Latest US Gear Demos and Events
24 ? 27 May: Hood River, Oregon with Windance
28 & 29 May: Oregon Coast
30 May ? 1 June: - Seattle and Bellingham WA with Bellingham Kiteboarding
8 June: Kingston, Ontario with Kiteboarding Kingston
14 & 15 June: Charleston, SC with Air Company
Every windy weekend at Nitinat Lake, BC
Every windy day at Chrissy Field, San Francisco, CA
9 - 17 August: Nitinat Lake BC - Launch of full 2009 line up
9 ? 10 Aug: Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, Hood River, OR
5 ? 12 October: Club Med Yucatqan, Mexico.
Develop your skill and interact with the pros creating memories that will last for a lifetime! This week is for the sports professionals and enthusiasts! Spots are booking fast. Register today!
Air along with North Kiteboarding present another session in the Air workshop series:
17 & 18 May: Sky Solbach returns to Chucktown! Join North, Air and Red Bull for a free workshop, demo and after party. Spaces are limited, advance reservations required.
Download the 2008 Demo Poster Here
17 & 18 May @ 2pm: Field training and live demos with North Kiteboarding.
Bring your harness and join them on 3rd Avenue, IOP for one-on-one training with the pros. Boost your skills and even try some kite loops from the morning workshop. Or, simply try out the new 2008 North Rhino, Vegas and Rebel kites along with all the boards, including the new FreeStyle Fish!
18 May @ 11am workshop. Join North Kiteboarding pro Sky Solbach and Rep Nick Abbott for an in-depth look into the world of kiteboarding. In this open forum discussion, you'll have a rare chance to have your questions answered. From 'how is it made?' to pro trick tips to the rock star lifestyle. Sky and Nick are stoked to chat away.
Workshops are free to all kiters but spaces are limited, advance reservations required. Please email OR call 843-388-9300 to join the workshop. Food, drink and festivities provided by
Air, North Kiteboarding and Red Bull. *** Prizes will be given away at the event in a random drawing. To enter, simply register during the 10am workshop. No purchase necessary to win. Drawing will be held after the workshop. You must be present to win. Drawing details may change without notice.
7 May: REAL Racing Series, every Wednesday!
The REAL Racing Series begins 7 May and will be run on every SW windy Wednesday evening at 6pm. This series was a blast last year and looks to be even bigger and better in '08. Spectators; this is one of the best events of the year to watch, right from Real's backyard! Kite racing is a discipline that everyone can enjoy. As long as you can ride upwind, you can do these races and HAVE FUN!
24 ? 25 May: Standup and Salute! Memorial Demo Days?..
Kite, surf and stand-up - these gear demos allow you to try out all the new 2008 gear in conditions around the island. They pick the best spot for the day, then hit the water for a full day on the water.
31 May ? 6 June: Triple-S Invitational
This is the third year of this international freeride kiteboarding competition featuring the best conditions and locations for surf, slicks and sliders. For the competitors, this is an 'invite only' contest, as there's only space for 24 riders. For spectators, this is THE WEEK to check out the world's best kiteboarders in action, take part in the world famous Triple-S parties and see all the action go down. Thinking about taking a REAL camp or lesson during this week? Don't let the Triple-S scare you away. Real will still be teaching 7 days a week, and every student who was here last year raved about how good of a time they had on the water and got to meet all the riders!
10 ? 12 June : REAL Zero 2 Hero Surf Camp #1
Real will now be teaching surfing and stand-up paddleboarding lessons beginning 15 March. They will kick off their three day Zero 2 Hero Surf Camps on 27 May and will run them every Tuesday-Thursday through Thanksgiving weekend. Look for the release of the upcoming Real Zero 2 Hero Surf Camp DVD early this Summer!
13 ? 15 June: 'Who's Your Daddy ?'
Get your Dad on the water during Real's 'Who's Your Daddy ?' Father's Day Weekend Celebration. Everyone knows how much your Dad deserves to get his time on the water. Take him kiteboarding, surfing, or stand-up paddleboarding, or even all three in one day, then join them for a sunset BBQ overlooking the Pamlico Sound. Hint: Special pricing will apply for all Father's Day Gifts, so don't miss out !
4 ? 6 July: REAL Watersports Grand Opening Weekend
Freeride, fireworks and freedom! Kite, surf, stand-up, style! Real's new watersports location in Waves, North Carolina will celebrate its 'Grand Opening' with athlete and celebrity appearances, live music, events, new gear and much, much more. This is a 'must attend' event that you should mark your calendar for now. 18,000 square feet of bass pumping, gear perving, session taking stoke is about to be unleashed on the general public! No matter how vivid your imagination, you have no idea what will be unveiled on July 4th weekend. Celebrate your freedom with REAL!
14 ? 17 August: Cape Hatteras Standup Classic
This 1st annual event features both wave riding and long distance disciplines of the new and exciting sport of stand-up paddleboarding. Tons of time on the water followed by classic REAL parties at night! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details as they unfold?the Cape Hatteras Stand-up Classic is sure to be a popular event!
