POSTED: Thursday February 3rd 2011

KB4girls foundation combines forces with KTA

Bulabog Beach on Boracay Island, Philippines will host a KB4Girls PRO clinic alongside KTA’s (Kiteboard Tour Asia) tour stop

Announcing 1st KB4girls event of the year in cooperation with KTA (
Announcing 1st KB4girls event of the year in cooperation with KTA (

On-the-water demonstration by Kristin Boese (Photo: Nate Volk)
On-the-water demonstration by Kristin Boese (Photo: Nate Volk)

Sideline lessons from Kristin Boese (Photo: Laurel McCarten)
Sideline lessons from Kristin Boese (Photo: Laurel McCarten)

High resolution pictures of the KB4girls tour are available here:!

TAMPA/LONDON/MANILA, February 3rd,  2011: The KTA (Kiteboard Tour Asia) and the KB4girls foundation enter a 3 year agreement that sees the KTA tour host a KB4girls event at one of their tour venues each year. Main goal of the cooperation is to promote female kiteboarding in Asia and motivate more Asian girls and women to take up kiteboarding on a competitive level.

The first event as part of the cooperation will be held at the KTA tour stop on Boracay Island, Philippines and will take place from March 8th-10th, 2011.

Boracay is a famous kiteboarding destination and many international riders visit the island on a regular basis for its perfect shallow water and consistent wind conditions. With many female kiters on the island and the surrounding Asian countries Boracay will be the perfect place and time not only to kick off the 2011 KB4girls tour but also the cooperation with the KTA.

As a KB4girls PRO event this camp will focus on motivating and preparing females riders for international competitions while maintaining the KB4girls vision to build supportive local female kiting communities. Females of all ages and ability levels are welcome to join. The minimum requirements for participants are the ability to go upwind and to kite independently.

Girls will receive direct on-the-water and on-the-sidelines, coaching from 9 time world champion Kristin Boese. The girls will also be encouraging each other throughout the competition, raising an overall confidence level while learning tips and tactics for success.

Kiting in Asia is picking up pace, with the KTA tour stops providing a way to measure ones skills, more riders are working harder and improving fast! Neil Godbold, organizer of the KTA, says , "Getting more girls involved in the competition scene in Asia is a brilliant idea and one of the reasons we started the KTA.  I think KB4girls is a wonderful foundation and we are proud to be working with them. We look forward to our training partnership with KB4girls. The KTA Philippines is a great event and one that riders from across the region and further have been looking forward to again this year, now it just got even better."

Kristin Boese, founder of KB4girls, remarks "I am especially excited about our event on Boracay/Philippines, not only because it is such a beautiful place and perfect kite location but also because this event is going to be our first ever KB4girls event in Asia! It will give all the female kiters there a chance to join our camps too. I am also very thrilled about KB4girls' cooperation with the KTA as I think both the KTA and our foundation are following many of the same goals and ideals like supporting the local communities and riders and working together for a healthy growth of our sport."

Anny Barlow, local organizer and rider, says: "This union between the KTA and KB4girls is perfect. Many of the female riders in Boracay can't wait for this experience. When we catch-up I can already see it's motivating more girls to join the competition, knowing they will have a coach and support structure near by. And personally, I can't wait to see the community structure that will evolve between us fellow female kiters on our little island." 

The event will be held at Bulabog Beach in front of the 7Stones Resort that is supporting and hosting both the KTA and KB4girls event. The KB4girls training area will be set up outside of Greenyards Kite School.
The KB4girls foundation and their worldwide tour is supported by Best Kiteboarding, DaKine and Kiehl's.

Registration for this event will be open at until March 1st, 2011 and will be limited to 30 girls and women. A donation fee of 30$ will be asked for that will aid the KB4girls foundation to continue their projects.

The KB4Girls tour schedule 2011 reads as follows:
Philippines, March 8 - 10, 2011
Australia/QLD, April 19 - 22, 2011
Turkey, May 10 - 12, 2011
USA/CA, May 28 - 29, 2011
Netherlands, June 17 - 18, 2011
United Kingdom, June 23 - 26, 2011
Germany, July 8 - 10, 2011
USA/OR, July 16 , 2011
USA/NY, September 16-18, 2011
Australia/WA, December 16 - 18, 2011

About KB4girls
KB4girls is a non-profit worldwide clinic tour for female kiteboarders that was launched in November 2009 by Kristin Boese. While the tour gives female athletes from around the world the chance to get together for a fun time together it also motivates them to push their kiteboarding skills to the next level and possibly start to compete in kiteboarding.

Another goal of the KB4girls events is to support the Surfrider Foundation Europe and the protection of the oceans and beaches. While registration fees are being donated to the Foundation educational materials are being supplied in return and given out to all participating girls, teaching them about their precious playgrounds and how to possibly help to protect them.

About KTA
The KTA is Asia's international kiteboard competition organization.  Sanctioned by the IKA, kiteboarding's world governing body, riders receive world-ranking points as they work towards being crowned the official Asian champion. 

In it's second season the KTA is holding 6 tour stops and a number of one off Open Events to check out more Asian locations and get more riders involved.  Tour stops include Turkey, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, with finals being held in Korea, April 2011.  Follow the events, see the results, watch the report video's and find out about what's next at



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