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Sunday was a spectacular closing day at Corralejo Grandes Playas, bidding farewell to the 35th edition of the International Kite Festival.
More than 200 kite flyers from more than 15 different countries said goodbye to the island with all their kites in the air, bringing a pop of color to the sky of La Oliva, offering the best show so far in this edition. This year the new location of the Festival has attracted a large audience, while together with the celebrations in the heart of Corralejo, it has made the 35th edition one of the most attended with more than 40,000 people participating throughout the entire duration of the festival.
Raúl Rivero, the organizer of the event, said that "we believe that this new location is going to give the festival a new dimension, a logical step after having established itself," he assessed, "now it is an iconic event for the north of the island, for being the best promotional product in the area and for fulfilling its function of synergy with the rest of the social values, such as sustainability.”
After the exhibition flights and Rokkaku fights of the day, the Festival concluded with the closing ceremony and delivery of trophies: Irene Brumbauer in first place, followed by Alex Kurreck and Sabine Elbert won the first Rokaku match, while Flora Santana in the first position, Manfred Gehrmann and Diego Perazzolo made it on the podium as well. The end of the party was celebrated with a performance by Cuenta Atrás on the stage located right on the beach and before the large audience gathered throughout the day.
The International Kite Festival in Corralejo is organized by the Department of Tourism of the Town Hall of La Oliva, with the support of the Department of Tourism of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura and the Department of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands.