The 9th edition of the Kite Fest of Pointe-aux-Outardes was held last 27-29 July 2018 at Pointe-aux-Outardes Park in this magnificent region of Quebec with its white sand dunes.
In the past years, the festival has expanded due to the efforts of the director of the Park Mr. Denis Cardinal as well as his staff who are all passionate about nature and surely proud to welcome kiters from all over the province of Quebec who really enjoyed the infinite natural pool.
IKO Progression Kitesurfing School was there to offer discovery courses. Many people had a taste of kitesurfing and benefitted of the professional services of the school with its brand-new gear. It was my pleasure to have taught with the owner of Progression, Mr. Hugo Garon, and to have welcome many people at the IKO kiosk to promote the organization and safety in the sport by offering a free workshop on self-rescue/pack down.
The North Coast of Quebec has several spots suitable for kitesurfing, which is becoming more and more popular among people of all ages.
This 2018 Kite Fest was colorful with kites and a wide range of activities to tease the taste buds of everyone, kiters, and non-kiters. People could try the new fat bikes, try out sea kayaking, SUP, yoga, Zumba, a bubble workshop for the small guest, workshops on astronomy and survival in the forest and guided tours in the wonderful trails of the park.
Bravo Pointe-aux-Outardes! You have charmed many kiters! See you next year!