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Kite the Bay a New San Francisco Kite Surfing Company Announces the Use of a Jet Boat to Assist in Kite Surfing Expeditions

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

San Francisco kite surfing company, Kite the Bay uses a 21 foot jet boat to provide support to kite surfing clientele. The boat, named Windseeker, can take up to 6 people and their gear on a kite surfing expedition. It affords more space and comfort than the more typical jet ski that has been the conventional support boat used by many other kite surfing schools.

Using a jet boat has so many advantages over the jet ski says Captain John, owner of San Francisco kite surfing lessons, Kite the Bay. Not only is it more enjoyable for the students to be on the water, but people can take breaks in the boat while their partner is out in the water practicing with the kite.

When they come out of the water, they relax, and watch their friends work on the moves. It really speeds up the learning process, Captain John adds.

Its great when I can come out with my three friends and we all learn together, remarks Chris, who started kite surfing lessons and learning how to kite surf with his friends Martin and Dave in July. Its great having all the gear here in the boat and also being able to get completely out of the water and wind when you want. You learn a lot from watching your buddies work on the same stuff too!

Kite the Bay kite boarding company started its operation in 2010. The owner, John von Tesmar, believed a larger, more fully equipped boat, would optimize the kite surfing experience. Being a kite surfer in the Bay Area, it helps to be creative with how to get out on the water for a session. Theres not a whole lot of accessible beaches, but theres a ton of wind and water. The boat acts like an island; you can launch your kite from it, and come back to it when youre finished with your session. Its super convenient and quick! We can go wherever the wind is!

About Kite the Bay

John is a captain, licensed by the United States Coast Guard in 2010, and has been

both a windsurf and kite surf instructor since 1999. This San Francisco kite boarding instructor has spent time and kite surfed in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and up and down the coast of California.

For more info contact KiteTheBay at 650-303-0587, or email Captainjohn(at)KiteTheBay(dot)com



A New San Francisco Kite Boarding School, Kite the Bay Announces the Use of a Kite Pole to Teach Students Boarding Skills

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

San Francisco kite boarding school, Kite the Bay is based on Treasure Island has designed an apparatus to help students get comfortable riding a board.

For those wanting to learn this exciting sport, spending time riding with the Kite Pole assimilates the feelings of kite in a controlled environment. By hooking up to the Kite Pole, a person is given the opportunity to feel the lifting and pulling component of kite surfing without being responsible to produce it. This allows a person to focus on the fundamentals of board skills.

Its really about getting used to being hooked up, being pulled, and becoming comfortable with it, says Captain John of Kite the Bay. Sure, its about getting up and riding the board, but even body-dragging in the water is kind of weird at first. The Kite Pole helps a person to develop good habits early in the process.

With the Kite Pole, and San Francisco kite surfing lessons, students can learn proper body-dragging techniques, put the board on their feet, and even pretend to steer the kite while they are riding the board. Unable to ride both in a regular and goofy stance? The Kite Pole provides the perfect isolated environment to practice.

Ive taken lessons at various other schools, but I could only get up and ride for a few seconds. The Kite Pole has really helped me learn good board mechanics and relax more, so now I feel more prepared to ride! Joe recalls of his board skills training with Kite the Bay in June of 2011.

Owner John von Tesmar saw the concept of the Kite Pole being used by a kite surfing out in Buxton, North Carolina-Kite Hatteras. It seemed like a great way to break the learning process down into stages. Until now, there were no alternatives to teaching board skills other than giving the person the board while theyre flying the kite. It was a lot to coordinate. Now, people are more successful at handling a board and kite simultaneously.

About Kite the Bay

The San Francisco kite surfing company, Kite the Bay began it operation in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. It is a full service school offering lessons from beginner to advanced and leads kite surfing tours throughout the bay. For more information, contact Kite the Bay at 650-303-0587 or email Captainjohn(at)kitethebay(dot)com.



Maui Country Club Announces a Surge in Interest in Their Website Due To Newly Launched PR Effort

Paia Maui, HI (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

Maui Country Club is proud to announce an incredible shift in interest towards their website and Club since they launched an effective PR effort early in 2011.

The Clubs website, which was originally launched in February of 2010, has seen the number of visitors per month jump:

Up 77% from launch
Up 23% from the beginning of 2011
Up 16% from July to August

These results are due to an energetic new PR campaign that has shown a spotlight on this highly exclusive and once, virtually unknown club. The aim of this PR effort was to demonstrate the excellence of the Club, located on the North Shore with private beach access, for fully endorsing a Maui laid back atmosphere.

This is not your ordinary country club, says Luana Pa`ahana, the Membership & Marketing Coordinator for Maui Country Club. We have a uniquely diverse membership, from music and movie icons, pro wind & kite surfers and stand-up paddlers, to business people and local families whose membership dates back to the early plantation days when the club was founded.

