REAL Kiteboarding to host 2005 FLY TO...Red Bull King of the Air
What: FLY TO...Red Bull King of the Air
When: July 22-24, 2005
Where: REAL kiteboarding at “The Slick”, Cape Hatteras, NC
More Info: REAL Kiteboarding toll free 866-REAL-KITE
Sponsors : Red Bull, REAL Kiteboarding, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Jimmy Lewis Kiteboards, Slingshot, Highway 12 Gear and Clothing, Outer Beaches Realty, Kinnakeet Corner, Village Grocery.
Spectators and Media
This event is free to the competitors and the public. Spectators and media representative are welcome to attend. Media representatives need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a media pass allowing them direct access to all areas of the event as well as premium placement for the best picture/video angles during the event.
The “Fly To....Red Bull King of the Air” hosted by REAL Kiteboarding has a long standing history of being one of the most exciting kiteboarding events in the country. This event, now in its third year, invites the country’s best riders to Cape Hatteras to battle for a FREE, all expense paid trip to Hawaii to compete in the main event, the RED BULL King of the Air.
The Cape Hatteras “Fly To’ event has been blessed with excellent conditions in years past, with strong SW winds, warm water and air temps, and excellent riders, competition and parties. This event is hosted by REAL Kiteboarding at our Lesson Center facility, waterfront at “The Slick”, one of the world’s premier flat water riding venues. A well-received feature of this event has been the presence of the REAL Slider Park during the expression session and freestyle portions of the event. Rails and kickers like the Deathstar, Triple S and last year’s Red Bull A-Frame have been featured in this event, making for exciting riding and unbelievable photo/video opportunities.
For 2005, Red Bull is once again kicking down the benjamins to build the world’s greatest kiteboarding slider. We’re keeping it under wraps until contest week, but what we can tell you is that it is the most progressive rail designed for kiteboarding to date and ride-able by all level of riders in the competition! Also new to this years event is a 30ft long funbox permanently mounted in front of REAL Kiteboarding. As of July 7th, John Wayne Cancer Foundation has just kicked down to sponsor a massive A-frame in the park, only adding to the growing excitement!
Courtesy of Red Bull, the winners of this year’s Men’s and Women’s divisions will be awarded a fully expensed paid trip to Maui, Hawaii to compete in the Red Bull King of the Air Competition!
This year’s event will feature a standard “box style” freestyle comp that will include a new slider specifically constructed for this event. This slider, will accompany the RED BULL A-Frame, REAL’s “Deathstar”, and “Triple S” to provide riders and spectators a day of unbelievable riding and sliding action. Competitors will be judged on freestyle and slider riding but do not necessarily have to do both in order to advance thru their heats.
Their will also be a “Slick Style” Expression Session on Friday evening, July 22nd. This is a freeride event, but scores will be taken and used in the event conditions are not favorable for the main Freestyle event on Saturday and Sunday.
Schedule of Events
All events to be held at the REAL Kiteboarding Lesson Center, waterfront at “The Slick”, in Waves, NC.
Friday July 22nd
12 Noon – 4PM : Competitor Check In
5 pm : Riders Meeting
6pm – 9pm : Slick Style Expression Session
Saturday July 23rd
10am : Riders Meeting
11am – 7pm : Freestyle Competition Men and Women
8pm : Red Bull Party and Outdoor Movie Premier
Sunday July 24th
10am : Riders Meeting
11am – 6pm : Freestyle Competition Men and Women
7pm : Awards Ceremony
Space is limited, pre-registration is required to guarantee your space in the event.
Bring your coolers and lawnchairs. The best seating is waterfront on the grass with unbelievable action happening only feet away!
Local and National Media interested in covering the Red Bull event should send their requests to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you again this year for another exciting Red Bull Event!