Set in one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons surrounding the South Pacific island of Aitutaki, Manureva Aquafest is hosted by the Cook Islands Kitesurfing Association and is also recognised by Cook Islands Tourism as one of their “Top 3 Signature Events”. Each year, Manureva Aquafest brings together local and international competitors who showcase the unique conditions of the Aitutaki lagoon – pristine aqua blue water, warm and flat, perfect for freestyle, racing and big air kitesurfing, as well as Oe Vaka outrigger canoe and stand up paddleboard (SUP) races.
Join us in paradise – you’ll be rewarded with the unique experience filled with exhilarating, action packed watersports, blended with the traditions and culture of the Cook Islands. Manureva Aquafest is for anyone with a love for the ocean and ocean sports; making it perfect for participants and spectators to enjoy.
In special honour of our 2014 Manureva Aquafest waterman of the year, we dedicated our 2016 event to Tetuatau Leverd, who sadly passed away in 2015. His love for the ocean and contribution to watersports in the South Pacific inspired all who had the privilege to know him and kite with him. We hope his memory will continue to inspire everyone who visits the Cook Islands.