5th Annual KiteXPO May 19 -20, 2007 - Pismo Beach - California

Brought to you by The Kiteboarder Magazine and XtremeBigAir.com

The forecast looks great for this weekend's KiteXpo in Pismo Beach, CA. Here are a few updates:

We will have a bonfire on the beach Saturday night May 19 but NO FORMAL/SPONSORED BBQ. We will also have a video screen/projector and sound to play some new Kiteboarding Movies. Bring your own BBQ's and food! We will have two kegs of beer:-)
CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:
Come test the new gear from

  • BEST KITEBOARDING with Andy Hurdman and crew
  • CABRINHA KITES wtih Steve Gunn, the Richman Brothers, and crew
  • CAUTION with the Schiebel's and crew
  • ECLIPSE KITES with Dmitri and crew
  • FLEXIFOIL with Peter Trow, Jeoffrey Nathan and Billy Parker
  • FLYSURFER with Ted Bautista and crew
  • FONE with Bruce Johnson and Nico Ostermann
  • LIQUID FORCE with Corky Cullen and crew
  • OCEAN RODEO with Evan Stolz and crew
  • OZONE KITES/CRAZY FLY BOARDS with Brian/Heather Schenck and crew
  • PETER LYNN with Blake Pelton and crew

With all the new bow/SLE/flat kites and other innovations in kiteboarding, you won’t want to miss KiteXpo 2007!
Come test all the latest 2007 gear FOR FREE at KiteXpo 2007 in Pismo Beach, California. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pismo Beach is a perfect venue for a testing event. Pismo offers a wide sandy beach and 8 miles of coastline; enough room for manufacturers to showcase their full 2007 line and plenty of space for you to test all the new stuff! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet directly with kiteboarding manufacturers and ride the newest equipment at one of California's best and most consistent kiteboarding locations.

Testing Hours: 11am to 5pm

*Testing is only open to intermediate plus level riders who can go upwind.

New Products to Be Unveiled and over $$$$ in Raffle Prizes!
We are excited to announce that a few new products will be unveiled for the first time at the event!

WHO'S COMING:

RAFFLE

We have a ton of cool swag to raffle off from the manufacturers and accessory makers!  Last year we gave away more than $6000 in prize!
Raffle tickets are $1 each. You must be present to win.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING

Kitexpo is a free demo event open to intermediate level riders. You must be able to go upwind consistently and be able to do an ollie as a minimum to participate. Registration is from 10:30a until 3p daily and demo hours are from 11a until 5p daily. 

You will first need to register under the Red Bull tent and sign a waiver. You will also need a driver’s license and credit card to complete your registration. You will be given a wrist band to show you have formally registered. To test the gear, you need to give the manufacturers either your driver’s license, passport or credit card. They will return your ID or card when you return the gear.

Information for Exhibitors or Vendors of the KiteXPO 2007 - Click Here

Directions to the KiteXPO 2007 at Pismo Beach:
Click for Driving Direction to Park Avenue - KiteXPO

    Traveling south on US Hwy 101 from San Francisco and the Bay Area:
  • Take Hind exit in Pismo Beach.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Hind Ave. - Left on Price St - Right on Ocean View Ave.  Left on Cypress St. Right on Park Avenue to end.
    Traveling North on US Hwy 101 from Santa Barbara and the Los Angeles - San Diego Area:
  • Take Price Street exit in Pismo Beach.
  • Left on Ocean View Avenue. Left on Cypress St - Right on Park Ave. to end.
The KiteXPO is on the beach at end of Park Avenue, Pismo Beach.

We suggest you book your hotel or RV/campsite asap as May is the beginning of high season on the Central Coast

Pismo Beach's Hotels, Motels and RV booking and more:

http://www.classiccalifornia.com/lodging.htm   
http://www.slocountyparks.com/activities/oceano.htm
http://www.groverchamber.com/camp.html
http://www.aircamp.com/
http://www.oceanodunes.com or 800.444.7275

Pismo Beach is half way between San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX), about 3 1/2 hours by car.  You can flly into our small airport: San Luis Obispo (SBP).  Pismo Beach  is on an expansive stretch of peaceful coastline. Discover why this area is known as one of the best secrets of California. Enjoy endless hours of outdoor activities including kiteboarding, paragliding, surfing, kayaking, ATV, Horseback riding, hiking and mt. biking. Lush valleys that produce some of the finest vintages of wines and champagnes in the United States lie within a few minutes drive from Pismo Beach.

For lodging, RV and camping options check out http://www.classiccalifornia.com/lodging.htm. You can also camp on the beach, which is available on a first come, first serve basis. A limited amount of passes are available for camping.

We have obtained discounts on local hotels for the KiteXPO vendors and sponsors.  You can book your accommodation with these hotels at the discounted price below.  Be sure to mention discount code: XtremeBigAir-KiteXpo

Sand Castle Inn 800-822-6606           $189-Non View, $239-Pier View, $279-Ocean View 
Beach Comber Inn 805-773-5505      $109-1 Bed, $129-2 Beds

Pismo Beach Hotel 805-773-4445     $89-Queen, $99-King
Sea Venture Resort 800-662-5545     $189-Spa Deluxe Room

For more economical accommodations, try Motel 6 or Rose Garden Inn (rooms start at $40 double occ.). They are less than 10 minutes away from the event site.
Directions and find out how far you are from Pismo Beach where we offer our kiteboarding classes

We are locating in Shell Beach/Pismo Beach which is 10 miles south of San Luis Obispo or 100 Miles North of Santa Barbara or half way between Los Angeles(LAX) and San Francisco(SFO).  You can fly into the local small airport in San Luis Obispo(SBP) from either LAX or SFO.  If you have your own helicopter or small airplane, you can fly into Oceano Airport and we will pick you up.

Local accommodations, rv parks, and campgrounds can be found at: http://www.classiccalifornia.com/lodging.htm

There are many things that you can do here: surfing, paragliding, kayaking, mt. biking, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, deepsea fishing, wine tasting, atv,  etc...  Shell Beach/Pismo Beach is really a wonderful place to spend your vacation.

Join us on the next World Famous XtremeBigAir's KiteBoarding Xpeditions