4 nautical sports. Teams of 3-4 members.
12 hours non-stop. Day and night.

WaterKings is the first and only challenge worldwide that tests the endurance,
know-how and team work of the adventurous participants.
An event that reveals who are the true watermen/waterwomen and crowns the fastest ones.

*** This year with separate Hydrofoiling races ***

The 2019 Water Kings are:
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Paulino Pereira
Filipe Meira
Ricardo Magalhães

The 2019 Foil King is:
José Leitmann

Kitesurf. Windsurf. SUP. Sailing.
An unprecedented synergy between the sports.

Teams can switch between these 4 sports at any time, depending on the wind and sea conditions.
Besides the endurance, choosing the right sport for the right moment will make the difference.

12 hours around the course. The team that completes more laps gets the "Water Kings" title.
Ride more than 60% of the first teams' laps, and get the Waterman/Waterwoman title.
Competing or just riding, gather a team and join this epic challenge!

*** NEW for 2019 >>> HYDROFOIL Sprints for the 12h team members that want to hydrofoil or hydrofoil-only individuals! ***

Meia Praia

The extensive Meia Praia beach sand bar is situated East of Lagos, while to the West - from Dona Ana Beach to Porto de Mós - we can find the famous caves, caverns and rock formations of the Algarve - that can be explored all year long by kayak and SUP. The ancestral connection that the Algarve has to the sea justifies, by it self, the importance of the nautical sports in the Region's leisure activities. Whether navigating with the wind blowing or gliding with the waves, the attractions are many for the ones that are tuned with the sea. Even the submerged grounds of Lagos are favourable to scuba diving, due to its clean waters.

In most of the more known beaches there are sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling and surfing equipments available to rent.
The more advanced visitors are able to adventure themselves in the water safely, while the beginners have at their disposal schools and instructors ready to help improve their skills and initiate exciting adventures.
Lagos is one of the top destinations worldwide to pratice water sports at sea, whether is it for leisure, training or competitions, all year long.

Are you a water man/woman? Join us for the next edition and show us what you've got.


Useful information

Google Maps link

How to get there

The event site is at Meia Praia Beach, on the west side right next to the marina channel pier. The access by car is made at the DocaPesca Parking after Sopromar and from there walking by the sand road next to the marina channel. Link Parking Google Maps

Program (May 18,19)

Saturday | 10h: Skippers Meeting; 12h: Endurance challenge start; 13h: 1st Hydrofoil sprint
Sunday | 12h: Sprints challenge
14h: VIP Lunch
16h: Prize giving ceremony

waterkings live tracking

Live GPS online tracking

For those not able to watch the challenge onsite at Lagos, it is possible to follow the teams online with GPS tracking and live rankings.

Photos & Videos

Check out the event photos at our Facebook page (click the image above).