Go ride a kite; Homer Kite Fest 2013

by outdoorextremist

Sykose Extreme Sports News

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

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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