Andre with his trophy ... and some funky squall clouds moving away up the Straits
There was wind on Thursday and on Sunday for the competition at the Islamorada Kiteboarding Invitational . Andre did indeed win and had more wind than he would like along with the other finalists in the last heat. A broad spectrum of riders came from all over and put on an excellent show yesterday! A strong cold front passed over just before the final heat was run and boosted winds up into the mid to upper 30 mph range with higher gusts dead offshore. There was a nice Florida squall with high winds just before the front slid over with a 90 degree wind shift and strong gusts. I shot a ton of digital stills and video which will be uploaded with a summary soon. Mina was there as well shooting away so I imagine there will be A Lot of great images. Our very own Toby was there and rode in the amateur competition despite being under the weather with a cold. Stay tuned lots more to follow with lots of in-flight action shots of riders styling and shredding hard!