Ben Wilson News

Hey crew,

After the success of our wave clinics in Australia, we are hitting the West Coast of the USA on our SMACK IT UP coaching tour. We start in San Francisco and hit all the good spots down to San Diego.

If you want to really push your wave riding then join us for a 7 day intensive in Baja Mexico.
Keep an eye out for the Slingshot RV during our road trip and don’t hesitate to come say hello.
see details below.

Ben and his coaching team will be hitting the West Coast of USA in August to run a series of wave riding clinics. Bookings are essential and places are limited.



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Dates and Locations

1.San Francisco 6.7 August
2 San Francisco – 8,9 August
3. Santa Cruz– 10,11 August
4. LA – 12,13 August
5. San Diego / Huntington 14,15 August

Each clinic runs for 1 full day but has a second day allocated if conditions are not suitable on day 1.



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Prerequisite skills This is a not a beginner clinic. You must be able to Stay upwind, ride heelside and toeside, have full kite control, able to water relaunch etc and be preferably riding a directional board or ready to start riding one. How it Works The clinic is a mix of theory and riding sessions. In the theory sessions Ben uses video footage to explain different concepts. The riding sessions begin with an initial assessment of your skill level. You are then grouped with riders of similar ability and will receive coaching based on your needs. Each person will have the opportunity to get some one on one coaching with Ben during the clinic.You will also have the opportunity to test ride the latest SLINGSHOT kites and boards.
Don’t hesitate on booking your opportunity to fast track your riding in the waves.

Clinic fee – $295 usd – to Book
Plus be one of the first to book and go in the draw to win a great prizes from our sponsors.


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ACCELERATOR Surfkiter CAMP – BAJA 2008 – August 16 – 23 2008
Seriously advance your riding with the 7 day Surf kiting camp in Baja Mexico. Ben Wilson and his coaching team have created a unique kite surf experience, an idyllic resort at a consistent surf break in BAJA, where a select group of attendees on a once in a lifetime week-long trip. The opportunity will be limited to 10 kite surfers.

The Accelerator surf camps are designed for you to enjoy world class waves, uncrowded conditions and great hospitality during a 7 day intensive coaching camp.

Venue – SoloSports Adventure Holidays at Punta San Carlos – BAJA
Wave Camp fee – all inclusive – $2600 for 7 days, Transport ex San Diego, share accommodations all meals and all instruction

Bookings and inquires – phone 949.289.7779 or email

Can’t get to a clinic….
The Ben Wilson wave riding instructional SMACK is now ready and is in the BWS online store. If you want to know how to pull off moves like bottom turns, floaters, reos then its all here.

Over 90 mins of instruction and bonus clips. A must have for any wave riding kiter.
See the trailer here



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Be the first to get your hands on a copy – ORDER YOUR COPY

All the best for ‘08

BWS Crew