Meia Praia in Lagos receives this weekend the 5th edition of the Water Kings, a worldwide event that brings together, for 12 consecutive hours, teams that will compete and alternate between 4 different nautical modalities – kitesurf, windsurf, stand up paddle and light candle. This year, for the first time, there will also be pioneering evidence of wing foil.
From noon on Saturday, the 19th, until midnight, it will be 12 hours in the water, around a circuit with one goal: to be able to complete sixty percent of the number of laps of the first and obtain the status of “WaterMan / Woman ”or aim for the top and win the title“ Water King ”.
«We are very excited about this edition, which will feature several new features. One of them is the wing foil, a new type of water sport practiced with a kite and a hydrofoil board. We thus have 5 nautical modalities in the Water Kings. We will also have the usual second course reserved for participants with Hydrofoil, a technology that allows our athletes to fly fast over the water and test their velocity in the waters of the Bay of Lagos ”, says Francisco Lufinha, world record holder for kitersurf and event organizer.
In a chamber co-organization of Lagos and Lufinha Sports Events, the Water Kings «shows the qualities of the city of Lagos as a privileged destination for the practice of water sports, while offering an innovative and bold challenge to sportsmen», concludes the municipality.