What an incredible Kiteboarding 4 Cancer we had! Despite having nearly zero wind for the first time in 12 years of this event, we still raised over $197,000 (and still counting) for Project Koru, and pulled off the first ever No-Wind Derby in North America!
We learned this weekend that the Patagonia Kiteboard 4 Cancer is much bigger than kiteboarding. This event brings together an incredible community in celebration and support for a great cause no matter what the conditions.
Hundreds of participants traveled from around the country to be in Hood River for the event. With a poor wind forecast and blazing heat, people still purchased registration up to the last minute and fully supported the event -- attending the live and silent auctions, signing up for water floaty races, scoring some incredible gear at the raffles and packing the house at the Friday night Full Sail Kickoff Party at the Ruins in Downtown Hood River.
A huge thank you to all of you who participated over the three days in the blazing heat - whether you registered as an athlete, participated in the live & silent auction, kicked it at the Friday night party, put your $ in for the Sunday raffle or just drank beer!
Congratulations to Fred Hope for going out and foiling 20 laps in the lightest conditions ever for the win, and to our own Camp Koru alum Xan Harwood-Karlik for paddling the course and getting a lap in himself!
Thank you to all of our cash sponsors for making it possible for us to run KB4C: Patagonia, Full Sail Brewing Company, Doug's Sports, Evergreen Home Loans, Columbia Pain Management, Tonkin Subaru, Airush Kiteboarding, Slingshot Kite, Naish USA, CORE Kiteboarding, KYLA Kombucha, Gorge Greenery, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Cabrinha Kiteboarding, Liquid Force Kites, Ferment Brewery, WOO Kite, Duotone Kiteboarding, Ombraz Sunglasses, and Patagonia Provisions!
Check out all of the sponsors who supported us: https://www.kb4c.org/2018-sponsorships/
📷 Richard Hallman thank you for your beautiful photography as always! You can download or purchase Richard's shots here for your memory book!
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