Kick Off the Kiteboarding Season

Event Date 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 18:00

Kiteboarding Season Kickoff Party

Start of the Season Kiteboarding Party to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper

We’ve been treated to a handful of winter storms recently, but the real spring winds are just around the corner! Please join us for a party to celebrate the beginning of the kiteboarding season. Get back on touch with kiting friends, and support a great cause while you’re at it.

Date: Saturday March 10, 2012
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley: 155 Fell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
$10 donation to SF Baykeeper requested.
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San Francisco Baykeeper is continuing its good work to prevent pollution in the Bay. Baykeeper's most recent campaign has successfully secured upgrades to the worst-performing sewage systems in order to decrease sewage spills to the Bay, and it is now charging ahead to reduce dumping of toxic industrial pollution. If you’ve ever been sick from kiting after it rains, you know how important this work is.

We will have a raffle for kiting gear, a DJ (DJ Lafleur, see bio below), good drinks, and excellent company. For a small additional donation, enjoy empanadas from Nucha Empanadas and baked goods from Batter Bakery!

Please let all your friends know about the event (non-kiters welcome!). We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Ben Patton at

Thanks to our sponsors!

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DJ Sara Lafleur-Vetter grew up in small towns outside of Philadelphia but became a DJ when she moved to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2006. Lafleur started DJing at the new clubs that sprung up in downtown Petersburg, spinning an eclectic mix of Soul, R&B, reggae and World music. After two years in Russia, she moved to Egypt, where she was exposed to Arabic and North African music. Now she lives in the Bay and produces radio for KPFA and works as a freelance photographer. Check out her photography here: