Kite Surfing Association to Name “Best of Kitesurfing” Categories

Kite Surfing Association to Name "Best of Kitesurfing" Categories

American Kite Surfing Association is the leading organization for kite surfers in North America. Founded in 2006 by two extreme sport enthusiasts, membership is anticipated to exceed 30,000 before the end of the year. The purpose of the enterprise is to bring heightened awareness to this fast-growing, dynamic, and fun sport. A vast array of information, products, and techniques are available to the visitors of the AKSA website, After more than a decade of popularity through Europe and Australia, active North American extreme sport athletes are recognizing the maximum adrenaline rush through kite surfing. According to Cathi Long, co-founder of AKSA, "AKSA will select 50 leading industry product manufacturers to highlight and profile throughout an extensive national media outreach campaign. Our members need to know the best of the best."

Long detailed the categories that will be names best by the AKSA Executive Board for 2006:

JUNE- Kites and Sunglasses

JULY- Boards and Wetsuits

AUGUST- School and Destinations

SEPTEMBER- Bars and Harnesses

OCTOBER- Apparel and Best kite surfing website.

NOVEMBER- Nutrients and Supplements

DECEMBER- Kite Surfer of the Year

This dramatic interest in the athletically demanding sport has given AKSA founders encouragement about the value of their newly founded organization. Logan Long, co-founder of the association was not surprised by the results; "It's just simply the biggest adrenaline rush available. The combination of air, water, land, wind power, physical strength and balance the force of nature are the qualities that attract Kite Surfers."

American Kite Surfing Association
Cathi Long
Executive VP

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