We hope you can join us at one of our 2 Crew Events this summer!
Event 1: July 9th to 12th, 2009 Tarifa Spain
This summer, for the first time ever, we will be hosting a Crew Event in Europe! Held in conjunction with our Spanish Importer Boardriders Company this year's European Crew Event will be at the ever windy Tarifa Spain!
Less formal than our annual Nitinat Lake Event the Tarifa Event will none-the-less still be an excellent opportunity to meet the Ocean Rodeo Crew and test ride the 2010 equipment! This event is open to any Ocean Rodeo rider, dealer or distributor to attend! Come out, meet one another and test ride the new 2010 equipment.
Participants will be encouraged to stay in the same hotel and we will endeavour to organize at least one big Crew dinner one of the nights of the event. As soon as I have proper details from Alberto of Boardriders I will post them here!
Event 2: August 13th to 16th 2009 Nitinat Lake, BC Canada
For the 3rd year in a row we will be hosting a Crew Event here on Vancouver Island up at incredible Nitinat Lake!
As in the past this year's Nitinat Lake Crew Event will be held in conjunction with Windfest, a kite festival that drew over 150 competitors and more than 500 spectators and recreational kiters last year! Ocean Rodeo is the title sponsor of the event and uses this event to officially launch it's new season's equipment and to give back to the Crew that gives so much to us each year, year over year.
There is no expense involved in joining us for the event outside of your own sleeping, travel and alcohol expenses. The Crew Event is open to all Ocean Rodeo riders, dealers and distributors while Windfest itself is open to the entire public. For the Crew Event Ocean Rodeo will provide BBQ and deli style meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Crew and will have on hand a large cook tent, industrial BBQ, Fridge and ladies to prepare your meals. Nitinat is a rugged environment on the edge of Canada's West Coast and you will be camping on the shores of one of Canada's nicest west coast lakes!
Individual Crew members are expected to bring their own camping equipment, kite gear and alcohol. We will have on hand a large selection of 2010 equipment to ride but it is best to bring your own equipment as demo will be in high demand. Nitinat typically sees winds of 15 to 25 knots, with some days climbing higher. 6, 8, 10m kites are recommended.
This event is family friendly with a designated party area far up the beach and a private Crew Camping zone for those seeking relief. Additionally there is a motel 5 minutes outside of the campground in the small, alcohol free, community of Nitinat. Riders looking for information on this hotel should contact Ocean Rodeo immediately as it will book up quickly.
If you intend to join us this summer at Nitinat it is very important that you email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our offices at 888-544-4969 to confirm your numbers so that we can make proper arrangements for you and your family. Ocean Rodeo can rent camping equipment for you at a small expense. Please note: Nitinat is an hour and a half drive on a logging road from any community that sells alcohol. If you wish to have a beer after your session or to enjoy some drinks responsibly around the fire at night it is imperative that you bring your own alcohol with you. The community of Nitinat is an alcohol free community!! (i.e., bring 50% more booze than you expect to consume because no one wants to have to drive 2 hours to get more!)
Riders interested in checking out more photos from last year's incredibly fun Nitinat Crew Event can click on the picture below of our lovely Winona and Talia preparing lunch for the Crew last summer.
John Z - Ocean Rodeo