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Old 09-26-2010, 07:02 PM
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Default Video From Kite - Event Coverage Kite Season Kickoff At Crandon Park

Miami Kiteboarding, Cabrinha/ASM, TKS, Slingshot/Neil Hutcheson and a bunch of others go together to celebrate the return of kite season with demos and events. There is a video shot with a GoPro HD mounted on a 2011 Cabrinha Switchblade kite at the bottom of this post.

Setting up for riding
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Winds were LIGHT for the event. They roughly averaged around 9 kts. with lulls to 7 kts. and gusts to a whopping 11 kts.. Guys were ripping despite this on lightwind gear big boards and good kites, locked in too.

Christophe and some of the Miami Kiteboarding crew

Stephan as beach marshal keeps things going

Lonny shows off his strapless riding ware

Oliver and Neil stood at about this same spot for the first kite event in SE Florida in 2001.

Garry Menk's boards including the widest kiteboard ("da piglet!"), I've ever seen!

Richie is ready to hit it.

Neils setup, the boards are out.

Christophe and Paula


A GoPro HD video shot from a 13 m 2011 Cabrinha Switchblade.

Large display at:


It was a fun as so many others here. Looking forward to a great season, thanks guys!

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Last edited by RickI; 09-27-2010 at 11:29 AM.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:31 AM
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Yes that was a great day, good to see all of us at once on the spot.
thanx Rick for being here and take those great shots. Video looks awesome, Genius idea

As a quick refresh up for the 2010/11 rules in Crandon , Same as always with few changes :


- New white streamer : shorter & tangle-free.
Note: Lifeguards has INSISTED for the streamer to be FLOWN up on the back of the kite, not on the Harness . They want to be able to identify members instantly
- Fee is $100 / year ; $50 / week ; $20 for the day unless special event
- 15% discount on our services for Members - T-shirt - Member ID card

We also brought up many NEW features at Crandon, already running :

- New kite center & store right on the beach ! Lessons; Rentals; Demo & Gear Sales; Downwiders on weekend; IKO Istructors training
- LIVE WEBCAM viewable online ( cam is on, and running this week online)
- Free WIFI and computer access -
- Air compressor -
- Showers & lockers - chairs & Umbrellas
- SUP and Kayaks
- FREE clinic for Members once a month: jumps, Racing, Safety, Equipment etc...
- 1 EVENT / month
- DOWNINDERS to the Keys on weekends

- 30 kiters max at a time
- Only advanced riders with L3 certification: check-in required
- use channel to ride out and remain 450 ft off the shoreline
- No instruction other than MKB certified coaches
- No riding north of channel when Kids in field trip
- Beach safety Marshall on duty

We will be running many more events.
stay tune on our Miamikiteboarding facebook page , or our calendar on the website.

enjoy the season,
MIAMIKITEBOARDING - Miami's First School

Christophe Ribot
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