Get ready for some strong winds and pumping surf at the 11th Annual KiteXpo this weekend!Forecast-4.8.13

FORECAST:  Persistently strong to gale-force (25 to 38 mph) northwesterly winds will produce night and morning low clouds, fog and cooler coastal temperatures Thursday and continuing through the weekend with an 8- to 10-foot northwesterly sea and swell (with a 7- to 14-second period) forecasted along our coastline. Thank you wind gods!



Peter Lynn and Best Kiteboarding will be sponsoring a keg at the beach bbq/bonfire on Saturday. BBQ is $15 for Maui Mike’s aloha chicken, salad, beans, roll and beverage. If you drink beer a $5 additional donation would be appreciated. All proceeds to benefit the ThomasWong family thanks to the Lujan family! Only 100 tickets available at registration so get them before they run out! After the BBQ, we’ll be treated to Fire Dancing courtesy of the Pro Leezure crew making their way from Baja back to the Northwest. BBQ will start at 7p, with all activities over by 11p.

RAFFLE UPDATE: We will have daily raffles on Saturday morning, Sat before the BBQ and Sunday before the wind comes up. Raffle tickets will only be good for that day’s prizes will all tickets going into the pot for Sunday’s grand prizeraffle so Friday raffle items will be drawn Saturday morning around 10:30a right before the How to Recognize a Severely Injured Kiter Clinic (got 20 minutes? How you react to an accident scene could make a big difference in someone’s life), Saturday’s raffle items will be drawn Sat evening around 6p before the BBQ and Sunday’s raffle including the final will be around 12noon. Special thanks to the following for stepping up as major sponsors of $500 or more. We have over $12K in prizes you could win!

Axis Kiteboarding: Vanguard Board – Best: 2013 11m Cabo complete – Gaastra USA: 2013 7m Jekyll (kite only) – Dakine: his and her’s split roller bags, backpacks and hoodies – Kurtis Surf Googles and Sunglasses: new mutating lens shades – Litewave Designs: 127 Spirit board, deck only – Loyd Surfboards: custom Loyd kiteboard  – NE Wind: custom NE wind board modeled after split board design custom wine barrel rocking chair – Patagonia: Down puffy, his/her’s bathing suits, R2 wetsuit – Vela Kitesurf: $1000 credit toward Vela Kitesurf trip of winner’s choice