Annual Lighthouse to Leighton returns

A sea of colour will take over Leighton Beach as part of the Lighthouse to Leighton event. (Photo: Peta North).
A sea of colour will take over Leighton Beach as part of the Lighthouse to Leighton event. (Photo: Peta North).

A SEA of colour will hit the Indian Ocean for the annual Lighthouse to Leighton.

International kiteboarders will converge on Rottnest Island alongside local and national hopefuls for the annual 19km race to Leighton Beach in North Fremantle.

Among the competitors is Palmyra’s Dale Stanton, who is looking to get back onto the podium after he placed first in 2011 and second in 2012, as well as freestyle state title holder and past Australian National Freestyle Kiteboarding Champion Christina Gaudieri from Beeliar.

Ledge to Lancelin Ocean Classic title holder Andrew Cooksey and qualified kiteboarding instructor Victoria Heaslop, both from Fremantle, will also be in the pack of more than 100 racers.

They will be aiming to not only cross the finish line first but to beat the record of 19 minutes and three seconds set in 2016.

The Lighthouse to Leighton is on December 8.