View Full Version : First Ever Collegitate Competition MARCH 19TH-MARCH 25

03-13-2007, 09:45 PM
This is the first ever collegiate kiteboarding competition, the purpose of this event is to set a presedence for a collegiate kiteboarding league, as well as to open the sport of kitesurfing to college students throughout the country.
The event will begin next Monday, March 19th, at 10:00 A.M. Registration will be at the green tent with cabrinha flags on the East side of Smathers Beach. There are three seperate events throughout the week and riders with current college id's can enter free. There will be two days open for each aspect of the event, in case of shortage of wind. Should the whole week be windy we'll do each event on its first alloted day and use the second to host demos, expression sessions, and kite parties.
Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th, will be open for the freestyle comp. the event will either be hosted at smathers beach in front of the registration tent, or out on the grass flats, with the kitehouse house boat. Wind forecasts will be posted updated regularly prior to the event stating the location.
Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd will be open for a kickers and sliders comp, this will be held in the same way depending on wind, stay tuned.
Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th will be the days for the boarder-x. This will be run by Neil Hutchinson and X-Rated Kiteboarding, the boarder-x will be capped at 32 and will preferably be finished on friday, with the awards ceremony that night. College riders will have full priority in all events but if there are open spots, we will except last minute registrations. Top college rider will win a Slingshot Machine thanks to Neil Hutchinson and Slingshot Kiteboarding, all other prizes will be alloted in normal order after that. If both friday and saturday are perfectly windy, plan on completing the Collegiate event friday and a General Entry Boarder-X, entry fee's will be put up for prizes as well as leftover swag. This will be updated as well throughout the week when we know what will happen with the wind.

PRIZES are being hooked up by Cabrinha, Slingshot, Arnette, Watersports West, Triton Kiteboarding, and The Kitehouse, There will be prizes for top three riders for each event as well as best trick, best wipeout,

SPONSORS - Cabrinha, The Kitehouse, Watersports West, Arnette, Slingshot, X-Rated Kiteboarding, Willie T's, Belleza Pura and Absinto Camargo Brazilian Spirits, Triton Kiteboarding, Eckerd College, Key West Tourism Council

Saturday, March 17th, St. Patricks Day Bar Party, Irish Kevins, Downtown Duval Street. (this is not an event related party but it will be nuts and all should be there)
Tuesday Afternoon GFH Skateboards will be sponsoring a skate jam/ beach party on smathers beach. The event will begin at 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday afternoon, The Homegrown Band, from Bermuda, will be playing a live Reggae Show/ Collegiate Kiteboarding Party, on Smathers Beach starting at 3:00 P.M.
Thursday and Friday night we will be hosting a Kiteboarding Bar party at Willie T-s on Duval Street, The Homegrown Band will be playing both nights and there will be drink/food specials, beer pong, and a kite lounge. This is all 21+, Willie T's has sponsored the event for both these days and nights and will be providing their own security.
To register for this event now email TritonKiteboarding@yahoo.com, check out TritonKiteboarding.com for other info. In registration include, age, grade standing, and college/university, # of years riding, and brief contact information.
For immediate info contact Mike Hall at (727) 667-5718.

All rights are reserved to change any of these events due to weather and acts of god.

03-13-2007, 09:53 PM
College Riders must be ametuer riders, signed/ sponsored riders are not eligible for normal entry, stand by for an update on pro rider entry