I'm an instructor at XLKITES in Fort Walton Beach. Something tragic has happened to one of our good friends. If you have ever kited in the Fort Walton Beach area, or had any dealings with XLKITES here you have probably met Phil Nelson. He has been kiting in the area since kiteboarding started and is a local legend. On top of that he has helped out almost everyone who has kited in this area, or even just passed through.
A few days ago we were all shocked to find out that he has very aggressive cancer in his lungs. He was literally working at the beach last week and now is in the hospital. We have all kind of taken this hard in our kiteboarding community. We have decided to do something really big to show him how much we love and appreciate everything he has done.
On December 1st here in Fort Walton Beach, we are going to have a "Big Air" Nelson day. We are going to have events, prizes, and giveaways. We are not charging anything, we just want people to come out and have fun with us and our friend. Any proceeds and donations will go to helping pay his medical bills. So if your in the area or are going to be please come out. You can find more information on our Facebook group page. If you can't any prayers and good will would also be appreciated. I hope everyone has a great day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/327577625989/