Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012

If you were lucky enough to be at the previous Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic then you will know – the next one is not to be missed!

Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012 - Images

The CRKC is held by Cedric Vandenschrik, long time kiteboarder, world traveler and sponsored rider. The next event will be held the 5th – 8th of January 2012.

World-class Kiteboarding Action

The festive atmosphere and small-town vibe mixed with world-class Kiteboarding action is what made this competition so unforgettable! The beach was laced with kites, SUPs, aspiring kite kids, gorgeous groupies and local villagers. If you weren’t competing, then you were trying out the many demo land kites, kitesurfing kites and boards on show. The competitors ranged from international professionals to beginners struggling to stay upwind – all are welcome! Our sunny days were filled with strutting our stuff for the Super Sport film crew while our nights mellowed down with classic South African braais and live music.

Results of the 2012 CRKC

Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012 - Competition Images

About Cannon Rocks

For those of you who are not familiar with Cannon Rocks, it is a small, quiet beach village situated on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Being a world-class Kiteboarding destination, kiters come from all over South Africa and the world to marvel at and enjoy the ironed flat water followed by barreling waves at the back. As one of the few local kiters, I can assure you, it is worth coming to see the quiet waters lit up with talent! Prepare yourself for never-ending beaches and sharing the water with dolphins, seals and a few friendly fellow kiters.

Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012 - Beach

Event Disciplines

  • Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012 - ImagesPro Freestyle
  • Pro Race
  • Twintip Race
  • Free expression session (amateur)
  • Wave riding

Competition Sponsors

The many sponsors supporting the CRKC will make competing worth your while!

The main cash sponsor is Peter Lynn (a leading kite manufacturer – powerkiting, Kiteboarding, landboarding, kitebuggying and snowkiting) Other sponsors include Island Tribe, Pam Golding, Afrikites, Thule, Pilli Pilli, Kitespotters and many local businesses. There is still opportunity for you to become a sponsor! Just contact Cedric on

Why not roadtrip down to the comp from anywhere in SA or fly to Port Elizabeth and take an hour’s drive to Cannon Rocks? There is tons of beachfront accommodation available as well as the Cannon Rocks Caravan Park which is just a stroll from the beach.

Cannon Rocks Kiteboarding Classic 2012 - Competition

For more info check out and or find us on Facebook!

Join us for an event, an escape, a water paradise you won’t soon forget!

Written by

Michelle Smith

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  1. Nice article Michelle! Great to see you stretching your creative wings :)

  2. Hi Michelle,
    Great article! Now to spread the word for 2013! details to follow soon.