Tag Archives: california

Issue 50: Berkeley Kite Festival

Over the years I’ve been flying, I’ve maintained a mental list of some of the larger, long running kite festivals I have wanted to go to eventually. The Berkeley Kite Festival, held every year on the last weekend of July at Cesar E. Chavez Park, has long been high up on my list. While I […]

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Issue 50: Golden Gate Challenge

Once again, Brian Champie, the AKA Regional Director for the Northern California Kite Club and the Bay Area Sport Kite League (BASKL) gathered us all together for our annual kite championship competition held at spacious Ocean Beach here in San Francisco. Despite our chronic low overcast skies that have persisted for weeks, it was not […]

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Issue 49: San Ramon Art & Wind Fest

Under aqua clear skies and warm temperatures, the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival took flight with practically a six-ring circus to offer the Memorial Day weekend crowds spanning Sunday May 28 and Monday May 29, 2006. Of course, if your friends are not into kite demonstrations, they have a choice of browsing art booths, […]

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Issue 49: San Ramon Art & Wind Fest (gallery)

Photos by David Hathaway

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Issue 47: Kite Party 4

I attended Kite Party for the first time last year, and enjoyed it so much that I had to make a return trip… Besides, February in Oregon is enough to make anyone crave some sun, sand and good wind. Organized by Dave Shenkman of The Kite Connection in Huntington Beach, this unique event isn’t even […]

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Issue 44: Berkeley Kite Festival

As one of the original hot beds of sport kiting, Berkeley has been host to many of the finest competitors and performers in the world… With the climate of sport kiting having changed so drastically over the last decade, the Berkeley Kite Festival (BKF) and Bay Area Sport Kite League (BASKL) are apparently still dedicated […]

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Issue 43: San Ramon Wind and Arts Festival (gallery)

Photos by Dan Whitney

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Issue 41: Kite Party 3

With so many competitions and festivals around the country, Kite Party was created with the idea of a more laid back environment in which fliers and kite makers could show up without it being “work”, giving them the opportunity for more socialization and leisure flying rather than running around doing demos and judging all the […]

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Issue 41: Kite Party 3 (gallery)

Photos by Kitelife

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Issue 38: ProFile with the Bay Area Sundowners

When I started flying in August of 1990, I stumbled into my first kite festival on the Marina Green in San Francisco… After wandering down the field with stars in my eyes I came across the Bay Area Sundowners flying their trademark 12 stacks of Hyperkites. As a complete neophyte, they welcomed me with a […]

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