Team REAL invades the ECWP!
Yesterday was the first stop of the Summer Slider Series at the East Coast Wake Park. The REAL Team came out to try to represent for the kiteboarding world. Eric Rienstra, Sensi Graves, and I all made the short trip out to the park. What a better way to spend a no wind day than to take a road trip with the crew and do some cable shredding.
The day started off with some warm-up laps, and then it was right into the contest. There was a great turnout with 35+ riders registered in the various classes and over 100 spectators lining the side of the lake. Chris at ECWP pulled it all out with a full food booth, RedBull Girls, and a bumping PA system. The event ran a "jam style" format with riders trading off on laps for the best hit on each feature over the day. There was no lack of competition in the pro division, riders were slaying the rails, busting 5's, 7's, and plenty of inverts off the kicker, and finally throwing some great air tricks at the end of the day.
View from the Dragon Jams
All wrapped up
After a long day of riding my Liquid Force Peak we proceeded with the awards ceremony. Eric ended up taking 3rd in the pro division. Sensi walked away with top honors(1st) in the girls division and best crash for her air railey to toe edge. I was super pleased to come out on top of the podium in the pro division and take home some cash money. We had such a blast, if your ever in the area be sure to go check out the East Coast Wake Park!
Winning sure does taste good!