The very first IJsselmeer crossing ever!


It promises to be a very special event and we are happy to share the first edition with you.

The wind window opened in May and this means that it could actually happen at any time. The first weekend with a stable NW or SE wind around 20 knots we will go wild!! 

Below are a few points that are important to take into account:

  •  Keep a close eye on our  social media and your inbox. If we see good predictions coming, we will post this on our channels, a standby email will be sent out on Tuesday and the final decision will be made on Thursday morning as to whether it will go ahead!
  • You must confirm to us that your level of material and fitness is good. Do you recognize yourself in the following points?
    – Have you ever done a downwinder of 20km+?
    – Do you have no problems sailing on one leg for more than an hour? Or sail long stretches upwind?
    – Can you sail toeside?
    – Have you been kitesurfing for more than 2 years and/or do you do approx. 10 kite sessions / year?
    – Are you fit?
    – Is your material in order?
  • Because we are working with a large wind window this year, we will look to   hold as many weekends as possible so that we can give as many people as possible this unique experience this coming season. Now that is of course difficult to plan and it is likely that many people have other plans at the last minute or are unable to do so. At that moment, the next person on the list is called for that weekend and we continue like this until the weekend is filled. 
  • You can only cancel a weekend once, we understand that you sometimes have other things to do, but this is a very unique event that requires very specific conditions and if we want to make this a success, we expect you to drop everything for this. and embark on this kite adventure with us!! So, if you cancel once, you can participate in the next crossing, if you cancel twice you have to register again and you will end up at the bottom of the list.
  • Congratulations, you are among the first 20 and can start  unless :
    – You have not passed our screening before departure as described above.
    – You are prevented by other matters
    – You are not fit enough 
    – Your material is not in order (only new material of excellent quality can participate)
    – You do not meet these criteria or we will see during the downwinder that the level/material/condition is still not sufficient? We can then cancel the event for you at any time and the place will go to the next person on the list. 
  • One thing is very  important , if you are on the list and your level has been approved by us, you will remain on the list and sooner or later you will join this downwinder! If it doesn’t happen again this season, you will be at the top of the list for next season! It is a unique event and this is the only way it can be organized safely. Long wait will undoubtedly be rewarded!!! 

Furthermore, we are of course very much looking forward to it!! Let’s hope for a few nice weekends with a lovely NW or SE wind! The great wait has begun!
If you have any questions, you can always contact .

To the water,


and the rest of the KiteActive team