The name KITEMANERA derives from ‘caimanera’, which is Spanish for playing any sport with friends just to have fun, without rules.
The KITEMANERA began in 2014 in the beautiful island of BONAIRE-Caribbean Netherlands; the main idea since day one has been to gather kiters and compete all together. This event was done by a small group of crazy friends addicted to kitesurfing like everyone else that is looking at this website so… it’s obvious what the main goal of this event is right?. One super happy windy weekend full of kites in the air and sharing it with our best friends and lots, and lots of fun!
Kitemanera is a non-profit and well organized event, where everyone is welcome. Be ready for a crazy & unforgettable weekend made by the Venezuelan Kite Mafia, partners and friends.
OPENING CEREMONY @ 10:00 am. ATLANTIS KITE BEACH
COSTUME RACE stars @10:30am.
KITEMANERA’S signature event, here all the participants dress up with original and colorful costumes to compete for awesome prices on a long distance race. The amount of competitors has increased over the years so now for 2016 we are expecting around 120 kitesurfers dressed up and cruising around our beautiful crystal clear waters to begin our KITEMANERA 2016. NOT TO BE MISSED BY ANY CAMERA !!!!!!
KING AND QUEEN OF BONAIRE First heat start’s @ 12:30pm
This year we wanted to create a contest where everything will be taken into consideration. Open for all participants that register no matter what age, sex or religion. This is a competition where the judges will evaluate your freestyle skills, the height of your jumps, the complexity of your tricks, your landings, your style and of course your attitude on the water.
We have divided this event in TWO categories: KING OF BONAIRE (for him), QUEEN OF BONAIRE (for her).
We will not forget about the little ones!!!
FREESTYLE PRO first heat starts @4:30pm
We all know that we have awesome talented riders on BONAIRE so; we created this category just for them. They will show us their best tricks and whatever they can do to impress the judges and the crowd. This category is for all International & Local PRO Riders.
Each participant will decide in which category they want to participate at registration link knowing their skills. KNOW YOUR LIMITS!!!!!
KITEMANERA UNPLUGGED AT COCOBEACH starts @21:00
DOWNWINDER TO KLEIN BONAIRE starts @12:30am
MEETING POINT: COCO BEACH parking lot 10:30 am
This year we would like to add an extra fun day for this madness, So what a best way to do this than a Dawnwinder to Klein Bonaire with all your friends and your crazy friends too.! We will meet at the parking lot of COCO BEACH BAR where We will leave the vehicles and proceed to board our party bus that will take only the participants wearing the official rashguard along with their gear to Atlantis Kite beach. We will have a crew waiting to depart for our fun downwinder to Klein Bonaire. We will have safety boat and refreshments for everybody.
After arriving at Klein Bonaire, everyone will be taken back to COCO BEACH by a Taxi Boat. to party some more and to have the awards & closing ceremony for KITEMANERA 2016.
CLOSING CEREMOMY @18:00 hrs. COCO BEACH Bar