Riding since: 2001 Teaching for over 10 years, Examiner of new Instructors with the IKO
Riding style: Surf & a little bit of Wakestyle is what I like these days!
Where you’ll find me: Jetty Island, El Gorge, The Coast.
Favorite thing about kiting: I enjoy the true pure freedom of entering a new state of mind while riding. Harnessing the power of a force you cannot see is definitely an exciting ride!
On instructing: Its great seeing the spark ignite in our students, watching them progress and hearing how their new addiction has taken over their life just like all kiteboarders.
Favorite kiting spots: Brazil, Maui, Oahu, Mexico, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam.
Riding since: 2006
Riding style: Boosted table tops and down-loop front rolls
Where you’ll find me: Puget Sound or the Gorge
Favorite thing about kiting: Watching TD soar upside-down
On Instructing: Crossfit on the water.
Favorite kiting spots: Jetty Island
Other activities: Sailing, Gardening
Riding since: 2015
Riding style: Big Air
Where you’ll find me riding: Rooster Rock, Jetty Island or the super remote Playa Copal
Favorite thing about kiting: Kiting never gets old, it allows me to always keep pushing my own limits and trying to improve
On Instructing: It is so rewarding as an instructor to watch students challenge themselves in the water and emerge with renewed confidence and stoke!
Favorite kiting spots: Bahia Salinas Costa Rica, Outer Banks North Carolina
Other activities: Foilboading
Riding since: 2015
Riding style: free ride/waves
Where you’ll find me riding: La Ventana B.C.S. Mexico
Favorite thing about kiting: harnessing the winds power for pure enjoyment!
On Instructing: seeing the genuine stoke on the students faces through all phases of learning to kite
Favorite kiting spots: La Ventana-B.C.S. Mexico. Progreso, Mexico. Zandvoort, Netherlands. Punta Trettu, Italy. Nitinat Lake, B.C., Canada.
Other activities: More Kiting!
Riding since: 2008, when he was 9 years old!
Riding style: Freeride, Freestyle, Waves
Where you’ll find me: Jetty, Hood River, Maui
Favorite thing about kiting: Riding with friends and my Naish kites, the best for kids!
Other activities: Snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing and soccer.
Riding since: 2008, teaching since 2016
Riding style: Freestyle, unhooked, strapless surf, and waves
Where you’ll find me riding: Our amazing local beaches, the coast, the Gorge & Baja all winter long!
Favorite thing about kiting: Kiteboarding is more than just a sport or hobby for me, it's a lifestyle. We're all fueled by the same stoke, I love that kiting brings together people, builds a sense of community and pushes everyone's progression.
On Instructing: One of the most rewarding things about instructing is watching people progress & helping to build their confidence. From learning to kite for the first time, to trying your first unhooked trick, progression is endless in this sport. I love being able to help push progression in a fun supportive environment.
Favorite kiting spots: Anywhere there's flat water or waves. I love traveling, outside of the PNW some of my favorite spots are Mexico, Peru, & Puerto Rico!
Other activities: Travel, spearfishing, mountain biking, riding dirtbikes & motorcycles, skiing & climbing.
Riding since: 2003
Riding style: Freestyle / Freeride / Waves & Sliders
Where you’ll find me: Puget Sound, Gorge, Coast – Come Find ME !
Favorite thing about kiting: The ability to pack up and get out in a variety of great year-round conditions that the NW provides.
On instructing: I enjoy sharing the stoke I have for the sport and pushing others to progress their riding skills to the next level.
Favorite kiting spots: Mexico, Hawaii, Hatteras, South Padre Island.
Other activities: Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Sailing, Hiking.