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Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby Toby » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:32 pm

I just saw this:

http://www.spikiteroundup.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=82

do a mouse over on "Events and Schedule" and see the disciplines!

Now that's what I call a KITEBOARDING event!

Can't wait to see that event footage!

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby kytsrfr » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:13 pm

website will be done soon for this event....right now it is 75% done

the dates are May 1st-10th, pro expression sessions, amateur comps, gear demos, clinics and parties.

hope many of you can make it down to south padre and join in the fun!

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby bnthere » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:07 pm

LOOKING PRETTY SICK! slider park, border-x style course racing, speed course .... has anyone been to SPI in may?

wetsuits?
what size kites?
places to stay?

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:06 pm

I went mid of May 2008 to Texas (Corpus Christi) and just rode shorts. Nice and warm.
Winds can be strong (30 knots)! But also lighter...I would bring a complete quiver.

I'm sure there will be a list of places to stay on the website...or contact them via the site.

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby SheetzFaced » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:09 pm

You don't need a wetsuit there now (mid-February)! let alone May.

The contest definitely looks sicknasty. It's nice to have a competition for amateurs to compete against each other. And South Padre is a kickass place to host it. For those of you who haven't been there, it has super consistent winds, huge beach access, and very few kiters for some unknown reason. That place has an absurd amount of untapped potential .

Anyone know the which airport is the cheapest to fly into?

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby surfboy1968 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:24 am

Brownsville airport is a little closer to SPI than Harlingen. Southwest only flies into Harlingen . I think there is a cheap shuttle from Brownsville to SPI. :bye: :bye:

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby SheetzFaced » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:25 pm

I found a helpful page on how to get to South Padre Island for the SPI Kite Round-Up in May.
They have listed all the close airports, which airlines fly into them, shuttle transportation, and free buses. This should help everyone with figuring out how to get to South Padre Island.


http://www.stayonsouthpadre.com/area_info.htm

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Postby Air Padre » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:28 pm

An update on the SPI Kite Round-Up. Just posted some of the pros that will be attending that the event to judge and do exhibitions.

http://spikiteroundup.com/index.php?opt ... Itemid=112

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Re: Finally: an Event for the Sport!

Postby Toby » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:21 pm

sounds already promising!

keep adding those names!


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