You will have noticed that kites of all shapes and sizes are always flying around the island. The children love them however they are actually very important to the adults. From June until September it is the windy season in Bali and the ancient tradition of kite building and flying is taken to a whole new level with huge competitions particularly in Sanur. There is an old tale of a sacred kite which was said to carry Ratu Atu or Saint Beautiful, protecting a particular village from an epidemic and since this time all kites are considered important. There is a great kite shop just before you get to the intersection on Jl. Kerobokan.