It was not until the late-90s that kitesurfing, or also known as kiteboarding, became more popular. Being a relatively new sport, kitesurfing was not allowed in Singapore back then due to regulations in place.
In January 2013, the Kitesurfing Association (Singapore) was formed as kitesurfers needed a place to kite in Singapore and official approval and permits were required. After much discussions, KAS officially obtained permits from relevant government agencies to kitesurf at Changi Beach from December 2013 to March 2014. Since then, this permit is renewed on an annual basis.
One of the key objectives of KAS is to make kitesurfing more accessible to the public and for our instructors to be able to teach those who are interested within Singapore waters as opposed to going overseas for lessons. Having looked around for many months , KAS found an ideal location at Tanan Merah Coastal Road. We went through the approval and permit process with various government agencies and got the approval to kitesurf in early 2019. This permit is also renewed on an annual basis.
Our membership has increased over the years and more are picking up the sport. Over the next few years, KAS will focus on engaging the youth as it can help them stay active for their social, physical and mental health and well-being. Kitesurfing is a sport that is unique, young and hip. It is exciting, challenging and provides adrenalin-pumping action.