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Free kitesurfing is no longer free to Greece – UPDATED!

3 June 2011 | 4:06 pm

According Lefteris Maniadakis, President of GKRA, letter everything was a misunderstood and we can keep kiteboarding freely in Greece.

The letter:

Dear Sirs,
On behalf of the Greek Kiteboard Riders Association, full member of IKA and the organizers of PKRA in Greece, I would like to inform everyone that, indeed a miswritten circular was issued by the port authorities in Greece which is banning our sport to be held outside the flagged areas of the clubs.

The circular has no legislative value and is violating the constitutional laws of our country.
After a private meeting we had with the Admiral who is the responsible to compose the circulars (unfortunately not this one) for the Greek port authorities, we were assured that it was a miswritten article and that the current status will change within the next few days. As he initially mentioned:
“It could not be worst written and for sure the port police officers will never enforce it until it is settled”.

Greek waters are included among the best kiteboarding destinations worldwide. We intend to keep them that way and ride every single inch of them.

We will keep everyone up to date and inform you as soon as this misunderstanding comes to an end.

With appreciation,

Lefteris Maniadakis
President of GKRA


  • Baaaaah says:

    Well seems that sport is restricted everywhere… The last options for us-kiters is drug.

  • Baaaahaaa says:

    I agree with Baaaah

  • Kitesurf in Greece says:

    In Greece we are used never to say never since everything is like a moving ground.
    Same effect applies to this directive, unless a new directive comes out and clear things out in the most official way coast guard has the authority to chase and ban kitesurf in Greek coasts.

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