Hood River Junior Jam 2018!

Calling all junior kiteboarders!

Save the date: July 16-19, 2018

The Hood River Junior Jam is coming!
Key Information
Who – Open to all junior kiteboarders age 20 and under.
Competition classes will be divided into four categories: Boys U21, Boys U15, Girls U21, Girls U15 *These age categories may shift based on registration numbers. We hope to have strong numbers in all age classes and will consider opening up a younger (U13) age category as well.
What – A freestyle and park competition for all junior kiteboarders
When – July 16 – 19, 2018.
The Hood River Junior Jam will be a 2-day event — one day of freestyle and one day of park competition. The competition window extends over a 4-day period to give the best opportunity to hold the competition when wind and weather conditions are ideal.
Where – Hood River sandbar
Why – To give young riders a fun, competitive environment where they can face off against their peers.
Grand prize– The top finisher in the Boys U21 and Girls U21 park competition will earn an invitation to the 2018 Hood Jam IF the Hood Jam organizing committee determines that the riders can compete safely and on an even playing field with the KPL competitors.

Rider: Lauren Holman / Photo provided by Lauren Holman

World Class Kiteboard Academy is inspired by progress and good times that result from competition, so we’re bringing a junior comp to our backyard that’s open to all junior riders. We look forward to working with the riders to refine our competition format and judging criteria so they best suit the competitors.

Rider: Kimo Mahmoud / Photo: Lindsay McClure

This is a grassroots event that’s all about the juniors. All the money raised through sponsorship and entry fees will be used to cover the cost of the competition.

Rider: Mark Cafero / Photo: Toby Bromwich

Hood River is the ideal venue because of its reliable wind, flat water, kite park and– most importantly– supportive community.

Photo: Lindsay McClure

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