KB4girls 2010: Tour Goes To New York

Due to high demand, another stop on the KB4girls tour has been set. Now the girls have the chance to continue their training under the guidance of world champion Kristin Boese in New York.

 Female kiteboarders on the east coast of the United States have made their presence known and have prompted KB4girls to add another event to the 2010 World Tour in New York. After some deliberation, KB4girls has decided to hold the clinic in Montauk, NY on September 17-18. 

Besides the Long Island location, this event is especially exciting because it will be the first KB4girls event open to beginner kiteboarders, thus encouraging even more female participation.

Pro rider Laurel Eastman and World Champion Kristin Boese look forward to teaching their skills to the advanced riders while additional trainers will work with beginner riders, teaching them the basics.

KB4girls organizer Kristin Boese says:

“To give women new to the sport a chance to try kiteboarding in the KB4girls events is one of my visions for the tour and I am more than excited to see exactly this happening at the New York clinic."

Kristin Boese in Action.  Foto: Ian TraffordBoese also commented on three women whose support has been essential in the successful orgaization of this event.

"To have Laurel Eastman, Linda Argilla and Jessica Valenzuela on board is just great and I am very much looking forward to holding this event together with them.”

Eastman, owner of LEK Kiteboarding, says:

“Joining my dear friend and kiteboarding inspiration Kristin and her KB4Girls tour is an absolute must for me. New York is the closest tour stop to my home base of Cabarete, Dominican Republic, and I can't wait to be there and help share my passion for this awesome sport with all the NY area women.”

Jessica Valenzuela and Linda Argilla support the event through media work and by spreading the word but also through their companies by raising donations and funds.

Jessica Valenzuela, founder of Justkiteit.com, says:

"My journey into kiteboarding began in July 2009. It is true, once a kiter, always a kiter. I'm beyond thrilled that Kristin Boese's KB4Girls is hosting a kite camp in New York this year and that Just Kite It can help support her efforts to make the sport more accessible for women."

Also part of the support team is Erika Vives, first-time kiteboarder and NYC publicist. She says: "As a beginner, KB4girls offers the perfect laid back environment to learn and take chances and the female camaraderie will surely motivate me to push myself further."

Linda Argilla, Professional Fundraiser and organizer of the acquainted ARTrageous event, says: "Kiting has helped me in all areas of my life therefore I am very passionate about the sport so I signed on to support KB4girls to raise awareness and encourage women (of all ages) to triumph in their lives and get involved." For more info about Argilla’s work and to support her cause see www.artrageousevent.com

It is very exciting news for the kitesurfing community that New York has been added to the KB4girls 2010 tour.

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