2016 Pismo Beach KiteXPO


KiteXPOMapWHERE: Pismo Beach, California, North of Grand Ave Beach Access Entrance

WHEN: April 15-17, 2016

TIME: 12p to 5p daily (registration 10:30a-3p except Sunday,12p to 2p)

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April 15: #Live Like Kinsley Winemaker’s Fundraiser Dinner, 7p -10p 

Steamers, Pismo Beach, CA, $115/pp, deadline April 8 RSVP at http://evite.me/dp1ufBVs1G

April 15-17:  KiteXPO demos 12pm to 5pm, F-One SUP/Surf Demos 8a

Must be intermediate level or better kiteboarder/surfer/SUPer, comfortable in crowds, able to do basic tricks/self rescue, sign waiver and provide CC info (VISA/MC only) to demo kiteboarding and/or SUP gear. Registration is 10:30a-3p Fri and Saturday and noon to 2p Sunday. F-One will also be demoing their standup paddleboards, starting at 8a. Participating brands include:

  • Airush
  • AXIS
  • Best Kiteboarding
  • Blade Kites
  • Cabrinha
  • F-One
  • Litewave Designs
  • Liquid Force
  • Loyd Surfboards
  • North
  • Ozone
  • Slingshot
  • Accessory brands: Ion, Manera, Mystic, NP Surf, SAKOS Apparel, WOO Sports
UPDATE 4.13.16:  New for 2016, Kitexpo demo participants will get a plastic card with participating vendor logos on it. This card will come with a zip tie that you can loop around your harness or wetsuit zipper. Request a sticker from each vendor you demo.

Demo participants will also get a raffle ticket when registering.  Demo participants only are participating in a contest to see who can demo all the vendors. The raffle ticket is good for the smaller prizes of $100 or less. Raffle details/drawing days/time TBD. Participants that demo all brands need to submit their card to registration with their name/number written on the back by 5p SATURDAY WHEN REGISTRATION CLOSES to be eligible for a special raffle drawing on Sunday, time TBD.

April 15-16: WOO SPORTS Xtreme Big Air Kite Competition

To enter, you just need to log a WOO session at Pismo Kitexpo on Saturday. Demo units will be available so if you don’t have a WOO, stop by their booth to get in the game! Make sure to hashtag #pismo and #woosports. Winner awarded Saturday night during bbq/bonfire.

April 16:  Return of  Maui Mike BBQ at our annual beach bonfire/dinner 6p-10p

Dinner  is $20 per person and limited to 100 meals only so get them early before they’re gone. Dinner will start at 6p (this may change to a different venue and time if we get a band). Tickets available at Expo only, first come, first serve!

April 17: Celebration of Life, Paddle Out, 9a – 11:30a (updated 4.5.16)

We will have a celebration of life and paddle out for Kinsley at the Pismo KiteXpo event site, Grand Avenue Beach entrPhilPaddleOut_040911016ance, on Sunday, April 17. If the surf is too big to paddle out at Pismo, it will be moved to Beachcomber Drive in Shell Beach, where Kinsley used to paraglide and SUP, after the celebration of life.

  • 9a-10a: Celebration of life,  Bring beach chairs and/or blankets to sit on.
  • 10a-11a: Paddle Out. Bring your own lei! May move to Shell Beach if surf too big.
  • 12p-5p: Let’s go kite for Kinsley!

 SILENT AUCTION, SATURDAY, APRIL 16 (updated 4.5.16)

Over $12K in donations and more coming in!

Due to California lottery laws, there will be no raffle at the Pismo KiteXpo. We will have a silent auction on Saturday, April 16 from 11a to 6p. Auction will close at 6p and winners will be posted on Sunday at registration, no later than 10a.

Silent Auction Items:

Note- We will also have items for sale at fixed pricing on Saturday, April 16 including private, strapless clinics from international team riders James Ropner, Best Kiteboarding, and Cabrinha’s Matt Elsasser.

Airush Apex Team 138 twin tip; AXIS Kapua Strapless Surfboard 5’9”; Best  8m TS (kite only), Best Waterman messenger bags; Cabrinha XCaliber 132 with H2 bindings; CrazyFly Cooler/ice chest bag; CrazyFly Shox Green 136 twin tip complete; Dakine misc cool swag! Epic kite  7m Screamer 3G (kite only); F-One Signature Surf Bamboo 6’0; Ion Harness; Kiteboarding.com wheeled surf 190 CF Bag; CrazyFly Shox 136 board; Liquid Force 2016 137 Drive complete w/ Solo Straps; Litewave Designs 135 Kick S twin tip, deck only; Manera Harness; North Nugget 5’2″, Ion Harness, NP Surf Harness; Over the Waves Designs Kinsley Rocker Wine Barrel Chair; Ride Engine Harness; Slingshot 143 Refraction twin tip; Waterman MFG Mega pumps! Custom metallic photographic print from Kinsley’s brother Van; Misc. Wine! One of a kind original oil painting Lynee Sapere, and more coming in!

Interested in donating something toward the Thomas Wong raffle silent auction?
Email marina@thekiteboarder.com


For lodging information, visit www.classiccalifornia.com  We suggest anything in the Pismo Beach or Grover Beach areas. Arroyo Grande, Shell Beach and Avila Beach are within 10-15 minutes of event site.

Thanks to LUV2CAMP for providing us with our registration trailer — check them out! www.luv2camp.com



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