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Pismo Beach KiteXpo Update

:lang163_lflineofboards4demo.jpgAttendees checking out LF’s board line at the 2008 event…Updates 3/17/09

17 KITES COMPANIES COMING TO DEMO – BIGGEST EXPO EVER!

 We are happy to announce that Ozone will also be exhibiting at the event making this year’s Expo our biggest ever!

  • Advance: Check out the new Lamba-shaped Kaiman kite and foldable travel board
  • Best: Come demo the new Kahoona, designer Peter Stiewe’s favorite kite for the surf
  • Cabrinha:  Try out Cabrinha’s new IDS system
  • Caution: Try the new Trespass sizes and 2009 kites including the new Mayhem X
  • DaKine:  Check out the new 2009 accessories line from DaKine including harnesses, footpad/strap systems and more
  • Eclipse: Take advantage of Felix Pivec’s strapless surf clinic! See registration for details. Clinic is planned to be next to registration
  • F-One:  See and try the new line of bamboo directional boards
  • Flexifoil: See the new 2009 kites for the first time including next gen Ion’s and new Neutron’s
  • Liquid Force: Check out LF’s extensive board line and new safety system
  • Mystic Boarding: Try on the new harnesses, impact vests, wetsuits and other accessories for size
  • Naish (Sol Kiteboarding): Try out Naish’s SUP boards and next gen sigma shaped kites
  • Ocean Rodeo: Check out OR’s new Diablo kite and Mako board (140 board in raffle)
  • Ozone:  Fresh the snow in Utah, Ozone will have their full line up
  • RRD:  Check out RRD’s SUP board, Screw It footstrap system and 09 line up
  • Surf Shades: Stylish, made for the surf/kitesurfing and very reasonably priced
  • Slingshot: See for yourself if SS’s RPM kite gives you the best of both worlds between the Rev and Fuel
  • Underground: All the way from New Zealand, see what Underground has to offer for the season
  • Vari Kites: See and try out the new Condor One kite for the first time
  • Wainman Hawaii (Kite Naked): Test the new Blunt boards and try out the 6.5 Gypsy (Gypsy raffle prize) Kite Demo Hours: 12p to 5p

SOLO PADDLESURF TO LAUNCH AT KITEXPO!

A new SUP-dedicated company, SoloPaddlesurf has been in the works for the past year and a half and is launching its first boards at the Pismo SUP and KiteXpo demo event!  Based in Southern California, the team is composed of guys with varying ocean sports background in windsurfing, kiteboarding and of course, surfing. SoloPaddlesurf will be raffling off their new Carbon Fiber paddle and will have all five of their new SUP boards available for demo. Check out www.solopaddlesurf.com for more info.

Other SUP Participants:

Global Surf Industries:  Global Surf Industries (GSI) operates from its world headquarters in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. In September 2002, GSI entered into a joint-venture agreement with Cobra International. Today, GSI has a portfolio of 11 brands and offers seven SUP boards.

C4: C4 Waterman consists of some of today’s most respected and accomplished watermen including Brian Keaulana, Mike Fox, Todd Bradley, and shaper Dave Parmenter. C4 has eleven SUP’s in their 2009 line and will be raffling off some killer swag including a new carbon paddle.

 SUP demo hours; 9a to 12p or whenever the wind starts blowing!

 KITECYLE LOOKING FOR OTHER RECYCLE CENTERS/TRAINING FACILITIES     

If you have old kites, sails or windsurf sails, bring them to the Expo and get a tax write off from Kitecylce, now with nonprofit status! They are also looking for recycle centers in other windy areas. For instance, Lydia is setting something up with Palapas Ventana in La Ventana now, and will be training some locals on how to make the reusable bags. This is a great project for social or special needs programs in your community.

RAFFLE AND MISC

  • Headhunters sunscreen has generously donated a bunch of the good stuff to keep you protected!
  • H20 Audio has donated two ipod cases and headphones!
  • Donkey Dick Kiteboarding has donated their new kitesurfing watches with kite graphics!

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