Cabrinha Team Rider, Matt Elsasser

Cabrinha Team Rider, Matt Elsasser

We are stoked to offer three clinics for you at this year’s Pismo KiteXpo!

STRAPLESS SURF CLINICS

Looking to get into strapless riding or get going on your first strapless moves? Pro team riders and Central Coast rippers Matt Elsasser (Cabrinha), James Ropner (Best, Loyd) and Pike Harris (Blade Kites) will be conducting two clinics over the weekend to get you going with style.

To join the strapless clinic, you need to purchase 4 raffle tickets  ($20, fundraiser for Kinsley ThomasWong, pay via paypal orders@thekiteboarder.com or pay at event, pick up/pay at registration) and send an to event organizer, Marina Chang, marina@thekiteboarder.com to confirm your participation. Please specify which day/clinic you would like in the subject title. Limited to 15 participants each clinic. Clinics will meet under the big star tent behind the registration trailer.

James Ropner in action, Pismo Beach.

Best Kiteboarding’s James Ropner in action, 2014 Triple S Invitational.

Saturday, April 11, 12p |  BEGINNER CLINIC

This clinic will start out with a 15-25 minute beach clinic followed by 45 minutes of water time. The focus will be on the basics of strapless riding and jibing. Meet at the big star tent behind the registration trailer at 12p sharp. Water clinic dependent on wind conditions.

Pike Harris, Pismo Beach Pier.

Pike Harris, sponsored by Blade Kites, Pismo Beach Pier.

Sunday, April 11, 12p | FIRST TRICKS CLINIC

This clinic will start out with a 15-25 minute beach clinic followed by 45 minutes of water time. The focus will be on strapless airs and more advanced jibes. Meet at the big star tent behind the registration trailer at 12p sharp. Water clinic dependent on wind conditions.

Gregg "Tekko" Gnecco, La Ventana, Baja Mexico.

Find out what “foil face” is all about with Gregg “Tekko” Gnecco,

FOILBOARDING CLINIC

Foilboards are not just for racing and light wind. They have opened a whole new world to many riders.  Find out more about foilboarding and get tips on how to get your foil on with Liquid Force’s Gregg Gnecco.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30a-11:15a | FOILBOARDING 101

Foil fever is spreading quickly. What is its appeal?  How does it differ from riding with a twin tip or directional? What are some tips when first starting to foil? This is a beach clinic only as it is no fun to learn how to foil in the surf!  Meet at the Liquid Force tent at 10:30a sharp.

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This 20-minute clinic could make a difference in someone’s life!

HOW TO HELP AN INJURED KITER CLINICS

Got 20 minutes to spare? The way you respond to a kite accident could make a major difference in someone’s life. Kirk Talon, a retired veteran firefighter/EMT with the City of Davis, CA, has generously offered to conduct  two 20-minute clinics which will cover how to approach an injured kiter and how to properly immobilize someone before Emergency personnel  arrives so as to minimize further damage. www.onscenesafety.com.

Saturday and Sunday, 11:30a-12p| HOW TO HELP AN INJURED KITER

How to Recognize an Injured Kiter clinics will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30a sharp under the big star tent behind registration.

For complete event info and a air compressor guide by PAN go to the offcial website.