So far, the forecast rocks for wind all week and into next! It’s cold due to water/air temps so if you’re not used to it, bring a full wetsuit minimum 4/3, booties, gloves and head protection.

AIR/WATER 43°F /51°-53°
SUNRISE/SET 06:22 AM/07:41 PM


  • Sat night BBQ/Bonfire/Movies: All are welcome but only 100 BBQ plates available! Chicken, salad, beans, roll and soda, keg for $10/plate. Support the UCSB Kite Club. BBQ starts around 6:30p and will be followed by raffle (1/3 to 1/2 of prizes, must be present to win) and new kite movies. Remember! The BBQ is down the beach a few miles, just north of the Grand Ave beach exit. Park in the lot for free or pay $5 to drive/park on beach. email kurt@thekiteboarder.com for reservations.
  • Raffle tickets just $1 each -over $7K in prizes! Besides cool t-shirts, hats and other swag, we’ll be raffling off (1) Freak Dog/EH 9m Unleashed kite complete/128 board (2) RRD 08 Hypertype 7 complete (3) Best Bullaroo 10m complete (4) Underground 08 board (5) $350 gift certifcate from Dakine. On Sunday, listen for the air horn — this signifies we’re getting ready to raffle off grand prizes!
  • Registration: You must be intermediate or better level kiter to test, able to go upwind consistently, proficient at jumping and familar with self rescue. To receive the wrist band, you must sign a waiver AND provide credit card info. All info is destroyed following the Expo. All registrants gets free sunscreen from Hawaiian Islad Creations (HIC) and lip balm (organic, all natural) from Elemental Herbs until supplies last! Registration is from 11a until 3p daily. Testing is 11a until 5p daily.
  • Ben Wilson Wave Riding Clinics – FREE! Ben will be conducting two free wave riding clinics (on the beach). Space limited to 10 people per clinic, 11a to 1p daily. Email marketing@slingshotsports.com for info/reservations.


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complete info at www.xtremebigair.com/kitexpo