KOGL Test Fest 2020

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  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
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Must register at the beach. Discount pricing is no longer valid
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KoGL Test Fest 2020 - Sept 25th-27th

Registration Fees: Save $10 by registering before the Monday before of the event (9/16)

Registration Fees  |  Demo Gear List  |  Schedule of Events  |  Directions  |  Photos

It's that time of year again - the chance to party, ride, and play alongside the MACkite Crew and our kiteboarding Reps and Team Riders. For anyone that is curious about the sport, the Spectator option is a great way to get in touch with local kiteboarders and MACkite instructors. Enjoy learning about gear, being able to test out trainer kites, and spend some days out in the sun. Plus it gets you into the free exclusive Open house Saturday night dinner and party at the MACkite Board Sports Center on Hayes Street. For those looking to ride the latest and greatest gear while also getting the benefits of the parties and clinics, the Rider ticket is a great opportunity. 

Where is KOGL hosted? The beach, of course! Where else are you going to ride? King of the Great Lakes hosts their daily events at Grand Haven City Beach. Evening events are held at MACkite Board Sports Center on Hayes Street (see directions below).

What should I bring? For spectators, it's a good idea to bring water, a snack, and the willingness to learn about a new sport. If you plan on using the trainer kite testing area, then we suggest wearing comfortable beach clothing. Party-Goers, the same goes to you! For Riders, you might want to bring a wetsuit.

What if there's no wind? That's okay! We have clinics going all day long, parties at night, and we have a slew of non-wind events for everyone to enjoy.

The MACkite Crew loves hosting King of the Great Lakes, and we really appreciate the support of our brands and attendees. Let's make 2019 KOGL the best one yet! 


2020 KoGL updates

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 Registration: Save $10 off Tee and Demo Pass by registering before the Wednesday 9/16

Spectator - FREE Beach Clinics & Open house please RSVP by Sept. 16
($20 Value)

  • Kiteboarding action all 3 days at the Grand Haven City Beach
  • All kiteboarding clinics
  • 2020 Gear Preview and Vendor Row
  • Trainer Kite field
  • RSVP for Free Saturday Night Open House Dinner
  • 1 Swag Ticket

Open house RSVP & Event Tee $25 by Sept. 16 (Early Registration) 
($55 value)

  • You get all the FREE stuff listed above, PLUS:
  • Free Saturday Night Open House Dinner
  • Event T-shirt
  • 3 Swag Tickets

Beach Demo Pass - $35 by Sept. 16 (Early Registration) or $45 after Sept. 16
($65 value)

  • You get it all!
  • 2020 Demo Gear Pass - $100,000-$125,000 worth of gear waiting for you to ride*
  • Boat pass for Foil & Wake surfing
  • RSVP for Free Saturday Open House Dinner & Swag Giveaway. 
  • Event T-shirt 
  • 5 Swag Tickets


Demo Kite Gear List

Attending Brands

Demo Kites*

Demo Kiteboards*

Accessories / Other

Slingshot Rally GT, Raptor, RPM, SST, Turbine Asylum, Misfit, Vision Bars, Straps
Duotone Rebel, Dice, Evo, Neo Team Series, Jaime, Select Bars, Straps
North Orbit, Pulse, Carve Prime, Atmos, Focus, Flare Bars, Straps
Cabrinha Contra. Switchblade, FX, Drifter, Moto X-Caliber, Spectrum, Stylus, Ace Bars, Straps
Liquid Force P1, NV, WOW, Solo Overdrive, Element, Drive, Focus Bars, Straps
HQ4 Kites TBD TBD  
Airush TBD TBD  
Naish TBD TBD Foils 
GoFoil TBD   Foils
Ocean Rodeo  TBD    
Eleveight FS, RS  TBD Bars
Lift eFoil two boards   eFoils
Ozone TBD  TBD  Bars

*Subject to availability


KoGL Test Fest Schedule of Events**

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Noon: Registration Opens
  • 1-6 p.m. Gear Demo (longer if it is windy)
  • 9:00 p.m. - Headed downtown to Hit up the Tip-a-Few 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 11:00 a.m. Cabrinha/NP
  • 11:30 a.m. Slingshot Kiteboarding
  • 12:00 a.m. Duotone/Ion
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 1:00 p.m. Airush
  • 1:30 p.m. HQ Kites 
  • 2:30 p.m. TBD
  • 3:00 p.m. Liquid Force
  • 3:30 p.m. North Kiteboarding/Mystic/WMFG
  • 6:00 p.m. Open House at MACkite Boardsports Center
    • Address: 16881 Hayes St, Grand Haven, Mi 49417 (See directions)
  • 10:00 p.m. - Headed downtown to rock The Kirby

Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens 
  • 11:00 a.m. Free Ride
  • 12:00 p.m. Foil Clinic
  • 12-5 p.m. Freeride/Demo
  • 5:00 p.m. Event Wrap Up

All demos are limited to registered riders with previous ability and are subject to staff or brand approval.

**Subject to wind. Some events may be removed or changed.

***Demos can be flown all day

KOGL Directions

Photos from Previous KOGLs

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26 Reviews

  • 5
    Fun Fun and Fun

    Posted by Drypotion on 24th Jul 2018

    Had a great time. Thanks again for putting on KOGL. Your Services are best.

  • 5
    Fun event !!!

    Posted by Bartosz G. on 8th Jul 2018

    KOGL Test Fest its great event, lots of fun (even if it's not as windy) family friendly atmosphere with lots of games /give a ways and parties
    Guys get your tickets now this year going to be awesome!

  • 3
    Fun Event

    Posted by JIRI on 27th Oct 2017

    Lots of equipment on hand, but with no wind it was disappointing to no be able to try any of it. I left on Saturday since there was no wind. It would be nice to get some of the entry fee applied to a purchase from MacKite.

  • 5
    Test Fest

    Posted by Kay H. on 20th Oct 2017

    First time going since this is also my first year learning this sport. Thought it was very nice but would like to see a posted Schedule of seminars, etc.... didn't know what was going on and when

  • 5

    Posted by Will O. on 19th Oct 2017


  • 5

    Posted by James P. on 14th Oct 2017

    Great turnout of kite companies with tons of gear to test including foil boards and use of boats and jet skis. Great hosts and fun events.

  • 5
    Great event! Just wish we would have had wind!

    Posted by Kenneth G. on 8th Oct 2017

    The is a great event for getting together with other kiteboarders and sharing the stoke for the sport! A few suggestions: When it is as hot as it was this year at the after parties, add a couple of fans under the tents. Instead of having one big keg of craft beer, have 2 small kegs, one craft and the other a basic pilsner like the number one selling beer, Bud light. Not everyone likes craft beers. Having boats and jet skis pull foil boarders was a great idea, especially since there was no wind. Thanks for hosting this event every year! I love it! :-)

  • 5
    Good times with good people

    Posted by Nabil J. on 7th Oct 2017

    Had a great time. Thanks again for putting on KOGL.

  • 5
    KOGL Test Fest 2016

    Posted by Steven F. on 16th Oct 2016

    Easy transaction through the website. Unfortunately, I didn't make the trip due to the wind forecast.

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