Wipeouts and fantastic costumes in the Kitebeasts 2008

October 21, 2008 | Kiteboarding

Kitebeasts 2008

What an amazing weekend! Everyone got behind the spirit of the event and we saw some fantastic costumes, some amazing kiting and some spectacular wipeouts.

Well done and thank you to all 12 teams who competed with such enthusiasm and team spirit. Thanks also to our hosts Searles Leisure Resort who were absolutely amazing from beginning to end and to organisers Hunstanton Sailing Club and The Borough Council - you were brilliant!

Of course, the event would not have been possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors - a huge thank you goes out to Hunters Land Rover King's Lynn (AWESOME vehicles), Searles Sea Tours (the DUKW rocked!), Kite Kit (prizes), Turbulence (prizes), JN (prizes), SignTech (signs!) and Mansells (sign boards).

1st: The Whiteley Clan
2nd: Bad to the Bone
3rd: The Fantastic 3
4th: The Ex Presidents
5th: The Feisty Fairies

Our marshals also deserve a massive vote of thanks for their hard work & we owe a special thanks to John Matthews for his great videoing skills. Pro kitesurfer Johara Sykes-Davies should get a medal for her tireless & entertaining commentary throughout the whole event, fuelled only by a sip of water and some strips of dried mango - thanks so much Jo!

The demos went down very well - thanks to everyone who provided kit and stood patiently while everyone else was out on the water. Cheers!

We raised £232 for the RNLI in our raffle for a brand new kiteboard provided by Kite-Kit.co.uk. Nice one!

The clinics were also a great success thanks to the efforts of Steve Murfet and Hunstanton Kitesurfing School. Well done for coping with the extra workload when our other instructor Sergei had to have an emergency knee op 2 days before the event. We hope to see you back on the water soon Sergei!

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