Spring winds have kicked in and so have the vendors for the upcoming Pismo Beach Kite and SUP Expo April 11-14, 2013! Participating vendors so far include:  Airush, Best, Liquid Force, Litewave Designs, RRD, Axis Kiteboarding, Mystic, DaKine, ASV Performance/Keyan Kiteboarding and North.

2013 Best Cabo 11m Wave Kite Complete:  $1698 value

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The mid-aspect, tri-strut layout helps reduce weight and allows the Cabo to sit further back in the window with impeccable downwind drift – no matter how hard the wind is blowing. The short, reactive micro bridle works in harmony with the tri-strut layout to maximize turning speed and feedback. An Open-C platform provides great stability with minimum bar pressure so you can commit 100% on any wave that you ride into. Come demo the Cabo along with the full 2013 line up of Best products in Pismo!

$1,200 Credit toward a Vela Kitesurf Holiday of Your Choice!


For 2013 Vela Kitesurf has 10 destinations to choose from with EXCITING NEW DESTINATIONS COMING SOON! Each Vela Kitesurf center has been created or chosen with an assurance to uphold the highest quality of both instruction and equipment, while the environment at their schools will help you to take your skills to the next level. This is their passion and no one does it better!



Riccardo Fumini is better known for his split board designs but also creates beautiful custom boards. For 2012, he created a stunning custom carbon fiber twin tip board for the raffle and for 2013, will provide a custom surfboard to support our fundraising efforts for the ThomasWong family. Thanks Riccardo!

Custom Handmade Loyd Kite Surfboard: Value $750


Gabe’s Dad Aaron Loyd has been shaping since the late 60′s and Gabe basically grew up in a surfboard factory for most of his early life. He handshapes, sprays, glasses and sands all of his boards and maintains a very high quality standard. Surfing since the age of 3 and shaping since 2004, Gabe’s kiteboards came into the picture in the last couple years, ever since he got addicted to kitesurfing!  Gabe is proud to keep the  custom board building tradition alive in his family and is busy completing a set of demo boards for the upcoming event.

2013 Axis Vanguard Twin Tip: $699


Adrian Roper has deep roots in watersports. A surfer, windsurfer, and kitesurfer, the native Kiwi has shaped boards for all these sports for close to three decades. Adrian is now entering another phase in his life and career with the launch of his new company, Axis Kiteboarding. He is eager to share his new designs with riders and get feedback on his new shapes at the Expo!

2013 Liquid Force Full Contact Light Wind Board:  $549.99


The simple, easy-acces Full Contact is all about enjoying your sesh. Medium flex with softer tips, single concave bottom, and a low rocker profile for easy riding any time.Whether you live in a lightwind area, or simple need more power to ride, the 146×45 Full Contact will be your board of choice for getting going, no matter what. Come try it for yourself along with the full line of 2013 Liquid Force kites and boards.

2012 Litewave Storm 127 (deck/footpads/straps only): $500


The Storm kitesurfing boards are constructed with glass laminates over a full wood core. The Storm is a freeride, do-it-all board shape that features a deep concave bottom that bleeds into flat along the rails but follows right through into the tips. The result is a board that rips upwind and smooths out chop considerably. Check out the Storm, DV8 Surf and Wing boards at the demo!

10% Discount at Sea Venture Resort when you mention KiteXpo

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Kite right out front of the hotel and downwind to the the event site. Then enjoy a private hot tub on your balcony as you soak away the day’s session. Killer restaurant on premise (best brunch in town!) and walking distance to shopping, bars and restaurants.


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