This year’s Kite Clash event will take place from August 1-3, 2014, bringing together top riders from Canada and the USA for a weekend-long event in Squamish, B.C.
Riders compete in 3 disciplines over the course of the weekend. Best Trick, Big Air, and Freestyle. The Freestyle event is the deciding factor for the Canadian National title. The top finishing Canadian will take the title as the national champion. With the event now in its second year and with such positive feedback after its first year, organizer Thor Kaze has planned to take this year’s event to new heights.
For 2014, there will be more categories to accommodate the large variety of riders attending the event. This year in the freestyle category there will be a Junior division (18 & under), men’s division, masters division (35+) and a women’s division. In the Best Trick and Big Air event there will be both mens and women’s divisions. Last year’s turn out was massive with Canadian riders including Matt Cooper, Sam Medysky and Daniel Koenig in attendance. Pro riders from the States included Rich Sabo, Jason Slezak and Brandon Scheid. This year the event is expected to host over 60 competitors.
Squamish, British Colombia is located halfway between downtown Vancouver and Whistler’s high alpine, where the ocean meets the mountains. It lies at the crossroads between incomparable outdoor recreation and unforgettable West Coast culture. It’s where rugged landscapes and stunning vistas come together to create adventure. While surrounding lakes make for good practice areas, those seeking the delicate balance necessary for high performance days need look no further than the Squamish Spit. Recent upgrades have made this spot accessible to all with much needed renovations to the parking and launch area.
Registration is $20 per event and takes place on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Squamish. For a complete event schedule, download the Kite Clash 2014 Event announcement. To keep up to date on schedule changes and standings, visit Kite Clash on Facebook.