Kite Clash 7 (2019) // DAY 2 RECAP - Rainy Day Party at The Spit

After a classic Squamish summer day full of action followed by a kick-off celebration at Cliffside Cider, cooler temperatures and light rain kicked off Day 2 of Kite Clash 7.

The organizers and volunteers gathered at The Spit to set up registration and wait out the rain. Kite Clash is a volunteer and sponsor driven event that brings the entire community together. Premier sponsor Solterra Developments and presenting sponsor Core Kites have been an incredible support. The sponsors of this event make it possible for Kite Clash to hand out a hefty prize purse including equal prizes for our male and female competitors.

Rainy Friday at The Spit - Photo by Rick Meloff

Rainy Friday at The Spit - Photo by Rick Meloff

Steven Akkersdijk from the Netherlands took to the water on his hydrofoil to show the spectators what the right equipment can do - even in light wind conditions. However, no amount of skill or equipment can fly a kite in 0 knots, so he caught a lift back to The Spit with the rescue jetski provided by the Squamish Windsports Society.

Steven Akkersdijk hydrofoiling in Squamish - Photo by Rick Meloff

Steven Akkersdijk hydrofoiling in Squamish - Photo by Rick Meloff

Riders, spectators, and volunteers stayed entertained throughout the afternoon with humorous commentary by international pro kiter Lewis Crathern from the UK who has been coming to Kite Clash in Squamish for 5 years in a row!

Lewis Crathern on the mic - Photo by Rick Meloff

Lewis Crathern on the mic - Photo by Rick Meloff

The wellness tent by Squamish Integrated Health was getting the riders back into shape with massage and acupuncture while the onsite hot tub provided by Poolside Spa Services kept everybody warm. With no end in sight to the cloudy day, the drinks tent kept everybody hydrated with pours from Backcountry Brewing and Cliffside Cider.

The Friday event wrapped up with an after-party at Match Eatery with live music by Cat Madden.

Check out the Kite Clash 7 Day 2 video recap along with an introduction to the Kiter-Cross race course by Madic Media:

The wellness tent by Squamish Integrated Health was getting the riders back into shape with massage and acupuncture while the onsite hot tub provided by Poolside Spa Services kept everybody warm. With no end in sight to the cloudy day, the drinks tent kept everybody hydrated with pours from Backcountry Brewing and Cliffside Cider.

The Friday event wrapped up with an after-party at Match Eatery with live music by Cat Madden.

Check out the Kite Clash 7 Day 2 video recap along with an introduction to the Kiter-Cross race course by Madic Media:

The Spit will be packed this weekend as the Kite Clash continues with Kiter-Cross races, International Open Freestyle, and Big Air-Style. Head down to the event to see some of the worlds best riders sharing the spot with the talented locals to compete for their places on the podium.

Article by Crystal Veness
Photos by One Cut Media
Video by Madic Media

Crystal Veness