March is stacking up to be an active month for hot kitesurfing competitions in the Florida, USA. More events are in the works for other parts of the state throughout the year so stay tuned.
First, the BIG EVENT, the Kiteboard Master's. This is to be a pro competion with a very large cash purse in the heart of trendy jumping Sobe. Some of the best kitesurfers in the world have been invited to come down and shred their best. I have uploaded available information to date at the following link:
under the "Masters" folder.
There are three folders inside "Masters" including "General Information", "Rules" and "Registration". You can enlarge the display by hitting "full size" in the upper right hand corner of the screen when the image file is displayed.Some of these documents may still change a bit so please check back soon.
The Masters is largely a pro event and is to be sanctioned by the FKA, but...
SIX LUCKY AMATEUR RIDERS and two alternates that win in the Islamorada competition the week before will become eligible to compete in the Masters!
The Masters has the largest cash purse of any kitesurfing competition that I am familar with in the WORLD to date! Toss in a hundred thousand or so fitness enthusiasts hanging around Sobe, with major parties every night after some intense shredding and you begin to get the idea. We are talking major intensity and world class exposure!
So please check back for more updates on this exciting, first of a kind event right here in SE Florida!
As to the Islamorada event, Tom Bosely and Brad Lange of Islamorada are organizing the event. The FKA also is planning on sanctioning this event as well. Brad and Tom are to be putting all their info on a website very soon. In the meantime some information is given at:
Things are still developing so look for news at this location soon!
Finally there is the Treasure Coast Kitesurfing Competition and Festival coming in early March to Ft. Pierce. This one day event should be a blast and set the tone for many more FKA one day shredfests throughout the state in the coming year.
Stay tuned and good winds to all!!!