Brandon Scheid: water and snow kiteboarder

North Carolina-based kiteboarder Brandon Scheid is the latest addition to Liquid Force’s esteemed international team of kiteboarders.

Brandon’s riding has really caught the attention of the kiting community over the past couple of years. This past year he took second place overall at the Triple S with his powerful wake style tricks and smooth rail riding. Brandon also placed second overall at the King of the Great Lakes in Muskegon, Michigan.

“Brandon is an amazing rider and ambassador for kiteboarding; he has a super stylish and aggressive riding style that blends with Liquid Force perfectly,” said Gary Siskar, Liquid Force’s kiteboarding brand manager. “Plus, he is one of the most friendly and approachable riders out there. We are couldn’t be happier to have him in the Liquid Force family.”

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PKRA Hua Hin: Thailand is windy

The PKRA World Cup 2010 has kicked off in Hua Hin, Thailand, the most amazing place. If you desire consistent winds averaging 20 knots, beautiful blue sunny skies, and temperatures averaging 34 degrees Celsius. This was the setting for the Asian kiteboarding qualifier event the past few days.

A lot of people have a misconception about the wind here in Thailand. There are no proper weather predicting stations to allow for accurate wind measurements, however the wind blows consistently due to the thermal winds.

Numerous amounts of spectators from all around the world watched as competitors from many different nations performed complex freestyle kiteboarding tricks.

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Islamorada Invitational: there are plenty of kiteboarders in Florida

The 2010 Islamorada Invitational is set to Whale Harbor Beach, Islamorada, Florida Keys, between the 25th-29th March.

There will be kiteboarding (rails, racing and freestyle) and paddleboarding (fun paddle, short racing, long distance) competitions.

The registration fee is only $50 and includes: a rider's jersey ($30 value), event t-shirt ($15 value), Friday's Pig Roast ($10 value) and full-time event waverunner/boat support when you are wearing your jersey (priceless!).

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