KB4girls 2010: Kitesurfing Camp On Sherman Island
35 kitesurfing fanatics gathered for the most recent tour stop of the KB4girls 2010 World Tour off the coast of San Francisco. The girls worked hard to improve their kitesurfing skills on the beautiful beaches of Sherman Island.
For the majority of the 2010 KB4girls event on Sherman Island, the weather and tide conditions were ideal. Plus, Kitopia and the Sherman Island Lake Marina had specially reserved a launching and training spot for the girls.
Kristin Boese and Sandy Parker started the clinic off with the IKO safety briefing, which was followed by trick demos on the water. After going over a few key points, the girls finally had the chance to go out on the water to try the new moves themselves.
Sandy Parker, owner of Kitopia, was thrilled to see the beach come to life with the KB4girls visitors.
"Usually there are no more than 3 kites on the water up there," explained Parker. "My most memorable experience was standing on the beach and seeing almost 40 kites on the water. It was so amazing to see"
Courtney Lischke, one of the campers, described the KB4girls event on Sherman Island as "a once in a lifetime opportunity!"
"Sandy taught me to jump twice as high and Kristin taught me how to do a backroll immediately!" said Lischke.
On Sunday, the winds picked up to the extent that it would not have been safe to send the exhausted girls out on the water one more time. Despite the disappointing weather conditions, Kristin Boese and Sandy Parker had plenty of on-land-demonstrations and video-coaching in store.
"Kristin demoed a variety of tricks that I look forward to practicing for the remainder of the season," continued Courtney Lischke. "I highly recommend KB4girls to any female kiter who wants to enhance her kiting skills and meet some incredible, inspirational women!"
"Everything was just completely over the top - from the big pontoon boat that shuttled us to the islands to theincredible food and the party…" said Kristin Boese. "I really need to thank Sandy and Donny Parker from Kitopia for pulling all the strings and for making this event possible."
The KB4girls award ceremony was yet another highlight of the event as Michelle Gabriel, Jannicke Stav, and Sandra Bostjancic received special recognition for their accomplishments. Bostjancic won the first prize for her significant improvement and was awarded a brand new "Kristin Boese Pro" board from Best Kiteboarding.