Fly a kite in DC - Intro to kiteboarding

Come on down to the mall.
Meet some local kitesurfers and instructors, and try your hand at flying a trainer kite.
You'll have the opportunity to get a glimpse at the thrill of kiteboarding.
DC is close to some great spots to learn this exciting sport and you'll meet the people that can take you there.
Price: free

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  • phattyyeungling

    We had a great time. It was great to meet so many people enthusiastic about our passion. Thanks for coming out!

    April 15, 2010

  • Camille

    It was awesome to see such a great turn out! Even though there wasn't much wind, lots of people gave the trainer kite the old college try. It looks like our DC kiteboarding community is growing:)

    April 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was awesome. Even with dying winds, I learned alot and got to meet a few cool people. I'm sad I won't be at the movie thing tomorrow but look forward to the next meet up. If you've never experienced flying a training kite, this is the way to do it.

    April 14, 2010

  • Collin

    It was awesome to meet everyone.

    I already had a passion for Kiteboarding. Flying a starter kite has me totally stoked and committed to learning how to Kiteboard.

    Thanks for putting this together Valentine!

    -Collin

    April 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah, just read the comment about it NOT being at the National Monument after cycling around the Mall for an hour looking for kites! Hope to find you next time:-)

    April 14, 2010

  • chilepin

    No wind.
    http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KDCA.html

    I might try tomorrow (~6pm) before Buffalo Billards

    April 14, 2010

  • Mark R.

    Gonna pass on today since the winds are dying and the long drive. But I'll see everyone tomorrow at Buffalo Billards.

    April 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cant wait!! here is a video my friend took when we were learning with his trainer kite, sooo fun! http://www.marshallmovies.net/newkiters/newkiters.html
    Maybe we can all go out for drinks after!!
    Heather

    April 14, 2010

  • Lost

    Hi All,

    There may be some confusion as to the actual kiteflying location this evening.
    It is NOT directly below the Monument.
    We will meet on OHIO DRIVE at the "POLO FIELDS" where the Baseball/Softball diamonds are next to the river, behind FDR Memorial. There is ample parking right on the street there and the best winds are usually close to the water.
    Apologies for the confusion.
    It looks nice and sunny.
    See you all around 6pm or thereafter.

    Best,
    LOST

    April 14, 2010

  • Lost

    Due to weather conditions, we have changed the date of this Meetup.

    We have a strong storm front set to roll through this evening, and though it will be windy, it will be unwise to have kites in the air due to the possibility of lightning and strong gusty conditions.

    The new date is next Wednesday.

    When: Wednesday, April 14,[masked]:00 PM

    Where: 900 Ohio Drive SW Washington, DC 20024

    If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP.

    April 8, 2010

  • Lost

    Not today. The meet up is set up for tomorrow, if weather allows. If is too rainy we will meet next week.

    April 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm ready with my bikini and sneakers!!!!

    April 7, 2010

  • Reid S.

    I'm confused. Are we meeting today at 6:00? Looks like its going to be nice out. 10-15 MPH winds

    April 7, 2010

  • Lost

    We decide tomorrow. If it looks messy we will move it for next week.

    April 6, 2010

  • phattyyeungling

    I was thinking the same thing.

    April 6, 2010

  • mark

    Is there a rain-check plan? Looks like an 80% chance of rain Thursday evening. Maybe moving it to Wednesday?
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/tenday/20024

    April 6, 2010

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