February 18, 2012
Weekend: The First three days of their whirlwind tour were spent storming the Jupiter Kite Invasion. Fortunate to be bestowed with winds of 20 knots +, Luis Alberto Cruz and Nico Suriel successfully secured 1st and 2nd place at the Invasion.
Monday: The Starkites Team headed to Crandon Park for a little Flat Water Session. They were stoked to arrive to cranking wind and butter flat water. The Team then started a friendly Megaloop competition with the Miami Kiteboarding crew. By late afternoon there was so much stoke about Starkites that Starkites were the only kites painting the sky.
Tuesday: Starkites continued at Crandon Park with a little lighter but still great wind. The team did demos all morning and in the afternoon began to give clinics on basic freestyle tricks.
Wednesday: The team was off to Florida Keys. The first stop was Whale Harbor where the team met up with instructors from 7 Board Sports and a few riders from Otherside. The wind was light but Starkites could always be found on the water!
Thursday: The team woke up to no wind and made the decision to search for wind in Key West where they were greatly rewarded with 18 knots upon arrival. After riding for several hours, the team hit Duval Street and lucked out in finding a kiter-owned restaurant called the Square Taco!
Friday: The team got a call that Miami Beach was going off so they loaded up the car and headed for 92nd Street. All of south Florida Starkites team was there for a photo shoot with Vladox! The team had a great wave/freestyle session that day. The Crew began another friendly Big Air competition with the victor being the one and only, King of Old School, Eric Vimont!!!
Saturday: The Crew was back at Crandon Park doing demos and Clinics all day until the wind died out in late afternoon and that concluded a great 10-day tour of South Florida.