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The WKL Kiteboarding World Cup Texel 2017

  • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
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  • Texel, The Netherlands

Event Details

WKL Texel 2017
September 21 – 24, 2017
Texel, The Netherlands

Freestyle Elite League Event

The Texel stop of the World Kiteboarding League World Cup will be one of the largest and most important Kiteboarding events worldwide, and it will be the only Dutch tour stop for the World Kiteboarding League in 2017. Competitions will be held in two Disciplines: The Qualifier League and the Freestyle Elite League.

The 2017 Texel event will be a gathering place for the world’s Kiteboarding Elite , and we expect to host competitors form at least 20 different countries.

Texel offers a stunning natural setting and  some of the best wind conditions in Europe, with a 75% Chance to have 15-19 knots in September. (The ideal conditions for kiteboarding are 16-20 knots.) The weather in September is mostly still sunny and warm in the Netherlands.

Freestyle Qualifier League Event

In addition to the WKL Freestyle Elite League event, Texel will also be host to a Qualifier event for participation in the 2018 WKL Freestyle Elite League. In this Qualifier event riders compete for the title of 2017 WKL Qualifier League Champion and for a spot on the 2018 Freestyle Elite League Tour. For more information and registration details, see the page for the Texel 2017 Qualifier League Event.

Notice of Event

WKL Qualifier 18 -20 Sept/WKL Elite 21-24 Sept 2017 Texel, the Netherlands.

This event is sanctioned by the WKL and governed by the WKL Rulebook only! The WKL Rulebook may be supplemented by written Event Instructions,

  1. Freestyle discipline only for Qualifiers and Elite riders
  2. First mandatory skippers meeting Qualifier League 11.00 on the 18th registration will for the Qualifier League 18th between 08.00 and 10.00. Elite League will be registration 20th between 15.00 and 16.00 skippers meeting 21th on the 09.00.
  3. Openings Ceremony at 20th00 hours at location Paal 17 Texel
  4. Prize giving ceremony Qualifier 20th at 17.00. Prize giving Elite League 24th directly after finish Final.
  5. No registration fees are payable for the Elite League and 100,00 for the Qualifier League.
  6. Advertising obligations might be applicable.
  7. There will be secured storage for riders equipment (see diagram WKL website)
  8. Air temperatures may vary between 15 to 24 degrees Celsius. All possible windspeeds may be expected as it is one of the windiest places in Holland.
  9. Water temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius. The North sea produces Flat, choppy and waves depending on wind direction and wind strength.
  10. Contest director will be Olaf van Tol and Head judge Jean Giovanni. The Judging Panel will be introduced at the first skippers meeting.

Rankings & Ladders

The rankings and ladders for this event have not yet been determined.


Registration for the Freestyle Elite event

Riders who are selected to participate in the Freestyle Elite League event at the Kiteboarding World Cup Texel 2017, need to register in advance by purchasing an entry ticket through this page. Registration for the Freestyle Qualifier event will close on August 14 2017; so make sure to purchase your ticket in time!

Registration for the Freestyle Elite League event is only open for riders who are pre-qualified for the 2017 WKL Freestyle Elite League.

Registration for the Freestyle Elite League event is €50, and includes the following:

  • Free entry to the event
  • Free food and drinks, with three meals a day, from September 18 through September 24.
  • Transportation from Schiphol Airport on September 17, 18 or 19.
  • Accommodation in a two person tent with two single beds, from September 17 through September 24.

The accommodation included in this package consists of a single bed in a two-person tent on the WKL campground close to the event area. You will share this tent with one other rider. You will be assigned a tent by the WKL tour management. If you have any preferences for whom you want to share a tent with, please let us know at
Your tent will be available from September 17, and after the event you will have to leave it behind tidied up on September 25.

The tent included in this package will look the same as the ones in the pictures above, but with two single beds instead of the two bunk beds. The tents measure 3.75 × 3.75 × 2.75 m (w × d × h).

Purchase your Ticket

The tickets below will be available through August 14 2017; so make sure to purchase your ticket in time!

To order your ticket simply click ‘add to cart’ in the ticket overview below. Once the ticket is added, go to your cart to pay for your ticket with PayPal. You will receive a confirmation of your registration, as well as a download link for your ticket at the e-mail address you provide during checkout of your ticket purchase in the cart page. For questions you can contact us at

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Getting There

Event location address

Paal 17
Ruyslaan 96, 1796 AZ De Koog, The Netherlands (

Nearest airport Schiphol (100 km)
Visa necessary? The Netherlands is part of the Schengen Area, which means that visitors from other Schengen Area countries do not need a visa to travel to Texel. Visitors from other countries may need to apply for a short-stay Schengen visa. Please see here for more information:
Vaccinations necessary? No

Please note that the event will be held on Texel. Texel is the largest island of the Netherlands, and it can only be reached by ferry from the city of Den Helder. The last ferry leaves for Texel each day at 20:30, so make sure you reach Den Helder before that time. This means that your incoming flight has to land in Schiphol before 18:30 on the day you will arrive.


Accommodation for participating riders is available as part of the registration packages. Information about other available accommodation in the vicinity of the event will be posted here soon.


For more info regarding media for this event, please contact Gemma Hendra

Medium Name Website/Contact
Video Team Case Productions
Photographer Svetlana Romantsova
Media Director WKL Gema Hendra
Distribution Gemma Care