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2007 American Kitefliers Association Convention
Ocean Shores, WA

October 1-6, 2007 ~ The American Kitefliers Association held their 30th Annual Convention in Ocean Shores, WA. This Convention is a gathering of roughly 500 AKA members from around the world, including Japan and Australia, and is said to be the largest kite gathering in the world. This Convention is held in different locations around the United States each year. Ocean Shores was last visited by these awesome kite fliers and competitors in 1998. The first annual Convention was held in Ocean City, Maryland in September 1978. The largest attraction is the Grand National kite competitions for kite making and sport kite flying. You can visit the association's web site at
The site was incredible with a scene direct from Under the Sea with octopi, a scuba diver, sharks, sea dragon and more. The world record was broken with 16 octopi flying in the sky. The weather was gorgeous on Friday the 5th with a great kite-flying Ocean breeze and the warm sun highlighting these massive kites.

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