Explore the Darker Side of Kite Flying

Posted by OCVA / June 26, 2014

ROK-3, LC kite fest

Lincoln City, OR – The Summer Kite Festival hits the skies on Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, 2014 from 10am-4pm each day at the D River Wayside.  This year explore the darker side of kite flying with a Rokkaku battle where competitors aim to be the last kite standing, or in this case, flying.

Experience a kite flying battle each day of this year’s Summer Kite Festival.  Watch pilots use specialized skills to maneuver their kites and lines to knock or drag opposing kites to the ground.

Reining American Kitefliers Association Grand National Rokkaku Battle Individual Champion, and the only 4-time champ, Ronda Brewer will be teaching the techniques of this dark side of kiting battle at 12:30pm during the festival.  Bring your own Rok kite, or purchase a Battle-in-the-Bag kit at one of Lincoln City’s kite shops.

Pronounced “roke-cock-coo,” Rokkaku kites were originally used for recreational flying and kite warfare.  Researchers have dated these kites to as far back as the 1600’s.  These six-sided stretched hexagon shaped kites were often decorated with the image of famous Samurais and other Japanese art.

Admission to the Summer Kite Festival is free.  Limited parking is available on site, but additional parking options and shuttle service (Saturday only) are available.  Pick up a map with overflow parking locations and shuttle route from festival volunteers at the D-River Wayside at any time during the event or download a copy in advance at www.oregoncoast.org.

For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.

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(Courtesy photo)

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