7th Annual XtremeBigAir's KiteXPO March 28 - 29, 2009 - Pismo Beach - California

Brought to you by The Kiteboarder Magazine and XtremeBigAir.com

KiteXPO 2009 is going to be March 28 - 29, 2009. It is going to bigger than ever so mark your calendar and we will see you at the XtremeBigAir's KiteXPO 2009!

Come see and test all the newest gear on March 28 and 29, 2009 from the following brands:

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:
Come test the new gear from

  • Liquid Force- Check out the new Rawson boards, 08 line up and new clothing line
  • Litewaves Design and GK Kites
  • Mystic - See and try the new harnesses, check out wetsuits and more!
  • Naish - Try the new Sigma series kites
  • North - Check out the new Evo
  • Ocean Rodeo - See the new venturi technology and 08 line
  • RRD - test the new Hypertype! We are raffling off a 7m!
  • Slingshot - New Lunacy 09 boards plus entire 2008 line
  • Surftech - See and test the full line up and meet with tech reps
  • Surfshades - new, affordable polarized lens sport sunglass company
  • Underground - meet owner Adrian Roper from New Zealand!
  • WainmanHawaii - be the first to see and try the new products from the new company
  • Windwing - Test the latest from Windwing - new product may be revealed!
  • --->

    For 2008 we had KILLER RAFFLE PRIZE $7000: Besides great swag including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, harnesses, sunglasses, beach towels and more: this brings the total value of raffle prizes to over $7000!
    Raffle tickets are $1 each. You must be present to win. Our grand prize raffle items included:

    • Freak Dog/EH Unleashed 9m Unleash Kite and 128 Twintip board
    • RRD 7m Hypertype complete
    • Best 10m Bullaroo complete
    • Underground board, TBD
    • $350 gift certificate from DaKine
    • Elemental Herbals is providing 75 lip balms and 5 gift packs worth $50 each
    • Onscene Safety First Aid Kit $129 Value!

    BBQ IS BACK: You asked for it, you got it! The BBQ is back this year, thanks to the UCSB Collegiate Kiteboarding Club. Just $10 for a killer Central Coast Style BBQ meal. Do not miss the XTREMEBIGAIR's bonfire, BBQ, new movie projector screen complete with new sound system and the raffle! We will be raffling off half the raffle prizes must be present to win!

    With all the new innovations in kiteboarding, you won’t want to miss KiteXpo 2009!
    Come test all the latest 2009 gear FOR FREE at KiteXpo 2009 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 2008 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:

    --->

    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.

    Directions to the KiteXPO 2009 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.

    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.

    Additional Information of local hotels:

    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.