The BVI Kite Jam is a unique annual kiteboarding event bringing together pros and amateurs with visual competitions, demonstrations, technique clinics and festivities taking place in key locations throughout the British Virgin Islands. The event aims to bring attention to the kiteboarding community as well as BVI as a Mecca for kiteboarding because of its ideal wind and water conditions.
Over forty amateur riders, the best in the world, multiple world record holders and kiteboarding pioneers have descended on the British Virgin Islands for the Billabong BVI Kite Jam 2011.
Returning from last year’s inaugural event are nine time world champion Kristin Boese (who was nominated for the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year award in 2010), Davey Blair, Jeremy Lund, the Caribbean’s very own Andre Philip of Antigua, Juan Carlos Morales of Puerto Rico, Susi Mai of the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands’ and Billabong’s own Madison and Charlotte van Hueurck.
2011 Kitejam rookies include Dutch Champion Youri Zoon, Kris Kinn, Sander Lenten and another five of the top riders in the world.
Billabong BVI Kite Jam will also be welcoming kiteboarding pioneers Pete Cabrinha of Cabrinha Kites, Stephen Schank of Aggression Kiteboards and Shannon Best of BEST Kiteboarding.
Pro riders that attended the 2010 event include nine-time world champion Kristin Boese, the legendary Andre Phillip, Susi Mai, Tuva Jansen, Tom Court, Chris Burke, Gretta Kruesi, Madison Van Heurck and Jason Slezak.