The annual kite fliers meeting on the island of Fano in June, started by a handful of German kite fliers, has been running for over 20 years. Attended by fliers from across northern Europe and beyond it now has many thousands of participants, though it would be no mistake to say that kite fliers from Germany predominate.
The sheer size of the beach
where the kite flying takes place is impressive and the sky is filled daily with a maelstrom of kites, stretching as far as the eye can see. Having a bike to get around is really handy, but cars driven on the hard sand make easier work of carrying lots of kite equipment. There's also a bus service which runs along the beach.
There's an auction of kites which takes place in the ride hall, the auctioneer being the unmistakable Alfons Karsten. There's also a small kite market, useful for line, handles and material.
Hiring a house and sharing with friends is a great idea. For us the distance to the beach kite flying was just a few minutes by bike.
Access to and from the island is easy, there's a short ferry crossing from Esbjerg. We stayed an extra week to see a little more of mainland Denmark. Totally enjoyable!