Christopher Stuckey: kiteboard hero

Kiteboarder Christopher Stuckey will kite 24 miles across Lake Ponchartrain as a participant in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Leukemia Cup Regatta the weekend of March 19th – 21st.

The 2009 New Orleans Regatta, part of a series of boat races hosted across the country to raise money to fund leukemia and lymphoma research, was the first in the series to allow a non-sailing participant – Stuckey – to enter the event.

Stuckey’s contribution was invaluable to the cause; he not only was the second highest grossing local fundraiser – exceeding his donation goal one month before his deadline – but his unique efforts as a kiteboarding participant garnered national attention.

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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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