Sliders in ‘da Hood

August 13, 2005

What:

New-age, grass-roots, progressive sport at its best. A kiteboarding rail-slider competition on the outer sand bar with specially built rails. Event will be judged by competitors based on 4-hour expression sessions.

When:

Saturday, Aug. 13 (wind permitting), from about 1 to 5 p.m. Same time on Sunday if Saturday is flat.

Who:

The event is an invitational… this time. Competitors will be some of the best young rippers in the Hood.

Where:

Outer sand bar, Hood River. Access from the Spit.

How much:

Event is free to watch; however, admission to the Spit is $3 per vehicle.

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