Going into its 8th year World Champion Kristin Boese is set to hold her camp for female kiteboarders at Fischland/Darss in Germany from August 20 – 21, 2010.
Kristin’s original idea behind organizing this annual event was to support females in the sport and to motivate them to compete in national and international competitions, which has proved very successful in Germany. Because of its tremendous success and dramatically growing demand the event also resulted in the idea to launch the KB4girls world tour.
With KB4girls launching at the beginning of 2010 the Girls Camp in Germany, the destination now also becomes a KB4girls tour stop and will be a very special event in the calendar of the tour. Not only because it represents the origin of the tour but also because the venue of Wustrow/Darss is where Kristin first experienced the sport of kiteboarding while working at the Surfcenter Wustrow as a windsurfing instructor.
The Surfcenter Wustrow has also been the main support behind this girls kiteboarding camp since 2003, supplying event site, free camp sites, food and refreshments.
Kristin Boese says: “The Surfcenter Wustrow is very special to me since it basically is the birth place of my kiting career. To have the support of the guys from the Center means a lot to me since I still feel very connected to the time when I used to work there but also very much enjoy to come back here every year for the event. On top of that the Fischland/Darss offers amazing kiting conditions and is the perfect place for our event.”
Another very special and meaningful collaboration is the one with the “Silke Gorldt Foundation” which was created in honor of the German kiter Silke Gorldt who died in a tragic kite accident in 2002. Silke was a great friend to Kristin and a great motivator for her and inspired her to get into the competition circuit. To keep Silke’s spirit alive in her kiting events is important to Kristin and cooperating with the Silke Gorldt Foundation therefore is a priority too.
With a fully booked clinic and 50 girls attending, the KB4girls event in Germany will be the biggest one of this year’s tour and certainly a very special event to look forward to attending.
Upcoming KB4girls events:
Fischland, Germany / August 20th - 22nd, 2010
Malmo, Sweden / August 28th - 29th, 2010
Hood River, USA / September 4th, 2010
Montauk/NY, USA / September 24th - 26th, 2010
Lancing, UK / October 8th - 10th, 2010
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.
About Kristin Boese
Sports model Kristin Boese, Guinness World Record™ record-holder and nine-time world kiteboarding champion reaches out to girls around the world to sharpen their skills and learn new riding tricks. The 32-year-old from Potsdam, Germany, grew up behind the iron curtain. A stellar student, Kristin showed interest in a wide variety of sports and ended up playing semi-professional handball for 12 years.
In summer 2002 she discovered kite-boarding and within a few months left Germany behind on her way to Fuerteventura/Spain to work at a kite and windsurf center and to dive into the sport which she has very successfully done since.
Boese has also written two instructional kite-boarding books with Christian Spreckels “Kitesurfing In The Waves: The Complete Guide” and “Kitesurfing: The Complete Guide.” She has also published a DVD “Kitesurfing - a comprehensive guide with world champion Kristin Boese.” This is a complete learning program for kitesurfers of all levels.