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Posted by: GLK LeFeve Feb 16 2012, 05:08 PM

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the unusually warm weather. Plenty of Kiteboarders, Surfers and Stand Up Paddleboarders have still been on the water all winter.

Any way I wanted to update you on what is going on with Great Lakes Kiteboarding. We are getting ready for our annual North Carolina Hatteras trip March 31st-April 7th. If you are looking to get into Kiteboarding, an avid kiter or beginner than this is the trip for you. Hatteras North Carolina is one of the best environments for any level kiteboarder. Our group stays right on the Ocean and Sound side. The houses are 6 to 8 bedroom’s and are directly across from each other. You can kite and learn right in front of your house. Check out more info on my website…… http://www.greatlakeskiteboarding.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45:2012-glk-hatteras-trip&catid=10:glk-vacations&Itemid=10

Great Lakes Kiteboarding is stoked to be carrying Naish Hawaii this season. Robby Naish has been on the forefront of kiteboaridng from the beginning of the sport. Robby is a true water man and a legend in my mind. GLK will be carrying the Park kite and their surf and twin tip boards. The Park kite is an amazing all around universal kite. Designed with fun in mind, the Park is the one kite that does it all – any rider, any style, any condition. Naish has an incredible line of twin tips to cater to any rider. The GLK website will have the boards and kites we will be carrying from Naish in the next few weeks.

Great Lakes Kiteboarding will again be carrying Slingshot, Wainman Hawaii and Best Kiteboarding for the 2012 season. Wainman Hawaii just added 2 new kites to their Rabbit gang…..the 7.5 Mr. Green and the 10.5 Punch. Perfect additions to their lineup of incredible kites. Myself and most of my team riders are on these kite for one reason….they rock! The Wainman Blunt and their Joke boards are some of the best twin tips I have ridden and their surf boards are off the hook.

Slingshot has a new all around kite called the Z kite. The Z kite features a revolutionary new “Spherical-C” profile that enables consistent pull with controlled power and unmatched versatility. GLK is very excited to bring this kite in to add to the Slingshot line up. GLK is also very stoked to be carrying the legendary Fuel. The C kite is making a comeback and GLK’s new Canadian Team Rider and Instructor Curtis Laurie will be killing it on the Fuel this year. I rode the 2012 Fuel last Fall and fell in love with the kite again. It’s been over 5 years since I have ridden the Fuel. Raw power, huge jumps and epic kiteloops is all I can say !! GLK will also be stocking the 2012 RPM. This is a Fuel with more depowering and easier re-launching. Team Rider and Instructor Aaron Kaun has been riding this killer kite for the last 3 years and is totally in love with it. I am very excited to be carrying Slingshots Surf boards again this season. The Slingshots Surfs are all made with the WVS Bamboo construction which makes for the most durable and lightest surfboards on the market. They are also adding 2 new light wind boards to their lineup……the Knee Swacker and a surf/skim board called the Reform which is a 4’7’’ fun board. And of course we will be stocking their lineup of Twin Tips made right here in the USA!!

GLK will continue to carry the Best Kahuna kite. These are one of the best user friendly kites on the market. Easy relaunch, super stable and a very direct bar pressure. GLK has been using these kites to teach the last 3 years and will continue again this season. Best has an incredible package deal with the Kahuna kite, Redline bar and Spark board starting at $1500.

Great Lakes Kiteboarding is moving its location in April!! We are going to be running out of our new sister shop Great Lakes Surf Shop. The surf shop will be stocking a full lineup of Stand Up Paddleboards from Slingshot, Naish Hawaii, JP Australia, Jimmy Lewis, Hoist SUP’s and Bic. Great Lakes Surf Shop will also be carrying clothing lines from Billabong, RVCA, Hurley, Roxy, Volcolm and Nixon. Also sandals from Rainbow, Sanuk and Reef. Longboards from Kahuna Creations, Land Yacht and Sector 9. Snowboards and Kite Snowboards from Lib Tech and Arbor. The surf shop will be working with local parks and Yoga studios to offer SUP Yoga, Fitness courses, Tours and SUP rentals. The Tawas shop will continue to offer SUP rentals and tours and of course continue with our 10th years of doing Kiteboarding Camps and Lessons in the best spot in Michigan for Kiteboarding.

Our new shop address is 23517 Nine Mack Dr. Suite B St. Clair Shores Mi. 48080. Just 1 mile down from our current location. Check out Great Lakes Surf Shop on Facebook and like….. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Great-Lakes-Surf-Shop/283771568328743. I will contact everyone for our Grand Opening Mid April.

If you’re looking to get into Kiteboarding this season we will most likely start a bit earlier because of the weather. You can sign up for camps now as there are already a few weekends that are fully booked.

Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you on the water.

Cheers,

Brian LeFeve
Great Lakes Kiteboarding / Great Lakes Surf Shop
586 822 6511
www.greatlakeskiteboarding.com



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