Andrew Wong and Erika Heineken steal the 2014 West Coast Tour

December 31, 2014 | Kiteboarding
2014 West Coast Tour: six stops, plenty of action | Photo: West Coast Tour

Andrew Wong and Erika Heineken have claimed the 2014 West Coast Tour, a six-stop kite racing circuit spanning from Vancouver Island to San Diego.

The competition attracted 47 participants from 15 countries to both Foil and Formula Raceboard divisions. Wong won two Raceboard events and took the overall title.

"The level of competition is super high. I just tried to stay focused at each event. The sport is going in a great direction. I'm so stoked," expressed the Canadian kiteboarder.

Heineken outperformed her rivals in both the Formula and Hydrofoil divisions, racing double the amount of anyone else on the tour.

"As long as I could finish in the top part of each fleet, I could go to the beach, switch boards, and get back in time for the Preparatory signal. Mostly, it's fun because I get to race against so many people," added Erika.

The West Coast Tour was organized by the American Kiteboarding Association, led by president Andrew Koch. "Our industry is behind us and the yacht clubs really like what we've brought to the sport of sailboat racing. It's been a great synergy," he concluded. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.