The Maui club boasts a variety of features that differentiates it from other country clubs. The various sports and events offered, as well as the amazing dining aspects, combined with the North Shore location on gorgeous Baby Beach makes for a largely appealing experience. Baby Beach is perfect for the surf community, a member not generally attracted to nor embraced by traditional clubs, but welcomed with open arms by Maui Country Club.

Maui Country Club hosts a diverse range of amenities that appeal to everyone, from golfers and tennis players to those that are purely there for the socializing, to kite surfers. In fact, recently the club was mentioned in Maui Time Magazine for a kite surfing camp hosted by Bill Tai, co-founder of the Maui MaiTai Kite Camp.

Club Members are quick to point out the differences that make it so special. My friends and family cant believe I joined a country club - but Ive never experienced a club like Maui Country Club, theres nothing like it, said one member.

This unique country club experience is topped off by a code of conduct that makes for a relaxing, friendly experience. Part of the Maui laid back theme includes a relaxed dress code that allows for shorts and flip flops a huge change from standard country club dress. Combined with an atmosphere of exclusivity, excitement, and peaceful coexistence, where members can kick back and be themselves, membership with Maui Country Club leads to a rewarding, fulfilling experience.

What is surprising to these new visitors on the Clubs website is how affordable it is. A refundable family membership has a one-time entrance fee of $ 5,000 with a full unlimited membership cost of just $ 250 per month; making it within reach of most, says Pa`ahana.

About Maui Country Club

Maui Country Club is located in Hawaii and is an icon on the North Shore of Maui at Spreckelsville. The 66-acre non-profit private club was founded in 1925 by H.W. Rice and F. F. Baldwin, together with the 46 member Maui Golf Association. The Club offers members a golf course and Pro Shop, six tennis courts, fitness center, private beach access, a swimming pool and pavilion. The new clubhouse has mens & womens locker rooms, a bar, lounge and restaurant, a ballroom for private functions, as well as a snack bar and outdoor lanai for dining. A variety of fitness classes, lessons, and social events geared toward members of all ages complete the package that makes this the place where friends and family come to play.

For more information, please contact:

Luana Pa`ahana - Membership & Marketing Coordinator

(808) 877-7893


48 Nonohe Place | Pa`ia, HI 96779




San Franciscos Kite Surfing Company, KGB Kiteboarding Announces Free Demonstration

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

The summer offers a challenging experience for those interested in kiteboarding lessons and kitesurfing, as KGB Kiteboarding in San Francisco is announcing a free demonstration. Set to take place from June 15 to June 17 in Emeryville, this three-day demo is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced.

We will have a top pro in kiteboarding on-hand to demonstrate progression, tricks, big air, wakestyle, slider technique and more, Royce Vaughn of KGB Kiteboarding said.

The demonstration will be handled by pro-rider Jake Buzianis.

In addition, KGB Kiteboarding welcomes the Best RV, which will be on-hand with the latest 2012 Best kiteboarding gear for attendees to demo.

Kiteboarding is a wind-generated boardsport that will have the kiteboarder gliding over the water and soaring to new heights. It is similar to wakeboarding, but instead of the boat pulling the kiteboarder, the power is in the kiteboarders very own hands in the form of a wind-powered, large kite.

The beauty of this sport is that once you buy your kiteboarding gear, the wind and water are free! Vaughn said.

KGB Kiteboarding offers a variety of courses on how to kiteboard or kitesurf, such as group trainer kiteboarding lessons (beginner) to advanced private instruction, all of which are certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization. In addition, KGB Kiteboarding features kiteboarding gear like kiteboards and kiteboarding kites.

For more information about the upcoming free demonstration or any of KGB Kiteboardings products or services, call 888-411-0732, view kiteboarding school on the Web at http://www.kgbswag.com or visit 3310 Powell St. in Emeryville.

About KGB Kiteboarding

KGB Kiteboarding is the San Francisco Bay Areas kiteboarding headquarters that offers everything to learn to kiteboard. It is the best source of everything kiteboarding, from enrolling for lessons to buying gear and repairing accessories. Not only is it the best shop for kiteboarding, but it also teaches snowkiting and powerkiting.

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Butterfield & Robinson Announces New 2013 Global Destinations

TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

Travel innovator Butterfield & Robinson offers new ways to see popular destinations like India and Morocco and emerging destinations such as Colombia and Laos. Since 1966, B&R has been crafting active experiences in the world's most beautiful settings, offering remote bike rides, scenic walks and the perfect combination of hotels; from traditional Japanese ryokans to riads in Morocco. Each day offers immersion into the local culture through experiences such as a simple lunch in a local home to extravagant celebrations fit for a Maharaja.

"It's been a busy year for B&R researchers scouring the globe for new hot spots," said Norman Howe, president, Butterfield & Robinson. "As always with B&R, we seek out the unexpected (zip lining off the top of a Jodhpur fort), the authentic (exploring a rural village with locals), with a dash of theatre thrown in (private candlelit dinners under the stars). Whether you experience a private trip or join other B&R travellers on one of our new trips in 2013, you'll be profoundly and eternally changed by the experience. My family and I were in Rajasthan last December and we were transformed by the magic of the people and the land."

