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Posted by: GLK LeFeve Jan 25 2012, 12:28 PM

GLK Annual Hatteras Trip March 31st-7th 2012



We will be booking spots for our annual Hatteras trip. This is a trip for anyone who kites and wants to spend 7 days in flat shallow water, ride head high waves and log many miles of downwinders. Or for anyone who is looking to get into kiting and wants to learn from the longest running school in the best spot for kiteboaring in the US. Hatteras is the place!



Last year we had 7 days of sunny 70 degree weather and 20-25 mph winds. Some of us would start our day surfing with SUP's till the wind picked up then we would do many downwinders in ocean waves or ride slicks on the sound. We would end our day in the hotub with a cold beer and then cook up a great meal with the group.



The GLK Hatteras trip gets better and better every year mainly because of the diverse group of people who all have one incredible addiction...Kiteboarding!!!




GLK will be offering the following lesson for that week




3 Day Camp. Price $649. Learn from the longest running school in Michigan. Over the last 8 years we have developed a lesson program that will make you a safe, self sufficient and confident kiteboarder. This camp is designed for the total beginner from trainer kite time, rigging and tuning an inflatable, all the safety releases, self launching, self rescuing and self launching. Then we get into the water for some body dragging with your instructor dragging behind you the whole time. From there we will go through the basics of getting up and riding, edging and proper stance. After you learn the basics you will be doing many downwinders with your instructor riding with you the whole way down. By the end of our 3 day camp you will be up and riding and feeling totally confident.

The best part of learning with GLK in Hatteras is that you will be staying with Kiteboarders for 7 days who all have the same passion for this incredible sport!!

2 Day Camp. Price $499. This camp is designed for the beginner kiteboarder who is having difficulties with riding, kite handling, board skills, self launching, self rescuing and self landing. We will cater to your needs with this Camp!! Don't forget in this class we will also be doing many downwinders in which the instructor can pinpoint what you need to work on and also show you first hand.

Private Day Lesson. Price $299 (beginner-intermediate). So you want to learn to transition? Kiteloop? Backroll? Ride waves? You tell us what you want to accomplish and we will get you there guaranteed

Hourly. Price $75hr. (beginner-intermediate-advance). If you're having trouble with any part of your riding or tricks let us break it down and get you there!!

GLK will supply all the gear needed for the Camps. If you have your own gear then we highly recommend bringing it with you!


Price for lodging will be$300- $350 per person. When everyone has signed up we will then arrange the driving arrangements for the trip. Most people end up carpooling with others to off set the price of gas. I am open to suggestions on renting a full size van or camper for the week. We always talk about that every year, so if anyone is interested let me know.

The weather and winds that time of month can vary to 80 degrees and 15mph to 50 degrees and 40mph. So with that in mind you will need to bring the following things:

1. Every kite and board you own. (7m-14m)
2. Full steamer wetsuit and shorty (5/3mm-2mm)
3. Booties and mitts.
4. Warm and cold weather clothes ( jackets, hats, gloves, shorts and t's )
5. Sunscreen
6. Towels
7. Sheets and pillow cases.
8. Food (optional). Each house can decide if they want to annie up and buy food together. There are plenty of grocery stores there.
9. A great attitude...remember this trip is all about fun and riding!!!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me via email or @ 586 822 6511

Looking forward to another epic trip to the Outer Banks!!

Cheers,

Brian LeFeve
Great Lakes Kiteboarding
586 822 6511

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