The third and final day of the XBA Pismo Kitexpo was socked in with a heavy dense fog that kept the wind at bay. Event organizers decided to hold the final opportunity drawing of the event in front of an eager crowd of spectators. With lots of great prizes still to be won, many spectators kissed and prayed that their tickets would be the ones to claim a prize.
As the winning tickets were called out by TKB publisher Marina Chang, the crowd would go completely silent as everyone checked their tickets in hopes that it would be theirs. Winners had to be on hand to collect the prizes so, when no one came forward, the crowd would smile and laugh as they knew a new ticket had to be drawn again.
By the end of the opportunity drawing, a few prizes were left that attendees licked their lips over. Still up for grabs was a Liquid Force inflatable sofa that many considered a must win, a Ride Engine harness and a few other key items.
When the final grand prize ticket was drawn, the crowd let out a collective gasp in disappointment except for one lucky winner who had just won a new GoPro 7 Black, a gift certificate to Ventana Windsports, Coyas restaurant and a Dakine backpack. The Kiteboarder Magazine would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all those that attended this year’s event, to everyone who volunteered, donated prizes and to all those kiteboarding brands that attended.