Sauble Beach Kite Jam

September 22, 2011 at 12:26pm

By: Lia Feriancek


After a great day at the cable, we headed over to Sauble Beach, Ontario...home of and BEST team rider's Sam Medysky and Dave Drinkwater. It was great to meet Daniel Medysky finally after speaking with him on the phone about kiting over the past 5 years. On Wednesday and Thursday before the event, the wind was nuking and the waves were chest to head high. Who would have thought that Lake Huron would produce such epic kiting conditions. The water is bright blue and clean, it almost looks like the ocean but freshwater. We did a downwinder with Sam Medysky, Ryan Evans, Rich Sabo, Eric Rienstra, Craig Cunningham, Daniel Steiner, Yoel Mendoza, and John Bryja along the coast line to Sam's cottage. The boys were hitting the waves as kickers, some riding the waves on surfboards, it was freezing but in all was a good time.


It was a good thing that we rode when we did because the wind did not cooperate with the event this year. The wind was very light but we had the 17m TS out with the kite buggy and some were able to get out on big boards and big kites to do some tacks that eventually ended with a walk up the beach. The Kahoona+v4 13.5m was out on the water making a showing with Dano checking out the new features for the school.


Saturday was the SUP race, there was over 20 competitors that took the 6km course and it was glassy smooth for them to race to the finish. Later in the afternoon, the sliders were put into the water and the boys put on a show for the beach goers as they hit the sliders being pulled by the jet ski. Three of the four ladies had never even hit a slider so it was awesome to see everyone out there charging it!


After the event on Saturday, everyone hit up the local hot spot, The Dunes, for some drinks and dancing. Even though we did not get the best conditions for the event, everyone had a great time, we met a bunch of new friends and visited a beautiful kite location in Canada.


Sunday was another no wind day so we wrapped up early and did the awards ceremony. Thanks so much for everyone coming out and making it a great event, even with no wind!



Sauble KiteJam 2011 Results



Pro Slider Session (Jet ski)



1st Craig Cunningham

2nd David Drinkwater

3rd Eric Reinstra

4th Rich Sabo



1st Jessica Sickinger

2nd Lia Feriancek

3rd Sarah Sutherland

4th Carol Bolstad


SUP Race – Ontario SUP Series Championship


Open Men’s Division - 6km.

1st  Al Thomson

2nd  Devin Glage

3rd Sam Medysky

4th Mike Fekette

5th Matt Reaume

6th Jason Sweers

7th Bryan Patterson

8th Brandon Madick

9th Josh Benvenuh

10th Haden Swanborough

11th Adam Pettengill

12th Mark Brocklehurst


Open Women’s Division – 3km.

1st Tanya Thomson

2nd Janet Thomson

3rd Jamie Taylor

4th Heather Holmes

5th Dana Kosich

6th Carol Syrnyk


Open Junior Division under 14 – 3km.

1st Malcolm


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