Hate cancer? Want to support an upcoming grom via the longest running kite event in North America?

The Kiteboarder Magazine is proud to announce that it is supporting the 2019 Kiteboard for Cancer (KB4C) and Bridge of the Gods Kitefest events by donating 40% of any new Tkb print or digital subscriptions to the cause of your choice. If you’re an existing subscriber, you can gift friends and family to take advantage of this offer which is good through Friday, July 14, 2019 only. Just go online to https://www.thekiteboarder.com/product/magazine-subscription/ and enter one of the following codes in the promo box during checkout: KB4C promo code – KB4C19; BOTG promo code – BOTG19

To sweeten the offer, starting June 24, all Tkb print/digital and newsletter subscribers are automatically entered to win weekly/monthly giveaways from Patagonia, DaKine and Platinum Sun — dry bags, backpacks, towels, puffys and more! See rules at https://www.thekiteboarder.com/2019-subscribe-and-win


Established in 2004, The Kiteboarder is one of the industry’s longest running and most respected kiteboarding publications worldwide. Committed to long form, literary journalism for its insightful and artistic exploration of the people and events that make riders so passionate about the sport, the large format of the magazine allows staff the space to pursue topics in depth and publish content that weaves together well thought out narrative and generously sized photos. Our mission is to engage participation and inspire stoke in our audience by examining the broader context of the people, places and events that make kiteboarding so unique. The difference is apparent from the very first time readers pick up or download our publication with stories that are presented in clean, readable layouts rather than a cluttered magazine full of mediocre content, junky ads and trendy design elements. Tkb also publishes supplemental digital magazines focusing on gear, instruction, and seasonal travel so that kiteboarders can readily get this type of information all in one place rather than little tidbits disbursed in magazines throughout the year. Combined with our special events and other digital/online efforts, The Kiteboarder offers multiple ways for riders to get their kiteboarding news and entertainment.


KB4C is a festival for all that celebrates life through the healing powers of facing challenge in the elements, benefiting a cause that affects all of us. The main event is a 6-hour endurance kiteboarding race in the mighty Columbia River that challenges men and women physically and mentally. This is The Kite Derby, designed to embody the battle that someone facing cancer endures every day. KB4C benefits Project Koru, a Hood River non-profit that empowers young adults with cancer to find healing and life renewal through outdoor adventures and community. The organization and its’ programming was founded from Kiteboard 4 Cancer funding. Just $1500 sends one survivor to a camp, designed to inspire human connection that encourages personal growth and healing. This year’s event is July 12-14. See www.kb4c.org for more info.


Bridge of the Gods is a non-profit kite festival in Stevenson, Washington held annually at the end of July. The longest running event in North America, it was first established in 1999 as an amateur freestyle event and is responsible for launching the careers of many of today’s pro riders. Due to popular demand, for 2019 the main event is transitioning away from freestyle into only the challenging and popular 17-mile downwind Blowout Race from Stevenson to Hood River. Also new this year, event organizers are adding a Youth Freestyle competition, continuing their focus on sponsoring and developing talented youth and the future of kiteboarding. This year’s dates are July 19-21. For more info or to support the event, see www.facebook.com/pg/botgkitefestival

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