The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada is a unique kitesurfing festival held on Hayling Island, bringing the kitesurfing community together for one fantastic weekend of kiting, music, fundraising and record breaking.  To date we have broken 4 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ and raised over £150,000 for charity.


The Festival

17-19 June 2016

The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada Festival will take place at Hayling Island on the weekend of 17-19 June 2016. The festival will open at 11am on the Friday and will feature all the best kitesurfing brands exhibiting the latest gear, talks from pro-kiters, DJ’s and live music, a bar area, jumbo screen and of course lots of kitesurfing! Entrance is free, but please make a donation to our charities.  See more.

The Armada

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt and much more

This year, the Armada has an ambitious target to get over 500 kitesurfers to ride together attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘Largest Parade of Kitesurfers’ over a one mile course. The Armada is open to any intermediate kitesurfers and we need over 415 kitesurfers to break the record (currently held by the Kitesurfing Armada Cape Town)! See more.

The Charities

Supporting The Armada Trust

We love the idea of bringing together kitesurfing communities from across the UK and further afield, kiting together, breaking a World Record and putting on a fantastic kitesurfing festival that everyone can enjoy. But alongside this, the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada raises funds for a range of youth and rescue charities, via The Armada Trust. We have raised over £150,000 so far for good causes, and we want to do even more this year! See more.

Registrations open soon!

Join 400 other kitesurfers at the 2016 Kitesurfing Armada

Registrations for the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada 2016 will open in spring 2016 – please watch this space. We look forward to seeing you on the beach!