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May 3rd - 6th, Next to the South Padre Island Convention Center

The City of South Padre Island is hosting the 4th annual SPI Kite Round-Up - May 3rd – 6th, 2012. This year’s event highlights a huge kiteboarding equipment demo, free to all participants!

2012 SPI Kite Round-Up

The dates for the 4th annual SPI Kite Round-Up event have been set! May 3rd – 6th will see the 2012 SPI Kite Round-Up on the world-class kiteboarding destination of South Padre Island, Texas. The main sponsors of the event include the City of South Padre Island and Air Padre Kiteboarding.

The price to attend this year’s demo event is free! Participants will have the opportunity to try out new kiteboarding gear from a wide range of sponsoring kite manufacturers for no required registration fee. The demo event will be held on the South Flats beach, next to the South Padre Island convention center, offering a huge expanse of sand flats with water front access.

Event website:

List of Companies in attendance for the 2012 Round-Up:

  1. Airush
  2. Best Kiteboarding
  3. Cabrinha
  4. Core Kites
  5. CrazyFly
  6. Jimmy Lewis
  7. Mystic
  8. Naish
  9. Ozone
  10. Royal Kiteboarding
  11. RRD
  12. Slingshot
  13. Wainman Hawaii
  14. Flysurfer
  15. Spleene

South Padre Island, located at the southern tip of the Texas Gulf Coast, has long been a premiere destination for wind and surf. Kiteboarding has become very popular on the island due to strong steady winds, warm weather, and shallow/calm water of the Laguna Madre Bay. May conditions on South Padre are notoriously windy, and combined with tropical temperatures make it one of the best times of year to visit.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit South Padre Island, Texas with family and friends. This is your chance to enjoy the sun, wind, and water while getting the chance to demo kiteboarding equipment for free during the 2012 SPI Kite Round-Up. Visit the official SPI Kite Round-Up website for the complete information.

Activities during the SPI Kite Round-Up

Swap Meet

Besides the great access to free kiteboarding demos, we have gotten together with several major companies to host free clinics to improve your skill, free barbecues, nightlife with drink specials at the Brew Co., and the Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night!

Additionally, on Sunday May 6th, we will have a Round-Up Swap Meet at the event site, so you can buy, trade, and sell used kiteboarding equipment before you depart. Starting at 10am, gear will be set up at the Convention Center Flats to browse and trade.

Pictures from the SPI Kite Round-Up from year's past

Royal Kiteboarding Demos Ozone and CrazyFly Demo Area Spectators on the Stage Kiteboard Competitions Keep it Low and Go Mark Doyle Professional Kiteboarder Demo Stage Area Speed Trials Speed Trials 2 Flatland Skimboard Competition YankMeister Winch Co. Kite Clinic Area Long Jump Competition CrazyFly Competitor Winching on Rails Freestyle Kiteboarding Area Wide Open Demo Location Windy Days Strapless Wakeskating Border Cross F-One Kiteboarding Demos Transcend Kiteboarding on the South Flats Kite Demos on the Flat Waters of South Padre Kickers and Ramps Bro Kite Board Demos


City of South Padre IslandSouth Padre Island Kite Round-Up

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