A Beachside Bash

Female Kiteboarding Clinic
Benefiting Victims Of Domestic Violence

Story By: Tony Vargas

Idriss Dafaa With Carl Giordano

Clinic Student With John Modica

With perfect Summer weather and great wind conditions one of the last days of the Summer of 2010 was celebrated by young and old. Kristin Boese, World Champion Kiteboarder and Founder of KB4girls (Kite Boarding for Girls), joined forces with Linda Argila to support Victims of Domestic Violence this past weekend on Napeague Harbor near Amagansett. Hamptonite Bonnie Pfeifer Evans participated and was honored for her Commitment to Philanthropy and Empowering Others. Kristin Boese, World Champion for the last 9 years had to say: "Kiteboarding has changed my life. I am inspired to give back by bringing kiting to women worldwide through the KB4girls kiting clinics. The artistry and skill involved in kiteboarding resonates with females in particular, and every smile, every success story, every happy kiter, gives me new motivation to spread the power of kiting further." The event benefited two nonprofit organizations - STEPS to End Family Violence, NYC(an Edwin Gould program) and The Retreat, East Hampton, who are both reaching out to those escaping domestic violence by supplying shelter, educating families and communities, promoting healing among victims and advocating toward an enhanced community understanding of domestic violence. With 15 instructors, boat support, beach catering by Panera Breads and much more the guests experienced the most amazing KB4girls event yet with Demonstrations, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Yoga, Reiki & Massage Therapy, Sand Sculpting, and scrumptious food and drink. For further information please refer to the website

Photos By: Lisa Tamburini