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Spend a Week in Bimini: Comps, lessons, fun for all

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Teams with Bimini Bay and Adventure Sports Miami to present “THE BIMINI WINDS”, Kitesurfing’s Newest and Most Adventurous Event!

Bimini is a small island jewel floating on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream. It’s the famed sport fishing capital of the world, rumored to be the location of the Fountain of Youth, the inspiration for Hemingway’s “Islands in the Stream”, and lays smack in the middle of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. Brought into the kiteboarding scene during the 2005 Bahamas Crossing, where 16 two man teams battled the elements during an exciting race from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bimini is an island for the adventurer.

Whether you’re looking to compete, free ride, learn, or just watch the most colorful and exhilarating sport in the world, Bimini Bay is the place to be November 12th – 16th of 2008. Kitesurfers from all over the world will be traveling to the tiny island just off Florida’s Coast to compete for $8,000 dollars prize money. Challenging obstacles called Kickers and Sliders will be placed in the shallow, clear waters of Bimini Bay for top competitors to utilize in hopes of winning the judges eye. Others will be racing at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour powered only by the warm Bahamian winds. They will be stacked side by side when rounding the marks and charging for the finish line. Spectacular crashes and big jumps are the reward for spectators, while prize money and glory reward the victors.

The kite addicted, traveling with families and friends need not worry. Non-kiters can enjoy the best off shore and near shore fishing in the world. Take a dive with wild dolphins, kayak or Stand Up Paddle to a desolate beach, or relax at the infinity pool while knocking back a Mojito, it’s all good. Everyone will enjoy nightly video shows, bonfires, and even a pirate costume party. Those wanting to learn to kite will have 4 of the best schools in the world to choose from. Book lessons in advance and learn to kitesurf in the warm, shallow waters of Bimini Bay!

For event information go to: www.biminiwinds.com

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