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RickI 10-14-2008 09:33 AM

St. Augustine Halloween Kite Bash
That is not the official name but it gets the point across. Extreme Kites of St. Augustine is planning its annual Halloween Kiteboarding event. It is scheduled to go off from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2008 at Matanzas Inlet.

We are holding the first planning meeting for the Halloween event 2008 to be held Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2 this fall. This year it is going to be a watermans event, including a standup paddleboard and kayak race, kiteboarding course racing, downwinders in the surf for fun, and free riding at Matanzas Inlet each afternoon with the outgoing tide until dark. Our local kiteboarder and reggae officiant DJ Raggamuffin is organizing a bus to take us on a pub crawl on Friday night, complete with costume contest.

This years event is going to be bigger than better than ever, and we are counting on everyone's help to plan and make it happen. The official planning meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Mardi Gras which is located at 123 San Marco Ave., or north of downtown St. Augustine just south of the Vilano Bridge turnoff. Please show up and stay afterwards for Raggas new Shredsday nights with extreme sports videos showing and reggae, hip hop and rock and roll on the speakers.

Stay tuned from more info ...

RickI 10-29-2008 08:13 AM

Here's an update:

"2008 Halloween Blast presented by Ocean Extreme Sports
To members of Extreme Kites

I am finalizing things so let me know.

Today at 1:47pm
Reply The Halloween Blast 2008 is on for this coming weekend! We have negotiated discount hotel rates at the Ocean Inn across the street from the kite shop. Just tell them you are staying for the kiteboarding event, and the price should be $69 versus $89 for the normal rate:

Here is the updated schedule:

Halloween - Friday, October 31, 2008

The latest forecast is calling for a northeaster starting Friday, so we will likely ride at Matanzas Inlet Friday afternoon. Sunset is around 7, after which we will meet at the kite shop for authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken thanks to local kiteboarder and DJ Raggamuffin!

7 p.m. - Jerk BBQ and kite movies at Ocean Extreme Sports/Extreme Kites - bring a snack or something to drink please
10 p.m.-1 a.m. - Halloween party at Panama Hatties and Papagallos in St. Augustine Beach
Papa Gallos "The Santuary" Halloween Party

Saturday, November 1, 2008

10 a.m. - SUP Event registration on the beach at A Street in St. Augustine Beach
11 a.m. - SUP ocean/wave riding race at A Street - paddle out around a buoy, catch a wave, and back to the beach
Noon - break for lunch - Mango Mangos is located at A Street and A1A Beach walking distance from the beach
1 p.m. - ocean downwinder from A Street to Matanzas Inlet - 10 miles - wind dependent
3 p.m. - register for kiteboarding course racing on the beach at the north side of Matanzas inlet
4 p.m. - kiteboarding course racing
5 p.m. - kiteboarding big air/kite loop competition
7 p.m. - awards banquet at Matanzas Innlet Restaurant located on the south side of the Matanzas inlet bridge
10 p.m. - DJ Ragga spins reggae/hip hop at the Dunes Cracker House in St. Augustine Beach

Sunday, November 2, 2008

10 a.m. - SUP demo on the inside flat water lagoon of Matanzas Inlet - parking on the northwest side of the bridge. Come check out the latest gear from Ocean Extreme Sports!
12 p.m. - gear raffle - location TBA
1 p.m. - setup downwinder from St. Augustine Beach to Matanzas
3 p.m. - ride Matanzas Inlet on the outgoing tide until dark - demo some of the 2009 kite gear

2008 Event T-Shirts will be available at Ocean Extreme Sports and on the beach Friday and Saturday. All event participants will receive a t-shirt and prizes for the top 3 places.

We will be taking video and photos the entire event, and putting together a multimedia presentation during the first couple of weeks of November. Please take some photos and video yourself as well and send us some of your work to be included!

For more information please check out the following: "

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