San Francisco women participate in female kiteboarding clinic and empower themselves and others.
TAMPA/LONDON/PERTH, June 1, 2011: Over the memorial day weekend 35 female kiteboarders and others who wanted to learn the sport came together on Alameda beach in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in the KB4girls 2011 World Tour charity event.
Aiming to empower young girls in Alameda and the area by raising funds for the Girls Inc. organization the KB4girls 2011 World Tour participants collected a total of just over $7000 through personal fundraising pages and personal donations.
At the same time the participating women also empowered themselves by pushing their limits by either taking up the sport of kiteboarding or learning new tricks under the advice and coaching of 9-time world champion Kristin Boese, US course racing champion Sandy Parker, ex world cup star Laurel Eastman, female ripper Elea Faucheron as well as many other volunteer coaches and assistants.
The local hosts Boardsports school & shop and Kitopia made sure the participating girls had everything they needed with a simulator, video screening, standup paddleboards and more available for the not-so-windy Saturday. However, as soon as the wind picked up, nothing could keep the girls and women on the beach as they hurriedly pumped their kites to get out on the water and into the action!
The female kiters had a good atmosphere as they pushed each other with competitive rivalry and in turn were pushed to the next level by their coaches. Many new tricks were learned and at the end of day the beach and the Boardsports school & shop facilities were filled with happy faces and excitedly chatting kiters as the prizes were awarded.
Many congratulations go out to the fundraising queens Sylfia Ferrero and Jane Sedonan, the Best Trick winners May Yam, Adelaide Bodson and Ginette Buffone, the SUP race winners Kerstin Doerre and Elea Faucheron as well as the Silke Gorldt Spirit Award winner Machelle Dotson.
The KB4girls foundation and their worldwide tour is supported by Best Kiteboarding and DaKine.
The KB4Girls tour schedule 2011 reads as follows:
Philippines, March 8 - 10, 2011
Australia/QLD, April 19 - 22, 2011
Turkey, May 10 - 12, 2011
USA/CA, May 28 - 29, 2011
Netherlands, June 17 - 18, 2011
United Kingdom, June 23 - 26, 2011
Germany, July 8 - 10, 2011
USA/OR, July 16 , 2011
USA/NY, September 16-18, 2011
Australia/WA, December 16 - 18, 2011
KB4girls is a non-profit worldwide clinic tour for female kiteboarders that was launched in November 2009 by Kristin Boese. While the tour gives female athletes from around the world the chance to get together for a fun time together it also motivates them to push their kiteboarding skills to the next level and possibly start to compete in kiteboarding.
Another goal of the KB4girls events is to support the Surfrider Foundation Europe and the protection of the oceans and beaches. While registration fees are being donated to the Foundation educational materials are being supplied in return and given out to all participating girls, teaching them about their precious playgrounds and how to possibly help to protect them.
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