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Erin Swain: Walk of Shame

Erin Swain: Walk of Shame

OK, so, I went kiting with Scott and Tami today. A quick back ground on Tami: we have been texting about kiting for an entire year, and have not gotten together. Today was finally the day we were able to go. It wasn’t too windy, so when I got he message from Scott saying he was heading down south, I jumped right on the invitation to kite and I invited Tami.

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Erin Swain: In Too Deep

Today started off like all my other sessions. Scott and I dropped a car off at Jockeys Ridge and went down behind the golf course in Nags Head to pump up our kites. It wasn’t blowing too strong, so I pumped up my 9M and attached my bar from my 7M.

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Erin Swain: Learning to Self Rescue: A MUST HAVE SKILL

Erin Swain: Learning to Self Rescue: A MUST HAVE SKILL

After kiting with Allison, I heard that Scott was on his way over to Jockey's Ridge. I was stoked because I had been walking upwind all day and was ready to do a bonafide downwinder without worrying about staying upwind. Scott arrived around 5:30pm, so I threw my gear in his car and we drove down about 3 miles south.

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Erin Swain: I Finially Did it with a Girl

So, as a newbie to the sport, I called a local bud of mine and said, "Hey, do you know any chicks that kite? I could really use someone on my level that is eager to get out there on days when I can go." With that, my bud says he thinks his friend’s wife is on the same level. Two days later I get a text msg that reads: "Hey Erin, I got your number from Chirs, my name’s Allison.”

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Erin Swain: Windy Downwinder to Jocky’s Ridge

Erin Swain: Windy Downwinder to Jocky’s Ridge

I am back at it. I just completed a great downwinder to Jockeys Ridge, but this session started out as a bummer. My bud Scott (from the last blog) came to get me and I started grabbing all my gear.

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Erin Swain: Downwinder from Ramp 46 to Somewhere in Salvo

Oh My Gosh! Downwinders are a beginner kiter's best friend! I had the best day ever. I went right to the board instead of doing the body drags first. That was a great accomplishment.

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Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

Banana Hammocks and Caipirinhas: The Bay Area Kitesurf Crew Heads to Brazil

On kite trips, sometimes you get lucky with wind and sometimes you don’t. From June to December, 98% of the days in northeastern Brazil have 15+ knot winds, so we knew from the start that no luck was necessary for “kite-‘till-it-hurt” riding every day of the trip.

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1st Annual Baja Xmas Downwinder Sleigh Ride

Meet at The Hot Springs Palapas at 130 pm Thursday Dec 23rd Dress in a Xmas costume (Santa, elf, reindeer, snowman, or get creative) Do a downwinder all together on your decorated  kite, windsurfer, SUP, Hobie Cat, inner tube, canoe, ...

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TKB PODCAST: Phil Midler on his Record Breaking Journey

Phil Midler from XLKites joined us today to give us a recap of his amazing Journey of nearly 240 miles of kiteboarding along the Texas Gulf Coast.

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100 Miles of Butter

The diversity in the waters along the 3 day trek was unbelievable. We rode consistent SSE winds that pumped 25-40 the entire way, and blew non-stop!

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American Phil Midler Breaks Kiteboarding Long Distance World Record

On May 10, 2010, starting at 4 a.m., the two Americans quietly set out to break the world kiteboarding distance record.

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