Sun, sand, kites and surf boards are the ingredients of the day when Dollymount Strand plays host to a leg of this year’s European Kite Boardercross Championships plus Stand-up Paddle Boarding Competition at this year’s Battle for the Bay.

Considered one of the best beaches in the world for kite surfing, Dollymount Strand will be transformed into a veritable water wonderland when the globe’s best kitesurfers descend on the beach to showcase their spectacular skills and gravity defying moves as they skim the water surface and compete for the coveted King or Queen of the Bay crown.

Battle for the Bay is a free, entertaining weekend for all the family, young and old, where audiences are enthralled, entertained and captivated by kitesurfers from across the world as they weave across the glittering bay. Pure Magic will give demonstrations on the beach, freestyle shows, paddle boarding and kite surfing introductions for newcomers. There will be live music, a Kids Zone, funfair, food village & BBQ plus a Kids Kite Competition. The kidszone will include some fun family amusements… The Gyroscope - shoreside gravity defying experience, a Bungee Trampoline, Bouncy castles and slides.