Jupiter Kite Invasion - Jan. 28-30, 2004
The Second Annual Jupiter Kite Invasion is COMING!
For photos of last year's fun event go to the FKA column at: http://www.kiteforum.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=131
It is going off January 28 - 30, 2005. It is all at Florida Kiting's website at: http://floridakiting.com/ or call 1-877-FLY-SURF
For details click: http://floridakiting.com/images/2ndannualrodeo.gif
And schedule click: http://floridakiting.com/event_format_and_schedule.htm
Online registration coming soon!
Checkout Kiteflix's videos from last years event. The score and editing are brillant imo! Click on: http://kiteflix.com/
go to videos and checkout: Jupiter Kite Invasion and Crushed
It was a blast last year so hope to see you there this time around. It should be GREAT!!!
JUPITER KITEBOARDING COMPETITION - 2004
Put on by Florida Kiting ( http://floridakiting.com )
Opening up ...
This is the second article on this event. The first was lost in a system crash so I have repeated some of the original photos along with quite a few new ones. This has been put together fairly rapidly so the text is a bit light. This was a lightwind event but the guys and new kite gear pulled off a great show all the same.
Take a bow Jeremy and Dave of Floridakiting.com, you guys delivered the goods! ... The Event!
Full size: http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/...piter_VR_a.jpg
Packing in ... Sol showed up!
Andy Hurdman flies along ... Brad Lange pops one
Safety has a long way still to go in Florida given the common lack of helmets, parking of kites in lofting position, lack of adequate buffer zones, etc.. There were quite a few leashes however, more than ever before at a Florida event and particularly among the pro riders. I hope improvement continues and without too many more avoidable injuries to motivate change after the fact.
Jeff Biege of Best Kites moves ... Damian LeRoy (the WINNER of the pro division riding for Cabrinha) and Jeff shred on out
George of Kiteflix captures Karen, a visiting model from Switzerland ... throwing spray
*** NOTE: I just reviewed rough video of the Jupiter Event prepared by George of kiteflix.com. We are talking some excellent videography and production work here. George is really tossing off some very nice videos and it just keeps getting better! Look in on kiteflix.com over the next few days for a spot on video for this event.
Kent Marinkovic skids in ... and takes the beach
The Best Girls ... Three to go
Damian flys ... The guy in the helmet shreds off, actually a champion kayaker I understand
The guys hang out ... hitting the surf
Jeff looks up while Andy slides in ... Hoofing back upwind for more
Krista Schwartz hangs out ... and flys!!!
Kite fans checking out the moves ... Flying
Jupiter Lighthouse looks over the party at the Square Grouper ... The party
Full size: http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/...rty_VR_1_s.jpg
Kent tosses one off ... Hamish does likewise on his signature micro board
Moving out ... the event, waiting for lofting winds!?
MEATLOAF again, uggggh! ... Oliver inverts
Luca walks his kite ... hanging out
The only rider using a helmet at the comp styles aloft ... Andy jumps to it
Victor slides along ... Best up
Mom and daughter checkout the action ...
Kent packs it in, lid in place ... Bye for now
Stay tuned ... more to come
Copyright FKA, Inc. 2004
originally posted at:
Last edited by RickI; 01-17-2012 at 03:53 PM.
I just had a look at the forecast for this weekend from:
.FRIDAY...WINDS NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...WINDS EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. INTRACOASTAL
WATERS CHOPPY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...WINDS EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INTRACOASTAL WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
I just found this update on the event website at:
The event is just around the corner and the wind and waves have been cranking in Jupiter! We are expecting side shore winds and large waves along with many pro riders. Representatives from the Leading Kiteboarding Manufacturers, Naish, North, Cabrinha, Slingshot, Litewave, will be on site holding workshops demonstrating the gear.
Friday Jan 28
Introduction and Safety Meeting, hosted by Rick Iossi
Recon II Demonstration, hosted by Matt Cohen
Dinner Party, TBA
Saturday Jan 29
Slingshot Tweaking and Streaking Workshop along with boat jumping clinic, hosted by Hamish MacDonald & Neil Hutchinson
North and Naish 5th Line Workshop, hosted by Dimitri Kijos
Dinner Party, TBA
Sunday Jan 30
Litewave Demo Day, hosted by Dave Turner (Free beer and autograph for anybody that demos a litewave board)
Boxelder Live concert at Castaway’s, Square Grouper Bar
Double Roads at Juno Beach, Jupiter, Fl (Kite Beach, Shower #10)
Event Format and Schedule
The invasion competition format will be finalized when we know more about the predicted weather conditions; the current format is published at floridakiting.com.
Cabrinha, Slingshot, North, Naish, Litewave, Dakine, Cobian, Dirty Dog eyewear, X-Rated Kiteboarding, Red Bull, Peter Grimm headwear, Rainbow sandals.
Hotels & Travel:
Best Western in Jupiter 561-575-2936
Wellesley Inn of Jupiter 561-575-7201
Jupiter Waterfront Inn 561-747-9085
To view the video from last year click here:
See Some Pics from the First Annual event at http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/albur03
Contact the shop for more info 1-877-FLY-SURF
Or email Jeremy@floridakiting.com or Dave@floridakiting.com
Don’t miss out on the action!