On a breezy day at Kailua Beach Park, dozens of kiteboarders, windsurfers, kayakers, swimmers and sunbathers jockey for space at the north end of the park, sometimes getting into one other's way. Simple signs two years in the making are intended to help solve the problem, but they haven't yet been erected.

Listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Kailua Beach has attracted thousands of users from around the world to enjoy its white sandy shore and clear water and a variety of watersport activities.

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Paros, one the beautiful Cyclades Islands in Greece, will be the theater of the Paros Kiteboard World cup, scheduled in July, 19th to 25th This exciting event is the result of a co-organization agreement between the Paros Kite Pro Center, major actor of the sport in Greece and the KPWT, international circuit of the world cup of kiteboarding since 1999.

This is also the opportunity for the KPWT to come back in Paros, where the team held a stage of the 2001 and 2006 circuit. Located in Pounda at Paros Kite Pro Center, which offers top riding conditions, the event will gather the top pro international kiteboarders's competition board to be further announced - for 6 days of relentless competition with a 30,000 prize money at stake, and points for the freestyle, course racing world title. A Kiteloop super session, Hang Time World record !!

Needless to say, Paros being one of the most attractive european location for summer holidays and kiteboarding, the event is sure to attract crowds who will attend the competition show and enjoy with the athletes the various enterntainement activities that will be organized in this leisure and pleasure place.

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The Gorge Games 2008 will be held from Cascade Locks to The Dalles – on both the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River July - between the 17th and the 20th of July. Kiteboarding is one of major attractions of the event.

The Columbia River Gorge is a Mecca for Kiteboarding. Kiteboarding is a unique sport that draws influences from wakeboarding, skateboarding, snow boarding, and surfing with the added dimension of flight – catching air. While piloting a large kite, riders plane across the surface of the water and are able to perform various tricks, jumps and maneuvers.

Flowing from east to west through the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, the Columbia River creates a sea level passageway that connects the desert to the sea. As the hot desert air heats up, the cool moist air of the Pacific rushes through the steep canyon walls of the Gorge to create some of the most spectacular kiteboarding conditions anywhere in the world.

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