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Richard Hurd

Issue 81: Ocean Shores Indoor

First annual indoor event and competition takes flight in Washington! Photos by Lisa Root October 22-23, 2011 While the news of an indoor competition or festival being cancelled is always hard to hear, it often inspires a new burst of energy that opens new opportunities. Perhaps it was just the timing. Either way, when the […]

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Issue 67: Ocean Shores Intl Kite Challenge

Oddly for a person who was used to doing a festival every few months in Ocean Shores, when I was competing on a regular basis, it had been quite some time since I’d been back. Of course, this is no slight on the town, I’ve simply been away a lot. It had been nearly a […]

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2007 AKA Convention: Day 5

Well, unfortunately, it had to happen sooner or later this week, the day was for the most part, rained out. Pouring rain in the morning and it hasn’t let up at all as I sit here at 4:30pm, getting an early start on the daily updates. The idea is it will save me from trying […]

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2007 AKA Convention: Day 4

Here, lets get this out of the way early this time. When I woke up this morning, the sun was streaming into the room and there was a definite nice breeze happening as well. Extend this to cover the entire day and you’d have an accurate idea of just how nice it was today in […]

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2007 AKA Convention: Day 3

With daily updates that have been filled with dire weather predictions, I certainly expected today to be much of the same for today, and when I was first up and around today (at about 6am) it was looking like Thursday was shaping up to be pretty bad. It was pouring rain early this morning. For […]

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2007 AKA Convention: Day 2

So just how did the day turn out after such dire predictions of rain, lightning storms and howling winds? Nowhere near as bad as had been predicted. When I woke up this moring, it was decidedly a little mixed, with half the sky showing the promise of some nice sunshine, but, the wind was coming […]

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2007 AKA Convention: Day 1

And welcome to the 2007 edition of Daily Updates from the AKA Grand Nationals! This year, the convention is being held in the pretty little town of Ocean Shores. And, I do mean little, the town itself possesses no actual streetlights on the two main intersections, but, amazingly in all the times I have been […]

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Issue 55: AKA Corner

Thirty Years ago, the members of the American Kitefliers Association gathered for the first time. The original AKA “all member meeting” was a huge success, bringing together kitefliers from across the country and around the world. The reviews of the event stated, “a good time was had by all”. One thing that has not changed […]

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Issue 55: Ocean Shores Intl Kite Challenge

Well, we’re on the road again – this time we’re headed north about 180 miles to Ocean Shores, WA for the Ocean Shores International Kite Challenge put on by the Northwest Sport Kite League and hosted/sponsored by Cutting Edge Kites. So Theresa Norelius and I pack up the new (to me) mobile home-away-from-home and put […]

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Issue 50: Summer Heat

After you’re into a competition season for a while, every event you attend begins to look just like every other event you’ve been to all season long. The same pilots, same events, same judges, scorekeepers, announcers, even the field setup looks the same. Same – same-same… all a bit of a blur! And that’s particularly […]

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