KB4girls: hey, Scandinavia is just like this...

While Scandinavia is known for its rugged beauty and its great snow in the wintertime it is also known for producing great female competitors in the kiteboarding world – just one of many reasons for KB4girls to target female kiters in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland from August 27-29.

With local rippers Anki Knutsson and Anna Sparre, the KB4girls team around world champion Kristin Boese will have the best possible support to reach out to the girls in Scandinavia and to teach them new skills. While both Anki and Anna have a lot of experience traveling around on the kiteboarding world circuit they have both been organizing local girls groups over the past few years and are supporting females in the sport with a passion.

Anki Knutsson says: “I have known Kristin for almost seven years. We have travelled on the PKRA tour together and spent many off-seasons in the same places. To get together with her to organize the KB4girls event in my home country is very special for me. It's really an inspiration to be able to ride with other girls who push themselves and who understand each other. I really want to share this with the girls back home even if it is just for one weekend. “

The Oeresund Sound will be the perfect location for the KB4girls event since it offers a huge bay with many different spots for different wind directions but also shallow water for easy learning. Based at a camp ground the girls will drive to wherever the conditions in the bay are best and practise new moves under the instructions of Anki, Anna and Kristin all weekend.

“While I have not actually been to Sweden yet and am not familiar with the spot and the area itself I have heard so many great things about the Oeresund Sound, the kite conditions there, the amazing girls in Sweden and Scandinavia and the countryside. I think this is going to be a very special event since the local support that we are getting is just great and the spot sounds amazing. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone!” says Kristin Boese.

While Anki Knutson and Anna Sparre will help to rally the girls and teach them many new moves the Surfstore.se will support the event with everything else needed. Scandinavia should watch out for a female invasion of kiteboarders and for a great KB4girls event!

Upcoming KB4girls events:

Fischland, Germany / August 20-22, 2010
Malmo, Sweden / August 28-29, 2010
Hood River, USA / September 4, 2010
Montauk/NY, USA / September 24-26, 2010
Lancing, UK / October 8-10, 2010

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