Imagine, THREE MILLION stoked spectators
strewn along miles of beach to
checkout action on and above the ocean during what is billed as the world's largest
two-day spectator event!
Suddenly, in blasts a team of hot kiteboarders styling hard and throwing
moves with abandon! It is on tap for this weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA at the McD's Air & Sea Show , presenting
military and civilian air, water and entertainment activities.
Neil Hutchinson, Hamish McDonald, Pete Weisberg, Dimitri Kjos and Tom Dunfee are primed to deliver the goods
and then some to the crowd beachside this weekend. PRAY FOR WIND and dial in to checkout first time spectacle
at this WORLD CLASS event.
and ... ALL OF THESE GUYS WILL BE DOING THESE HOT MOVES
WITH KITE LEASHES!!!!
Neil is a familar figure to many of us, being one of the three guys to successfully cross from Key West to Cuba
via kiteboard in horrific winds and seas, he has been a pro rider and reps for Slingshot in the SE USA and Caribbean
Neil giving the blow by blow about the "Neil Sport" to Pietro in Islamorada
Neil has a new exciting concept coming online, "X-Rated Kiteboarding Tours!" X-Rated will provide all inclusive
group tours to high wind destinations with some notable pro riders tagging along on each trip. Neil was the one that
organized this kiteboarding demonstration.
Hamish is no stranger to competitions and extreme moves. Many of us may have noted him recently in photos
from the Islamorada Invitational tossing out handle passes with a kite leash.
Hamish shows us how it is done and leads the way into the future for competitive kiteboarders in kite leash use.
Pete is a low key guy but a strong kiteboarder coming into the group of top winners at the Islamorada competition
in each of the last two years.
Pete shreds out in front at Islamorada
Dimitri is an interesting guy, he is the Florida and Caribbean rep for Naish and Oakley, a long time tow-in surfer from
all over and a hot kiteboarder in his own right.
Dimitri walks ... hey are those Oakleys?
Tom is a bit newer to the sport but has advanced at lightspeed working with Paul Menta and these days with Chris Kjos
of kitesurfusa.com. I plan to be describing the moves that these guys pull off to the crowd from shoreside.
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So, things are primed, the event is ON and the riders are fired up to blast off and as they say ... just add wind and
fasten your seatbelt! More to come so stay tuned ...