What an amazing action packed three day weekend in Santa Marianita, Ecuador for the 4th annual Fly-Fest Event and Contest. Music, Kitesurfing, and of course a giant party bring athletes, sponsors, and spectators from all over the globe together for the biggest Kite Festival in South America.
The whole BAKS crew will be on deck to attend the SURF EXPO trade show in Orlando, FL September 9-12 and present the whole new 2016 F-ONE kiteboarding & paddleboarding and MANERA accessories collection. Booth Plenty of new products to make happy all kiteboarders and paddleboarders
Its Kite Race time again. Now in its 5th year running this will be the biggest and best event yet. The Kite Race is part of Nantucket Race Week. It is an open class event for kites and windsurfers (separate divisions). Depending on the wind forecast we will hold this event on Sunday or Wednesday. The event is planned to be 3 races with a freestyle event after the racing if time permits. The event will be held at Bass Point, Nantucket MA.
Big thank you to everyone who made The 2015 Camp possible, especially the Solosports Crew! Can’t wait to see what next year brings. Keep an eye out for the 2016 Mitu camp dates… Until then we have a pretty awesome photo gallery you should check out from this year!
Covewater Stand Up Paddle located in the Santa Cruz, CA recently received a fresh Look!
Boardsports California (formerly known as Boardsports School) has been a F-One dealer since 2007; they were one of the very first Kiteboarding shop & school to carry F-One in the States, even before the avent of the Bandit 1; their first board was a F-One Legend (a hybrid twin-tip and surf) and their first kite was a Tribal II!. We have a great relationship with Rebecca & Jane and they have been the go to kiteboarding school in the Bay Area for a long time. Their Alameda Crown Beach location in the East Bay is arguably the best spot to learn how to kiteboard, and they have also another retail shop on the other side of the Bay, on the beach of Coyote Point, with access to jet skis to go to the channel where the chance of getting enough wind is close to 100% during the Spring and Summer. With their 2 locations, they can service Peninsula and East bay kiters all at once.
There aren’t a lot of dedicated SUP shop in Northern California and Bluerush is a standout, especially in the Bay Area. We are proud that they have decided to carry F-One and Manera in their new shop in Sausalito. They cater to the flat waters of the Bay (perfect for racing and touring) but also to the wave riding spots such as Bolinas or Dillon Beach in the Northern Coast. They just received a fresh batch of the all around Manawa but also the surf oriented Madeiro and Anakao boards. They will also get soon enough the race boards. Do not hesitate to contact them if you want to demo or get a F-One board and/or Manera accessories.
Check out our “dealer spotlight” featuring our friend from Ocean Extreme Sports is St. Augustine, Florida. They specializing in kite and stand up paddle equipment along with Lessons, rentals, and tours. Check them out today at www.oceanextremesports.com
We are stoked to announce that Covewater (located in Santa Cruz, CA) decided recently to add F-One and Manera in their brand lineup. Covewater is a well established and respected retailer in the area. The entire staff is very passionate and they are extremely knowledgeable about SUP. Make sure to contact them when you find yourself in the area in needs of a new board, a paddle, accessories, etc… We took the opportunity and asked OG some basic questions about Covewater
RIDER – Miguel Cevallos LOCATION – Manta, Ecuador STYLE – Strapless surf / Goofie stance YEARS KITING – 9 years FAVORITE SPOT – Hometown Santa Marianita´s wave spot when is BIG!! and Lobitos at Peruvian north shore SPONSORS – Greendot Ecuador and OceanFreaks Watersports GEAR – F-one Bandit 9m and 12m and surfboards WHY F-ONE ? After 7 years […]
A good light wind kite can make all the difference increasing your number of days on the water. The NEW 17 meter Bandit 8 is available now! LTD Watersports says it’s “it’s the best light wind kite they have tested for 2015” Check out the full review…