to become one of the most exciting competitions we have had to date,” KiteClash founder Steve Tulk says.

Also new this year, a group of athletes from the Dominican Republic will be participating in the event. Richard Diaz started the country’s only Dominican owned kite school and launched a program to help local youth access the sport; “Strict immigration laws and limited education mean that sport is the only way that most of these kids will ever have to get out and see the world” says Diaz, adding that being exposed to competitions around the world opens up doors the youth never dreamed of.

A free shuttle will once again run throughout the event several times per hour from Backcountry Brewing to the Squamish Spit.

The 6th annual KiteClash runs July 6th to 8th.


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