The 14th annual KiteXpo in Pismo beach kicked off with solid winds gusting from the mids 20’s throughout the day. This three day event brought together kiteboarders from across the country to California for the largest free kiteboarding demo in North America. There were plenty of smiling faces as kiteboarders got to test out the latest kites, boards and gear from any of the the top brands. This demo event ran in conjunction with a fundraising event for Kinsley ThomasWong who was a prominent kiteboarder and well loved in the Central California region.
As the day progressed, the winds steadily increased with many riders scrambling to demo the smaller kites on the beach. Many of the Central California crew including James Ropner, Teddy Lyons and the Cal Poly Kiteboarding Association wowed spectators with their high flying strapless acrobatics. The final day of the WOO Big Air competition, a BBQ catered by “Maui” Mike Lujan, silent auction and bonfire were scheduled for Saturday.