Behind the Scenes at the Best Girls Calendar Shoot

Behind the scenes of the first annual Best Fest, held in Cumbuco, Brazil. In addition to possibly the coolest party held on the northeast coast of Brazil, friends flew in from all over the world to demo new gear, meet team riders, and spend a week together in one of the most epic kiteboarding locations on the planet.

During the months leading up to this event, models were beckoned from everywhere to compete for a chance to be in the first Best Girls Calendar. Along with Kristin Boese, the 9-time world champion kiteboarder (Best Kiteboarding), the top 3 finalists were sent to Brazil, bikini’d up and placed all over the beaches and dunes by professional photographer Michael Williams. Michael was accompanied by his crew of Richard Keogh (Hair and Makeup) and Rob Kolb (Post-production). Between these 3, a masterpiece collection of poses and lifestyle shots were collaborated into one hell of a piece of eye-candy for 2011.

Best Kiteboarding 2011 Calendar shoot from Sean Michael Lee on Vimeo.

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