West Australian Kitesurfing end of season

From WAKSA:  (West Australian Kitesurfing Association)

Well we've come to THAT part of the season when kites are folded up and boards are but back in the bag for a few months at least (here's hoping winter kiting is better than this season!!) Once again, it's been a season of limited opportunities and consistently marginal winds.

Kitestock 2012 proved to be a windless weekend away, providing a great opportunity for SUP to cement a place for future Kitestocks. Once again, a big thank you to all those who attended and the numerous sponsors who backed the event in 2012. 

Highlights of the season have been the late run Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Kite Race and the Redkite Downwinder, the Wedge Island Wave Comp, and the development of the inaugural WAKSA - Airush Course Racing Series. Thank you to all the members who have participated in or attended these events.

A Season Blowout - End of Season Party!!
 
WAKSA is very pleased to announce that the end of season party "A Season Blowout" will be held on Saturday 28th April 2012, at Salt on the Beach, Port Beach Road North Fremantle, commencing at 7.00pm.

Held in conjunction with those other wind junkies from Windsurfing WA, the party has a 'retro' theme with prizes for the best dressed.

Party tunes courtesy of DJ Charlie Bucket & the Funk Club House Band. Food, drinks and a great night are promised for all kiters.

For our northern suburbs members, a bus will leave Mullaloo beach car park at 6.00pm, stopping off in Scarborough as well, and making the return trip after the party. Tickets are $15 (available online @ www.waksa.org.au from Monday 3rd April 2012) and $20 at the door.

We hope to see you there....

WAKSA Annual General Meeting
 
The 2012 AGM will be held on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 at City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club, Challenger Drive City Beach (same venue as last year.) commencing at 7.00pm.

Office bearers will present reports to the meeting and we will be elect members for roles on the WAKSA Committee, including President, Honourary Secretary and Honourary Treasurer, as well as ordinary members.

If you are a dedicated kiter and feel that you'd like to contribute to the development of your Association and your sport, please email your nomination to waksa@waksa.org.au so we can explain the roles and committments. Nominations close at 5.00pm Friday 27th April 2012.

Bikini Babes and Kiteboarders - Selling products since 1999

Remember the days when kite pants were cool? Were they ever cool? Coca-Cola seem to think so back in 1999, when the released this commercial showcasing the latest watersport to hit the beaches.

DIY Kiting Projects for Winter

As kiting days become scarce, and the days get shorter - it's time to think of some winter pass-times to get you through until November. Open that shed and dust off the tools, it's time for some DIY!

Kiteboarding the biggest waves in the world

Some of the biggest waves in the world roll into Nazar?, and this week there was one kiteboarder there to ride them....

Tips for Untanging Kite Bars and Lines

Tangled lines? No worries! Follow these tips for untangling kite lines and you'll be launching again in less than 20 minutes, every time!

Uninhabited Islands and Perfect Kiting Conditions

Some of the most enjoyable kiting sessions come from the days you least expect; the team from Patagonia know this all too well after spending a few weeks on board the Cabrinha Quest in the Pacific, at a place they call 'The Island of Everything'.

When Ship Gets Real - Naish Riders Explore Lanai Island

Tucked away between Molokai and Maui is a relatively unheard of little island called Lanai, where a giant cargo ship met its doom, and a small group of kiteboarders went camping for the weekend.

How to get into Wakeskating

Bored with regular twintips? Tired of surfboards? Try a wakeskate! Alex Lewis-Hughes tells you how to get started, and answers all the questions you have about kiteboarding's most niche discipline.

Fulfil your lifestyle dreams helping out at Seabreeze

We're hiring, and looking for a someone to help out with technology .. is it you?

It's time for The Megaloop Challenge

16 of the worlds best kite loopers are prepping for a summer in waiting, as the Red Bull Mega Loop Challenge event window opens today.

Warp Speed Riding and Inter Galactic Boosting

Grab the winter woolies and join Ryan Coote on a big boosting adventure in Brandon Bay, Ireland, where the wind is howling and the water cold.