NEW Guided B&R Bike Trips for 2013

India Biking From US$ 7,695 per person; 8 Days; Departs: Dec, Jan, Oct, Nov

B&R has biked in Rajasthan for decades but the India trip has not been offered for the past two years. The variety of new hotels and changing landscapes posed a challenge for B&R researchers to create a new and even better trip! Experience the many facets of Rajasthan where the biking is through farmland and villages, colorful roads, mustard fields, desert flats and the extravagant City Palace of Udaipur. Hotels range from former hunting lodges to modern boutique hotels and the award-winning Oberoi Udaivilas. *India Biking December 20-27 2012 is open to teenagers 16 and older.

Morocco Bistro Biking From US$ 3,995 per person; 6 days; Departs: March, Apr, Oct, Nov

The idea of a B&R expedition was born in Morocco in the late 90s, reminiscent of ancient caravans travelling through the desert. Since then B&R has taken hundreds of travellers along the roads of this beguiling country. The explosion of new hotels and interest in Morocco has created enough demand to offer two different trips. This trip includes the best of Morocco: Marrakech, Berber villages, stunning oases, fabulous food, a Kasbah hotel, the High Atlas Mountains, and an unforgettable stay in a riad in the coastal city of Essaouira.

Bistro trips offer more independence (more meals on your own), and the hotels tend to be 3 or 4-stars instead of off-the-chart. But the heart of every one is exactly the same as our marquee tripssame incredible routes, events, insider access and, of course, B&R guides.

Morocco Family Biking From US$ 3,995 per person; 6 days; Departs: Mar

This exotic, stunning country is beautifully suited to an adventure vacation for young and old alike. On this Family trip, experience the best of Morocco: magical Marrakech with snake charmers and donkey carts, Berber villages and mint tea with the locals, oases, camel rides, kite surfing (it's safe, don't worry!), a ropes course, fabulous food, the High Atlas Mountains, and an amazing stay in the coastal city of Essaouira. The activities on this trip are geared for children 12 years old and up.

Indochina Biking From US$ 7,995 per person; 8 days; Departs: Apr, Oct, Nov

Combining three countries, the new Indochina Biking trip gives a grand introduction of Southeast Asia. Ancient Siem Reap in Cambodia, Laos' colonial Luang Prabang and famed limestone islands of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Siem Reap is our jumping-off point to explore the ancient Khmer temples of Angkor, Laos offers a UNESCO-protected city, colonial architecture, a Buddhist legacy and miles of Mekong-side riding. See Ha Long Bay's iconic limestone islands rise magically from the water's surface.

Japan Biking (dates and prices TBD)

The B&R Japan Biking trip is back due to popular demand. The spectacular cycling and stunning scenery of the Noto Peninsula (untouched by the recent earthquake) will take you along coastal roads, past shrines and introduce you to the rich culture of this region. Traditional ryokans (inns) offer delicious local cuisine and relaxing hot springs for aching muscles. The trip finishes in the historic city of Kyoto where you will enjoy a traditional final night feast.

NEW Private TripsReady to Book Collection

These private trips are researched and planned itineraries that are locally guided and ideal for small groups; with dates upon request.

China Private From US$ 9,595 per person

This active itinerary offers a taste of the best of China; bike in Beijing, walk the Great Wall, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of old Lijiang, visit a traditional Naxi village, hike to views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, check out the Terracotta Warriors and explore the vibrant streets of the world's fastest growing city, Shanghai.

Colombia Private From US$ 6,595

After years of being a well-kept secret known only by the most adventurous travellers, Colombia is coming into the spotlight as a safe and vibrant destination with stunning scenery, welcoming people, boutique hotels and of course, fantastic coffee.

Nicaragua Private From US$ 3,995

Nicaragua offers a breathtaking landscape of volcanoes, lakes, mountains and rainforest combined with charming colonial towns and cities. This is emerging destination offers an exotic experience close to home. Explore preserved colonial towns and hike active volcanos. Visit coffee plantations or just chill at the beach.

Uruguay Private From US$ 5,595

This is a land of pioneering towns, sparkling beach resorts and genuine gauchos. This itinerary includes the trendiest hotels; the Estancia Vik and the Playa Vik combined with the elegantly comfortable Four Seasons Carmelo, the perfect combination of Marlboro Country and Virgin San Tropez.

For more on these and other Butterfield & Robinson trips please visit us at butterfield.com

Butterfield & Robinson offers innovative itineraries worldwide. Their motto since 1966 remains "Slow down to see the world." Imaginative trip design, exquisite service and a tireless pursuit of the world's most fascinating places continue to make B&R a leader in luxury active travel.

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1-800-678-1147 x442 kathy(dot)stewart(at)butterfield(dot)com


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