The totals are in!

Thanks to participants and companies for supporting this year’s fundraising efforts to benefit the Oceano Jr. Lifeguard Summer Program at the 15th annual XBA Kitexpo. Between the Friday night dinner of 55 attendees (thanks Core Kiteboarding and SubSea Tours for each bringing six from your crews!) and the sold out Saturday BBQ of 150 tickets, the kiteboarding community raised enough funds to support 11 kids in this summer’s program.

ABOUT THE XBA KITEXPO

The XBA Kitexpo, formerly the Pismo Kitexpo, was founded by Central Coast kiteboarding pioneer Kinsley ThomasWong of Xtreme Big Air in 2002. It started as a way to hang out with the few kiters around at the time with a vision to build a community of kiteboarders who shared a passion for the sport and ocean.The event is now dedicated to his spirit, memory and infinite stoke for life. #LiveLikeKinsley

ABOUT THE OCEAN JR. LIFEGUARDS

The objective of the Oceano Dunes Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety education. The program is designed to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their peers and their parents.

The Junior Lifeguard Program uses it summer camps to introduce non-traditional user groups to the wonders of the marine and aquatic recreation environments. It is their hope that by offering recreational opportunities to our youth that they will increase the quality of our present and future communities.