POSTED: Saturday June 18th 2011

KB4girls 2011 World Tour Hood River date change due to high waters and strong currents

New date will be August 13th, 2011 with reserve day being the 14th of August

KB4girls kiteboarding events are a great way to meet fellow sports friends and strengthen your skills / KB4girls
KB4girls kiteboarding events are a great way to meet fellow sports friends and strengthen your skills / KB4girls

Kristin Boese demonstrates a maneuver for the group / KB4girls
Kristin Boese demonstrates a maneuver for the group / KB4girls

High resolution pictures of the KB4girls tour are available here:

TAMPA/LONDON/PERTH, June 18th, 2011: Normally the Hood River on the banks of the Columbia River offers the best possible playground for kiters - a sandbar right in front of the city, a perfect launching and landing area for kiteboarders and also a safe barrier against the river currents.

This sandbar has already been the venue for the KB4girls events on the Hood River for the past 2 years and will be the place to gather and learn for female kiters once again in 2011.

This season however, due to unusually high water levels, the Sandbar that usually lies free from mid May is now being flooded due to the high water coming from the meltdown of an above-average snow season in the entire Columbia Basin and a colder-than-average spring.

Forecasters estimate that the high water in the Columbia River will continue into the month of July. This forecast impacts the KB4girls event on the Hood River sandbar that is scheduled on July 16th, 2011 and could risk a cancellation. In view of the river conditions, the local KB4girls organizer Lauri Streaker together with the KB4girls board of directors has decided to delay the event by a month to guarantee a safe kiting spot for all the participants and a better no risk date.

Kristin Boese, 9x World Champion and founder of KB4girls says: "With over 40 girls expected for our event on the Hood River there is no kitespot in or around the local area that offers enough room for all our participants if the Sandbar is not available there. In order to stage a successful event and guarantee everyones' safety it is crucial for us to postpone until the water levels are guaranteed back to normal."

The new date for the KB4girls event in Hood River has been moved to August 13, 2011 with the reserve day (in case of no wind) being August 14, 2011.

The KB4girls UNITE event will partly be a fundraising event in which each participant is ask to create a personal fundraising page and to raise funds for "Girls Inc. of NW Oregon" in Portland.

Girls inc. is a is a nation wide program that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold - being the perfect fit for the KB4girls foundation that shares the same mission with female kiteboarders.

The KB4girls foundation and their worldwide tour is supported by Best Kiteboarding and DaKine.

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/WA, August 13, 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.

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