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When kite-surfing enthusiast Trace Carlos joined friends and fellow kite surfers Traveler Terpening and Tom Fredericks to organize Homer’s first kite festival in 2008, none of them knew what kind of response they might get.
It turns out, quite a few people were interested, and organizers of Homer’s inaugural kite fest were impressed with such a positive response to a relatively new extreme sport.
It’s not so new anymore.
HOMER TRIBUNE/File Photos – A kite surfer in Kachemak Bay (ABOVE) is dwarfed by a passing cruise ship, while another kiter gets hooked in his harness (BELOW) before hitting the surf.
“This is our sixth year presenting the kite festival in Homer,” said organizer Trace Carlos. “We wanted to find a way to bring Alaska kite surfers together so we could get to know each other, trade tips and develop more contacts around the state.”
The festival also gives kiters an…
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Ahhhh, I love this movie. Here’s the trailer.
This movie is one I will have to watch multiple times. Once for just the story and snowboarding – because it’s pretty badass. But I think there are lots of other layers there – a desire to go out an experience life rather than living second hand, the fearlessness to just jump off a cliff and go without the ability to plan every last detail, the idea of watching for the ideal conditions but still going out and doing something when the ideal isn’t happening, the balance between risk-taking and being just stupid…yeah, I know it’s a snowboarding movie…
The opening lines from the movie are my favorite:
It’s funny whats happening to us. Our lives have become digital – our friends, now virtual and everything you could ever want to know is just a click away. Experiencing the world through this…
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