What started as a simple idea discussed in my living room over a cold beer one lazy evening last summer with Rich Sabo, Brandon Scheid and Craig Cunningham before hosting the original Hood River Slider Jam has now been nurtured into a full-fledged weeklong shred fest with all of the worlds top park riders in attendance. Home to the only truly public slider park in the world and now filled with more HDPE features than ever, Hood River, Oregon was the perfect venue to host such an event. Twenty-nine competitors gathered in the Slider Project Park from August 5th to the 11th to see who would throw down the hardest and claim their spot as the top park rider of the event. What proceeded was intense competition from the very first heat until the last amongst both the men and women with several heats coming down to mere fractions of a point between riders. Some would even go as far to say that kiteboarding history was made in The Slider Project Park this week and we were lucky enough to have legendary kite photographer, Toby Bromwich, there to capture it all. Here is a brief look at what happened during this epic week!