El Gouna, June 17, 2012: Over the past three days El Gouna and Kiteboarding Club hosted KB4girls global event number four of the 2012 season which saw 22 women kiters from all over the world join 9x Kiteboarding World Champion Kristin Boese and pro-coaches Andrina Kelly and Dagmara Dentkiewicz for an action packed event.
After a safety briefing, fun simulator training and a detailed on-water demonstration on day one, the participating girls and women from ages 10 to 55 showed of their skills, motivation and determination when trying and learning lots of new tricks under the instructions of their coaches.
But this KB4girls global camp was by far not only a kiting get together. Thanks to Orange Concept the group of female kite enthusiasts discovered their beloved water playground even more from below the surface during a snorkel trip on board “Ocean Diva” which was also joined by a pod of Dolphins. On Saturday night Buzza Beach then turned the Kiteboarding Club into a beach BBQ and party venue and girls (and boys) danced late into the night.
While all KB4girls Foundations events are free of charge, participants are asked to raise funds for a local/national charity to give something back through their experience. Participants in the KB4girls global event in El Gouna are raising money for the women’s shelter run by Hope Village Society in Cairo. After a passionate presentation of Hope Village, representative Amira Elfeky, the female kiters have not only made it their goal to raise a minimum of 2000 Euro for the Society but to also spread the word of their cause amongst the kite community and further.
Please see http://www.eqyhopevillage.com for further information.
KB4girls founder and sports model Kristin Boese says: “Even though every KB4girls event is important to me, I will remember this one as a very special one. The support of El Gouna, Kiteboarding Club and Orange Concept were simply incredible and the camp really turned into a very special adventure for all the girls. On top of that it became very clear how strongly everyone felt about supporting the Hope Village Society and it means a lot to me that our event can make a difference to their cause.”
At the end of this year’s KB4girls global event in El Gouna participants and organizations alike agreed that they will have to return in 2013 for another amazing event.
A very warm and heartfelt thanks for a very special event go out to Orascom, El Gouna, Kiteboarding Club, Buzza Beach, Fanadir Hotel, Mosaique Hotel, Orange Concept, Jenny Cooper, Dave Cooper, Miguel Willis, Ali Pasha, Captain’s Inn, Turtle’s Inn and Le Garage.
The 2012 KB4girls GLOBAL calendar reads as follows:
March 10 to 11, 2012 Sydney, Australia
March 13 to 15, 2012 KTA Pranburi, Thailand
April 28 to 29, 2012 San Francisco, USA
June 15 to 17, 2012 El Gouna, Egypt
July 27 to 29, 2012 Lancing, Great Britain
September 21 to 23, 2012 Dream Extreme Montauk/NY, USA
KB4girls is a foundations that empowers females through the sport of kiteboarding that was launched in November 2009 by 9x Kiteboarding World Champion Kristin Boese. While the international clinic events gives female athletes from around the world the chance to get together for a fun and female experience it also motivates them to push their kiteboarding skills to the next level and possibly start to compete in kiteboarding.
Another goal of the KB4girls events is to support local charities that reach out to females in need which is done through fundraising at the KB4girls events.