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Keeping It Local - and the Winner Is!

We didn't really want to call either of these 'give-aways' a competition because it was never about competing at all, and it certainly wasn't an out the hat draw. Yet someone has to be the 'winner' or the recipient of these gifts and it is now time to let everyone know who!

SUP Give-away!

A local SUPper kindly donated one of his pre-loved boards and set the criteria for the give-away. After a short consult with the current owner, we have found our lucky new owner. You will surely see him eagerly testing out his Coreban Nitro 8'5 on the local waves. James has been so dedicated to SUP that he has been using old windsurfing boards to get the job done. Well now he can get out on the real thing and we all hope he goes nuts on the his new board. 

Grom Kitesurf Give-away!

We made the application process for this give-away pretty challenging on purpose. With over $600 in lessons & a good quality used set up valued in excess of $1800, this was a pretty substantial gift. Applicants couldn't just put their hand up, they had to tell us why they really wanted to learn to kitesurf and in an interesting way. This set up was destined for a really passionate grom.

We are super happy to offer Alice a chance to complete her 'learn to kitesurf' journey. Alice started lessons with us a while back, but couldn't quite make the leap to get her own gear and progress. We will be tracking Alice's progress on Facebook so stay tuned to see how she goes in the coming season. 



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KB4Girls Elliot Heads Camp

21-22nd February at Elliot Heads

Join in for this two day progression clinic, FREE to all girls with their own gear. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or looking to learn unstrapped or unhooked riding, there is something for everyone.

The camp will start at 10.30am Saturday & finish up 5pm Sunday. BYO tent or book other accommodation. Call us in the shop on 0754556677 if you need more details. 

Light wind & high wind options are catered for. See you there.

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KB4girls Celebrate International Female Kite Week 1st - 7th December

Join in or show your support for female kiters all over the world.

Visit KB4girls to find out how you can participate.

KB4girls Sunshine Coast will be hosting an event on Sunday 7th December. Check out the event details on Facebook

Events will include at safety clinic, come n try and a downwinder session.

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Hawaii Rap Up!

Thanks to an invitation from Kristin Boese & Sky Solbach's to join them for their wedding, we had a great excuse to visit Hawaii in May. Hawaii, Maui in particular has been on the to do list for a while, this was just the encouragement we needed. The wedding was fabulous fun, with a host of some of kiteboardings most influential and respected people attending. It was a great chance to meet some of the many women who forged the pathway for those competing in the PKRA today. A number of KB4girls Ambassadors made the trip, which was really great.

We explored Maui including famous surf breaks like Jaws and Lanes, however due to some unseasonally light wind we were not able to kite either. Both of these locations need really solid wind because the launching areas are small and very rocky. It just goes to show, no matter where you travel you can't guarantee wind, even in places renowned for their high wind yield. We were on Maui for 16 days and managed a couple of sessions with over 20knots. We did kite Kanaha Beach or Kitebeach as the locals call it. This location is pretty good, with a small flat water lagoon and some really solid waves out front when the swell is good.The windsurfers have their own area as windsurfing is still big in Hawaii. The launching area for kiting is a little tricky as the good winds are generally from the East, making the launch area hidden in a wind shadow. If you see people launching and running for the water like crazy, this is the reason. A number of days we did get a cross onshore wind, which was much more favourable for launching. In solid wind, you could see this would be less of an issue, but something to be aware of in lighter conditions. Kanaha Beach is tucked away behind the port area and near the airport, so don't be surprised by the surroundings if you decide to visit. The beach itself is quite pretty and other than a few rocky outcrops, is relatively safe for all levels of kiting. There is really limited ability along this stretch to do "downwinders" as we so commonly do in Australia because the area in front of the airport is a no fly zone. Locals obviously encourage visitors to respect this regulation to ensure they have continued access into the future. Because of this, holding ground is a must but in some swell conditions getting right back upwind can be a challenge and needs pretty strong wind. It was no surprise so many kited on surfboards in Maui to make getting upwind easier in lighter wind. 

We visited all the local kiteshops and everyone was really friendly and more than happy to offer advice, so don't hesitate to call in and say hello. You will find them located right in Kahului on the Hana Highway in town, all grouped together to make life easy.

As the wind was light on most of our stay, we had plenty of time to explore SUP locations and enjoyed over a week in Lahaina on the west coast SUPing on some hire boards from Willy on the beach near Lahaina Shores. Willy hosts the Ripcurl Pro each year in Maui and was a really great guy to hire boards from.

If you would like any information on kitesurfing or SUPing in Maui, just give us a call in the shop 07 54556677 or email us 

Check out our little SUP video from Lahaina on Maui
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Hive 2014 Summer Swimwear Coming Soon!

Here's a sneeky peak of some of Hives new 2014 swimwear range. We're taking orders now. Available in store anytime now, available online end of August

Hive-Swimwear that sticks!

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Social SUP day May

Sunday 26th May from 8.30am at Noosa Dog Beach

Last carpark on the left before the River Mouth Spit

Join Adventure Sports and KB4girls for a social SUP day.  No SUP no problem, we will bring spares to share.

Stay for an hour or stay for the day.  Plenty of flat water for first timers, or paddle out the North shore River Mouth and catch some waves.

BYO drinks, Picnic lunch or snacks & your SUP if you have one.

For more information call 07 54556677 - stay up to date on events with 

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