It’s been 10 years since I first decided kite boarding was to be my other go to ocean sport, after surfing of course. In this time I have successfully accomplished several life goals, except strapping myself to a massive kite to see what happens. In my defense, I did have to move away from the ocean for many of those years, but I’m back now and I have a feeling my dream of flying will happen soon.
So, there is an opportunity this month to check out the kite and SUP scene. The Halloween Blast is a Kiteboarding & Stand Up Paddle Event hosted by Ocean Extreme Sports in St Augustine, FL featuring three days of contests, exhibitions, demos and parties. Because the end of October brings good wind and waves to the area the event was coupled with a Halloween theme. The Halloween Blast is designed to offer something for everybody. Event dates this year are Oct 31st – Nov 2nd 2014. This years proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine Life Saving Association. St. Augustine Lifesaving Association is our local chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association. Their mission is to educate the public about ocean safety and to decrease the loss of life and limbs on the St. Johns County Beaches.
All kiteboarding events are for amateurs and EVERYONE is encouraged to participate. This is a very fun, laid back event for everyone to enjoy with great competition.
All Stand Up Paddle Boarding events are open to amateurs. Professionals are allowed to race the 5 mile Elite course.
Stand-up-paddle boarding is the most flexible of activities and can include SUP surfing, yoga, fishing, sightseeing or cruising. Ocean Extreme Sports carries every type of board and the associated equipment. Check out their site to purchase gear, schedule a lesson/introductory session or join them for one of the popular SUP tours.
Ladies, girls can fly too. If standing around on a giant 14 foot board doesn’t excite you, strap on a kite.
Last years Halloween Blast was a killer time and 2014 is setting up to be bigger and better. You don’t have to ride in order to party. Costumes are optional.
WHEN: October 31st thru November 2nd
ATTEND: Participate or check out the action HERE