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The Ultimate in Extreme Surface Water Sports is coming to Pismo Beach at the 12th Annual KiteXpo

kiteboarderThe KiteXpo returns to Pismo Beach for its 12th annual event, Friday, April 11th-13th. It is one of the largest kiteboarding events in the country.

Kiteboarding is also known as kitesurfing and is an extreme surface water sport that combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, and paragliding. Many hazards and problems encountered during kiteboarding can be avoided or minimized with proper instruction in kite launching, flying, landing, usage of the bar, lines and safety devices. The Pismo Beach KiteXpo will be covering many of these topics in addition to demonstrating some of today’s best kiteboarding gear for novice through advanced kiteboarders.

The three day event is packed with demonstrations. All three days will showcase stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kite demos. SUP demonstrations will take place each day at approximately 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00pm. Kite demonstrations will take place each day beginning between 11:00am and 12:00pm and continuing until 5:00pm. All demonstrators will be intermediate level kiteboarders or better and will be showcasing some of their best tricks.

Join the KiteXpo team on the beach each day for these additional activities:

  • Ben Wilson Wave Clinics
  • Trainer Kite lessons for anyone interested in getting into kiteboarding
  • Learn how to recognize and help an injured kiter
  • Raffles that include a Ben Wilson Surf Kite, Mammoth getaway, Loyd handcrafted kitesurf board (Loyd is a Pismo Beach local shaper, surfer and kitesurfer) and much more! You do not need to be present to win drawings on Friday and Saturday, but all drawings for those two days must be claimed by 10:00am Sunday. All unclaimed prizes go back into Sunday’s final drawing.

Additional special events taking place on Saturday evening include Hawaiian-style barbeque courtesy of Maui Mike and the Lujan family ($15 per person, limited to only 100 meals) and a beach bonfire that evening, which  includes the premier of With a Kite, a documentary on the Triple-S Invitational. The Triple-S Invitational is the largest and most significant kiteboarding event in the world. Riders compete in Surf, Slicks and Sliders for the overall Triple-S Crown. Visit their website to view the trailer of this much anticipated film.

If you are visiting Pismo Beach April 11th – 13th,for the KiteXpo or a simple weekend getaway, let SeaCrest, Pismo Beach’s OceanFront Hotel, take care of your every need with our luxurious accommodations designed to capture the very essence of Pismo Beach.

Look for the KiteXpo’s demonstration kites from one of our ocean view rooms, then stroll on down to the beach to partake in Saturday evening’s bonfire and With a Kite premier. If you have spent your day in the water or on the sandy beach, you will be ready for some much needed rest and relaxation to get you geared up for the next day of fun in the sun with the Pismo Beach community. No one gives you Pismo Beach’s laid-back luxury like SeaCrest. Book your stay today!

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