Best Fest Cape Hatteras

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Best Kiteboarding and REAL would like to invite you to a SOLID week of pro clinics, riding, partying, laughing, rocking, demo-ing and blowing up the Cape Hatteras kiteboarding scene…

2014 marks the first year of many Best/Fests to come. Whether you’re traveling with a group or going it alone, Best/Fest is a great way to improve your riding with some of the world's top pros, try new gear, learn new tricks and get your session on!

What: Best/Fest 2014 @ REAL!
Where: Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
When: Sunday, March 30th – Sunday, April 6th
Why: You want to learn from the world's top pros and session your brains out!

Options Available:
1) Riding Pass: Includes access to all clinics, on water coaching, sessions, gear, professional riding photos and daytime activities.
2) Riding Pass + Accommodation (Private Room / Shared Bathroom)
3) Riding Pass + Accommodation (Private Room / Private Bathroom)

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Pros Attending:
Michael Schitzhofer: PKRA competitor and 6 times Austria kiteboarding champion.
Chris Bobryk: Former REAL pro coach and now a professional kiteboarder competing in various events around the world. Known for his powerful riding and technical ability.
Franz Schitzhofer: Best's board designer and also a professional freestyle kiteboarder.
Hannah Whiteley: Pro Kitesurfer and 3 time British Freestyle Pro champion.

Riding level requirement:
To make the most of your riding pass, we require all participants to be self sufficient and able to stay upwind. If you'd like to participate in Best Fest and are a beginner, we have our world famous Zero 2 Hero and Evolution kite camps running as usual during Best Fest week.

*Accommodation pricing includes 7 nights accommodations at Watermen’s Retreat plus private launch access. Watermen’s Retreat is the official accommodations of the Triple-S Invitational and WINNER Outer Banks Parade of Homes. Pricing also includes 12.75% North Carolina Accommodations Tax plus Travel Insurance. No additional fees or taxes!

*Pricing does not include meals, drinks or tips.

2014 Best/Fest Event Schedule:

Sunday, March 30th
4pm: Check in to Watermen's Retreat for accommodation package.
7pm: Welcome Party at Watermen’s Bar & Grill
• LIVE MUSIC with Hal Lester

Monday, March 31st
10am : Riders Meeting @ REAL
10.30 Onwards: Clinics and Sessions.
7pm Welcome Dinner @ Watermen’s Bar & Grill
• LIVE MUSIC with Jack Jr
• Drink Specials
• Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert
• Kiteboarding Videos on 190” of TVs!

Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd
10am : Riders Meeting @ REAL
10.30 Onwards: Clinics and Sessions.
7pm : Dinner and Drinks at Watermen’s Bar & Grill

Thursday, April 3rd
10am : Riders Meeting @ REAL
10.30 Onwards: Clinics and Sessions.
7pm : Best/Fest Super Party at Watermen’s Bar & Grill
• LIVE MUSIC with Jeremy Russell
• Drink Specials
• Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert
• Best/Fest Autograph Session
• Best/Fest Gear Raffle

Friday, April 4th
10am : Riders Meeting @ REAL
10.30 Onwards: Clinics and Sessions.
7pm: Best/Fest Dinner at Watermen’s Bar & Grill
• Best/Fest Event Photos – See yourself in action on 190” of TVs!
• Drink Specials
• Appetizers, Dinner and Dessert

Saturday, April 5th
OPEN BEST/FEST FREERIDE DAY : Maximize your session count with new friends from all over the world!

Sunday, Aprl 6th
10am: Check out of Watermen's Retreat for accommodation package.


Can I make a last minute decision and pay when I arrive/ Providing we still have space available - yes! You can join Best Fest if you are on the island by signing up at REAL. The clinic price will remain at $250 even if you sign up in the middle of the week.

Is Best Fest female friendly? Definitely. Hannah will be bringing her expertise to the event alongside the other pros so you should expect plenty of female specific tips and clinics.

Will the REAL slider park be part of the event? If you'd like a clinic hitting rails and kickers (and the conditions are appropriate), this can absolutely be part of the event.

Do I need to bring my own gear? There will be piles of Best gear available to demo all week but we recommend bringing your own gear too so that you can ride as much as possible.

I have a house booked in Avon/Buxton/Friso, do I have to come up for the riders meeting? We will be riding at the best spot for the conditions on each day (which may well be near your rental house). If you'd rather not drive to REAL for the riders meeting we plan to have an email list running to let you know the daily plan and session schedule.

Is food included? No. Watermen's Bar and Grill is available if the session is taking place at REAL.

If I purchase a riding pass, can I launch from REAL all week? Yes! So long as the official Best Fest clinic and session is taking place at REAL (and not a different location) you will be able to launch and land as part of the event!

Are the parties free and open to the public? Absolutely. A party pass is free and anyone can attend.

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