KB4girls Long Island kiteboarding clinic lets guys in on the fun as well

Long Island: 4th annual Dream Extreme and KB4girls kiteboarding clinic lets guys in on the fun as well

The event marked the first time Dream Extreme welcomed boys
New York, September 27, 2013: The Dream Extreme Fundraising event and KB4girls female kite clinic on Long Island/New York took place for the 4th consecutive time from September 20 to 22, 2013.

 KB4girls Long Island kiteboarding clinic lets guys in on the fun as well

KB4girls Long Island kiteboarding clinic lets guys in on the fun as well

Once again beautiful sunshine and the perfect breeze blessed the event and supplied the perfect conditions for the beginner and advanced kiteboarders that joined the KB4girls clinic part of the event. For the first time Dream Extreme had been opened up to male participants as well, resulting in a group of 25 female and 5 male participants that combined their forces to raise funds for STEPS to end family violence through personal fundraising pages, donations and the silent auction at the dinner and dance party on Saturday evening.

It was not only thanks to the amazing participants and donors that Dream Extreme empowered females (and this time also a few men) through the sport of kiteboarding, it was also thanks to all the incredible pro-coaches as well as volunteers that had flown in from all over the world to help and make the event happen, including Oli Berlic, Billy Bosch, Juan Carlos Morales, Marissa Dobbs, Chris Doyle, Joanna Kowalska, Hope Levin, Teddy Lyons, Sam Medysky, Jon Modica, Jason Norwood, Rich Sabo, Matt Sexton, Chris Stuckey and Terri Tapper and KB4girls founder and president Kristin Boese as well as John Pereira from the NY Kite Center.

Non kiting guests also had a fantastic time enjoying beach activities at the beach bash and watching the pros ride and mentor. The dinner party on Saturday evening topped it off with good food, great people, an amazing auction and an exciting slide show of the day’s festivities. An all-round event all in the name of kiteboarding.

A huge thanks goes to organizer and Dream Extreme founder Linda Argila of Solutions New York who once again made the impossible happen and of course to every participant, coach, volunteer, donor and sponsor that helped to raise an incredible US$20,0000 for the STEPS program.

For more info on the Dream Extreme event as well as STEPS please go to http://www.challengetotriumph.com/

First day – racings and fun freestyle session in France La Baule

The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012 descended on France along with 117 riders, 76 racers and 41 freestyle competitors, ready to show off their very best on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With an ideal event site at La Baule, the week ahead looks to be an eventful and exciting one, filled with biggest names in kiteboarding and set at one of the most beautiful locations in the French region of Loire Atlantique.

First day - racings and fun freestyle session in France La Baule

First day - racings and fun freestyle session in France La Baule

Riders from 20 nations turned up for the 4th leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe, excited to compete against the best kite racers and freestylers, to find out where they stand in this European tour event.

With a full five days ahead, riders will be sure to have fun on and off the water, experiencing the conditions, lifestyle and French atmosphere.

Racing kicked off the competition at 11am with three fleets split in 4 races. Competitors entered the water and battled it out for lead positioning. In each race, the top-ranked riders, including Adam Koch (USA), Julien Kerneur (FRA), Riccardo Leccese (COL), and Olivier Dansin (FRA) went head to head at the front of the pack.

In the women fleet, it was almost an all around winning day for North rider Steph Bridge (North, GBR) who managed to race her way gracefully across the finish line first in three of four races today. French racer Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA), Michalina Laskowska (POL) and Katja Roose (Airush, NED) battled for place two, three and four. Roose managed to finish second of the day while Adrien took third place, followed by Laskowska.

Around 2:30pm, wind picked up for a funny expression session just in front of the Island of La Baule. Almost all freestylers went out to train their kitesurfing skills in light and sunny conditions. After a funny and amazing day at 7pm the opening ceremony took place on the beach with some cocktails and hot sounds.

All in all, the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe to guest at La Baule Derby Kite is on the way to be a giant success, filled with racing and outstanding freestyle action. Tomorrow, forecasts call for lighter winds.

Results for MINI European Course Racing