Published on August 26th, 2008 | by Lonny0
Notice of Event – Bimini Winds
The first annual Bimni Winds has just been annouced! This event is going to happen this November in the Bahamas, and is sure to be one of the all time coolest events ever. For those of you who do not know about Bimini or the Bahama chain of islands they really are a kiteboarding paradise. In November we should have beautiful temperatures in the 70s and good wind from 15 mph up. Plus, there is endless flat, warm, shallow water perfect for all the strapless riding you can handle. I have also been informed from the event director, Kent Marinkovic, that there is going to be big prize money, including money going to the top strapless rider! More details to follow. The whole LTS crew will be heading down to attend the event, and it should really be a fabulous time for kiters and non-kiters alike. Here is some information as it stands:
The Fountain of Youth, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Earnest Hemingway come together as the World’s Best Kitesurfers Battle the Forces of the Bermuda Triangle in their quest to win Kitesurfing’s Golden Crown!
Bimini, Bahamas, November 12-16, 2008: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Teams with Bimini Bay and Adventure Sports Miami to present “THE BIMINI WINDS”, Kitesurfing’s Newest and Most Adventurous Event!
Bimini is a small island jewel floating on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream. It’s the famed sport fishing capital of the world, rumored to be the location of the Fountain of Youth, the inspiration for Hemingway’s “Islands in the Stream”, and lays smack in the middle of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. Brought into the kiteboarding scene during the 2005 Bahamas Crossing, where 16 two man teams battled the elements during an exciting race from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Bimini, Bimini is an island for the adventurer.
Whether you’re looking to compete, free ride, learn, or just watch the most colorful and exhilarating sport in the world, Bimini Bay is the place to be November 12th – 16th of 2008. Kitesurfers from all over the world will be traveling to the tiny island just off Florida’s Coast to compete for $8,000 dollars prize money. Challenging obstacles called Kickers and Sliders will be placed in the shallow, clear waters of Bimini Bay for top competitors to utilize in hopes of winning the judges eye. Others will be racing at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour powered only by the warm Bahamian winds. They will be stacked side by side when rounding the marks and charging for the finish line. Spectacular crashes and big jumps are the reward for spectators, while prize money and glory reward the victors.
The kite addicted, traveling with families and friends need not worry. Non-kiters can enjoy the best off shore and near shore fishing in the world. Take a dive with wild dolphins, kayak or Stand Up Paddle to a desolate beach, or relax at the infinity pool while knocking back a Mojito, it’s all good. Everyone will enjoy nightly video shows, bonfires, and even a pirate costume party. Those wanting to learn to kite will have 4 of the best schools in the world to choose from. Book lessons in advance and learn to kitesurf in the warm, shallow waters of Bimini Bay!