MORE THAN 200 KITEBOARDERS HEAD TO THE KING OF THE GREAT LAKES KITEBOARDING COMPETITION

 

Welcome to the 9th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition. |

Welcome to the 9th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition. It is hard to imagine we had 4 guys show up in 2001 and this year we expect 30-40 competitors and over 100 kiteboarders. The event will take place in Grand Haven, MI, USA.

We have moved the venue just 1/2 mile north of the MAC shack this year and will be doing all of our registrations and hanging out right at the pier head at Captain Jack’s on the Beach Restaurant.

The Pier will provide a great spot for spectators and photographers to enjoy the action up close and personal. We do ask that only competitors ride within the pier heads during the event. It is a small area with room for only 4-6 riders.

This year we expect to have a full range of 2010 Demo gear available from Cabrinha and Naish. Special thanks to Dakine for the Rash Guards.

KoGL draws all the Midwest riders as well as many pros to the event annually. This year’s format has also been changed to be a free ride competition with the riders deciding the outcome. Whoever pushes themselves and the sport the hardest will walk away with the title “King of The Great Lakes” as judged by their peers. A course racing event will be held all 3 days if winds and waves permit.

This year’s event will have something for everyone. Join in on a massive down winder, ride in the shelter of the pier, or just hang out and watch the crew throw down. Whatever your style, this is the event not to be missed this year.

Events: Men’s FreestyleWomen’s FreestyleCourse RacingMass DownwinderFriday Night Downtown Muskegon BashSaturday Night Captain Jack’s Throw Down Party and Awards

 

King of the Great Lakes

Kitesurf Competition

Pere Marquette Beach in

Muskegon, Michigan

October 2 – 4, 2009

Welcome to the 9th annual King of the Great Lakes Kiteboarding Competition. It is hard to imagine we had 4 guys show up in 2001 and this year we expect 30-40 competitors and over 100 kiteboarders.

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We have moved the venue just 1/2 mile north of the MAC shack this year and will be doing all of our registrations and hanging out right at the pier head at Captain Jack’s on the Beach Restaurant.

Check out the map and you will see that we have flat water riding for freestyle on a north or south wind. The Pier will provide a great spot for spectators and photographers to enjoy the action up close and personal. We do ask that only competitors ride within the pier heads during the event. It is a small area with room for only 4-6 riders.

This year we expect to have a full range of 2010 Demo gear available from Cabrinha and Naish. Special thanks to Dakine for the Rash Guards.

KoGL draws all the Midwest riders as well as many pros to the event annually. This year’s format has also been changed to be a free ride competition with the riders deciding the outcome. Whoever pushes themselves and the sport the hardest will walk away with the title “King of The Great Lakes” as judged by their peers. A course racing event will be held all 3 days if winds and waves permit.

This year’s event will have something for everyone. Join in on a massive down winder, ride in the shelter of the pier, or just hang out and watch the crew throw down. Whatever your style, this is the event not to be missed this year.

Events: 

Men’s Freestyle

Women’s Freestyle

Course Racing

Mass Downwinder

Friday Night Downtown Muskegon Bash

Saturday Night Captain Jack’s Throw Down Party and Awards

Registration: Open to all kiteboarders, including non-competing riders and “groupies”

Competitor registration includes:

- Entrance into all events

- Free Gear Demo*

- Ticket to the Saturday Night Dinner at Captain Jack’s

- Rash Guard

   (while supplies last; you’ll get an

   event t-shirt if we run out of your size)

- Bag of swag

Registration Fee for competitors: $40

Non-competitor registration includes:

- Ticket to the Saturday Night Dinner at Captain Jack’s

- Free Gear Demo*

- Bag of swag

- Event Rash Guard

   (while supplies last; you’ll get an

   event t-shirt if we run out of your size)

Registration Fee for non-competitors: $35

Click here to register!

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 2, 2009 10:00 a.m. Check-in at Captain Jack’s  10:30 a.m. Riders’ meeting at Captain Jack’s 10:45 a.m. Riding begins 3:00  p.m. Course Racing  8:00  p.m. Party at the Muskegon Athletic Club Sports Bar  Saturday, October 3, 2009 10:00 a.m. Check-in at Captain Jack’s 10:30 a.m. Riders’ meeting at Captain Jack’s 10:45 a.m. Riding begins  3:00  p.m. Course Racing 7:00  p.m. Dinner and Awards party at Captain Jack’s  Sunday, October 4, 2009 Make up day.  If the awards have not been given away and it is windy we will stick to the following schedule: 10:00 a.m. Check-in at Captain Jack’s 10:30 a.m. Riders’ meeting at Captain Jack’s 10:45 a.m. Riding begins 3:00  p.m. Course Racing  5:00  p.m. Awards given away at Captain Jack’s  

*Demos – All demos are limited to registered riders with previous ability and are subject to staff approval. 

 

 

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