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Flying Pig main sponsor Kiteboard Open 2006

kitesurf open2006The Flying Pig is very proud to be the sponsor of the biggest kitesurfing event in the Netherlands, the Kiteboard Open. Looking for some beach action to combine with your big-city-Amsterdam adventure? Make sure you stay at the Flying Pig Beach hostel the 4th & 5th of June! The hostel is only 100 meters distant from the beach where it all happens! Noordwijk beach is the notorious surfspot in the Netherlands, not only famous for wavesurfing, but also for wind and kitesurfing. It is the big surf community organising this cult-kiteboard event. Read more>>>

As you all know, The Flying Pig Beachhostel is only a couple of footsteps away from the beach. What you maybe didn’t know is that Noordwijk is the Kiteboarding epicentre of Europe and maybe even of the world! The best kiteboarders of the world are Noordwijk’s residents, they train and ride at Noordwijk’s coasts and can often be found in The Flying Pigs Beach hostel bar. Noordwijk has amazing beaches, a big surf scene, one of the best schools in the country (http://www.dekiteschool.nl/english/) and all that only just around the corner of the Flying Pig Beach hostel.

kitesurf open 2006

At the 4th & 5th of June 2006 the local surfclub organises the Kiteboard Open 2006. A fun event that gives you a complete insight of all the surfscene offers! You can get free lessons, there is a competition for the Kiteboard Hotshots (expect the worlds top 5 riders), all the latest kitegear can be checked out at the festival area, there will be demo’s of different beach- and funsports, there is a travelarea and of course a big beachparty to top it all of! A Dutch event not to be missed! Hope to see you there!