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  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
  • KOGL Test Fest 2017
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KOGL Test Fest 2017

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KoGL Test Fest 2017 - Sept 22nd -24th

Registration Fees: Save $10 by registering before the day of the event

Registration Fees  |  Demo Gear List  |  Schedule of Events  |  Directions  |  Photos

2017-kogl-tee.jpgIt's that time of year again - the chance to party, ride, and play alongside the MACkite Crew and our kiteboarding Reps and Team Riders. For anyone that is curious about the sport, the Spectator option is a great way to get in touch with local kiteboarders and MACkite instructors. Enjoy learning about gear, being able to test out trainer kites, and spend some days out in the sun. If you feel like putting on your stunna shades and drinking the Kool-Aid, being a Party-Goer is the ticket. The Party-Goer ticket gets you into all of the exclusive dinners and parties at the MACkite Board Sports Center on Hayes Street. For those looking to ride the latest and greatest gear while also getting the benefits of the parties and clinics, the Rider ticket is a great opportunity. 

Where is KOGL hosted? The beach, of course! Where else are you going to ride? King of the Great Lakes hosts their daily events at Grand Haven City Beach. Evening events are held at MACkite Board Sports Center on Hayes Street (see directions below).

What should I bring? For spectators, it's a good idea to bring water, a snack, and the willingness to learn about a new sport. If you plan on using the trainer kite testing area, then we suggest wearing comfortable beach clothing. Party-Goers, the same goes to you! For Riders, you might want to bring a wetsuit.

What if there's no wind? That's okay! We have clinics going all day long, parties at night, and we have a slew of non-wind events for everyone to enjoy.

The MACkite Crew loves hosting King of the Great Lakes, and we really appreciate the support of our brands and attendees. Let's make 2017 KOGL the best one yet! 




2017 KoGL updates

New for 2017


reed-brady.jpgSlingshot Foil clinics with Reed Brady

Slingshot pro rider Reed Brady, featured in the Slingshot video edit “Foil Freaks”, will be giving Introduction to Foilboarding clinics with the new Slingshot Wake Foil and a jetski in light winds. This will be an added value for our demo riders who are looking to get into the new sport of foilboarding.





Women's Only Clinic with Colleen Carroll

Colleen will be back again this year and wants to help get more women into the sport. She will be hosting a Q&A just for women on the beach Saturday morning at 10:30. 

If you cannot be there, we may try to go live on Facebook so we can get more women involved and stoked about kiteboarding!





The Bubble - Private Release Party

Enjoy a special premiere of "The Bubble". Only one in a handful of select screenings anywhere on the planet! The private screening for KoGL party goers and Riders will be Saturday, Sept 23, at 9pm at the MACkite Boardsport Center.  

"This is the first fruit of an idea we had a little more than a year ago. We got together and decided to make a full-length film. Like in the old days. Something people could relate to, with a bit more depth than your average clip. Something that would hopefully inspire others the same way the classics inspired us. Something people would watch more than once. And a year later, here we are. Today we release the first glimpse of what has become a creature of its own. Over the course of the year, the project evolved from a regular kiteboarding movie to a film with an elaborated story and a message to tell. Who? Where? Why? How? What's The Bubble? Well, The Bubble is us, it's ours. The Bubble is our friends, our enemies, the good and the bad. The sunny days, the clouds and the storms. The planes, the airports, taxi rides and delays. It's the comps, photo shoots, interviews and the fans. The new tricks the injuries and the crashes. The Bubble is everything, and nothing at all."

Featuring: Aaron Hadlow, Craig Cunningham, Colleen Carroll, Stefan Spiessberger, Tom Court and Noe Font.



Registration Fees: Save $10 by registering before the day of the event

Spectator - FREE (a $20 value!)

  • Kiteboarding action all 3 days at the Grand Haven City Beach
  • All kiteboarding clinics
  • 2018 Gear Preview and Vendor Row
  • Trainer Kite field

Party-Goer - $25 by Sept.20th (Early Registration) or $35 on Sept. 22nd

  • You get all the FREE stuff listed above, PLUS:
  • Friday & Saturday Night Swag Parties at MACkite Boardsports Center - includes Dinner
  • Event T-shirt
  • 3 Raffle Tickets

Rider -$35 by Sept. 20th (Early Registration) or $45 on Sept. 22nd

  • You get it all!
  • 2018 Demo Gear Pass - $75,000 - 100,000 worth of gear waiting for you to ride*
  • Entrance into all Competitive events
  • Parties both Friday and Saturday Dinner at Both. 
  • Event T-shirt
  • 5 Raffle Tickets


Demo Kite Gear List


Demo Kites*

Demo Kiteboards*

Slingshot Rally, RPM, Turbine Asylum, Misfit, Vision
North Rebel, Dice, Evo, Neo X-Ride, Jaime, Select
Cabrinha Contra. Switchblade, FX, Drifter, Apollo X-Caliber, Spectrum, Stylus, Ace
Liquid Force Envy, WOW, Solo Overdrive, Element, Drive, Focus
HQ Power Kites Ignition. Matrixx III, Apex N/A
Airush Lithium. Union. Wave Switch, Apex, Livewire, Sector, Slayer

*Subject to availability


KoGL Test Fest Schedule of Events**

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • Noon: Registration Opens
  • 1:00 p.m. North Kiteboarding
  • 1:30 p.m. Slingshot
  • 2:30 p.m. Cabrinha/NP
  • 3:00 p.m. Liquid Force Kiteboarding
  • 3:30 p.m. HQ  Kites
  • 4:00 p.m. Airush 
  • 4:30 p.m. Foil Clinic
  • 4:00 p.m. Mystic/WMFG
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner Party at MACkite Boardsports Center
    • Address: 16881 Hayes St, Grand Haven, Mi 49417 (See directions)
  • 10:00 p.m. - Headed downtown to rock The Kirby Darkroom

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 11:00 a.m. Cabrinha/NP
  • 11:30 a.m. Slingshot Kiteboarding
  • 12:00 a.m. Foil Clinic
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch 
  • 1:00 p.m. Airush
  • 1:30 p.m. HQ Kites 
  • 2:30 p.m. Mystic/WMFG 
  • 3:00 p.m. Liquid Force
  • 3:30 p.m. North Kiteboarding
  • 6:00 p.m. DinnerParty at MACkite Boardsports Center
    • Address: 16881 Hayes St, Grand Haven, Mi 49417 (See directions)
  • 10:00 p.m. - Headed downtown to rock The Kirby Darkroom

Sunday, September 24, 2017

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens 
  • 11:00 a.m. Free Ride
  • 12:00 p.m. Foil Clinic
  • 12-5 p.m. Freeride/Demo
  • 5:00 p.m. Event Wrap Up

All demos are limited to registered riders with previous ability and are subject to staff or brand approval.

**Subject to wind. Some events may be removed or changed.

***Demos can be flown all day

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Photos from Previous KOGLs

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