29 August - 1September: September Sessions
This Labor Day Weekend event is our celebration of the great Summer season gone by and the unbelievable Fall season about to unfold. September brings some of the best conditions on the Outer Banks with great wind, unbelievable waves and sunset after perfect sunset. Just like every holiday weekend, they'll be celebrating with live music, food, gear demos, sale prices and of course?session after epic September Session!
KITTY HAWK KITES
24 ? 26 May: Nags Head, NC. You have heard the hype about the new equipment, now come and try out the gear yourself. KHK Kiteboarding is proud to announce their annual Demo Days Event!
They will have all the latest 2008 kites from Cabrinha, Eclipse and more plus boards will be available for you to try out yourself. Landboards and power kites also available. In addition, special industry reps and team riders will be on hand to make sure you get the most knowledgeable person on hand to answer all your questions. Hang out at the waterfront kiteboarding center and tech-out on how to set-up your control bar, tune your kites, and get the most out of your gear!
This is a rare opportunity to try all the new equipment in a side-by-side comparision!
2ND WIND SPORTS
Be sure to put these party dates down on your calender as ones that you cannot miss!
17 May: Royal kiteboard party @ The River City Saloon with a kite movie premiere and live music from The Rum Rebellion. $7 cover charge.
14 June: Liquid Force slider party @ The River City Saloon with a kite movie premiere and live music from The Quick and Easy Boys. $7 cover charge
5 July: Pimp 'n' Ho party @ The River City Saloon with DJ, costume contest and more debauchery than you can shake a stick at. This'll be one to remember. $7 cover charge.
9 Aug: Kiteboarding 4 Cancer(KB4C) after event party @ The River City Saloon with DJ, live music and tons of raffle prizes, all done 4 a good cause - fighting cancer. $10 cover charge.
6 ? 8 June: Kitestock is a yearly full weekend event hosted by Surf Culture Canada since 2002. This year the event runs at Mitchell's Bay, Ontario, Canada. It started off as a party kicking off the warm water kiteboarding season and has grown to become one of the largest events in the region. It is not a competition but rather an event aimed at bringing together riders from all the lakes to ride at the special flat water kiting spot known as M-Bay. This event draws not only kiters but also spectators and media from all across the Great Lakes and Central North America to this one perfect place.
10 ? 17 June: Plan now for a kitesurf vacation in Aruba! Watersports West have already had 16 amazing annual trips on these dates and the wind has always been great. The deal is $399 double occupancy non ocean view includes 7 nights in an efficiency apartment complete with a/c, fridge, microwave, board and sail rental. Oceanview rooms are available call for pricing.
Airfare is extra, with possible fares from $270 on spirit airlines from Tampa and up. Proof of citizenship is required with a valid passport .
And it's not just kitesurfing! Also: windsurfing, sightseeing, gambling, horseback riding, dancing, boating and more fun stuff! They will organize some group trips, usually for diving, dancing, video night dinner, final night dinner and maybe even a BBQ at the resort. If you just want to sit around the pool or hot tub that's OK too.
Car rental is recommended and sharing with others is always a good deal. Cars are from $169 a week - split between 3 or 4 it's very reasonable. Watersports West can make reservations for you.
Make your reservations now to be sure you get a seat on the plane and a slot on this great trip.
**pre Aruba Party Saturday May 31 at 5:30pm at store ** Please send a deposit asap
PRO KITE BRASIL
June ? Dec: Lessons offered during this windy season! The Pro Kite Brasil is an IKO professional international centre, ideal for beginners as well as for people who need to learn new freestyle tricks with skilled instructors. Conditions are unique! Urua? has a fresh water lake, a salted water plate lagoon and obviously the ocean with its fantastic waves and its 25 degrees? all nailed by a steady wind! For all these reasons Urua? is one of the best places to kitesurf and has to be shared with people who love this sport. The school is located 100 m from the hot ocean water and is completely integrated with the surrounding environment. There is a fantastic compound that can satisfy all client requests. The compound offers some exclusives services that makes it welcoming and functional, featuring showers and restaurant-bar with local specialities, the riders' shop and a relaxing swimming pool.
Instructor Certification Programs (ICP)
PASA has established courses to train and certify kiteboarding instructors through Instructor Certification Programs, or ICPs. They work with multiple PASA examiners around the nation to develop a nationally recognized level of instructor certification.
Upcoming ICP Clinics:
19 ? 23 May: Nags Head, NC
22 ? 26 May: Columbia River Gorge, OR
16 ? 20 June: Nags Head, NC
21 ? 25 July: Nags Head, NC
22 ? 26 September: Nags Head, NC
Note: You must be a PASA professional member to register for ICP clinics. You will also need to keep your annual membership in good standings in order to be PASA certified. This also enables you to have your instructor profile and the online features for logging and certifying your students.
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