Marcus "Flash" Austin
Yeah Jay! Keep on keeping on!
Ray Ray makes surfing look good!
Denver Coon (aka Cooter) shows us what kiting is all about!
Brian Lake is the #1 Kite Skimmer in the world!
Top Hat! Pulley bar and a straples surf board is the only true way to kiteboard!
Marcus "Flash" Austin
Marcus "Flash" Austin is one of kiteboarding's best-known athletes. Austin's flashy tricks increased the popularity of pro kiteboarding. Austin won the World Championship of Kiteboarding in 2000. He was also the first person to kiteboard across the 70-mile (113-kilometer) stretch of water from Norway to Denmark.
In the late 1990's, Austin and about 35 other kiteboarders created their own beach for kiteboarding. Ka'a Point in Hawaii littered with trash and rocks. Austin and his friends cleaned up the beach and began to kiteboard there. Today, Ka'a Point is known as Kitebeach.
Maui Kitesurfing Champion 1997 and 1998
Maui Red Bull King of the Air Champion 2000 and 2001
Tarifa Red Bull Sky Ride Freestyle and Distance Champion 2000
New Zealand Red Bull Sky Ride Freestyle and Hang-time Champion 2001
Naish Summer Race Series Champion 2012
Just nomiated as the first kiteboarding ambassador for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio.
The list goes on and on
Jared Carlson (aka Jay):
Jay can rip it up in the waves and can also throw down some technical handle-passes when he has to put the peanut gallery to shame. He has competed in many professional kiteboarding contests and has been on the kiteboarding scene since 2002.
His enthusiastic approach towards beginners has led to a large increase in the number of happy kiteboarders and surfers. And he has continued to adapt his learning style and approach, so he can make learning to kiteboard and surf fun and safe. Just ask this guy anything about extreme sports, and he will be more than happy to help you out.
"Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if today will be your last"
Sponsored by Underground, Pure Might, Kiteboards.com, & Kiting.com
We're happy to announce our newest Kiting.com team member. Ray Ray is one of our expert surf instructors. She's been surfing for years and years, and can surf with the best of the best. And don't think just because she's a 100lb pretty little girl that she can't handle big waves. Ray Ray can handle!
Ray Ray is also an expert kiteboard instructor!
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Denver Coon (aka Cooter): "Official Pro Guest Instructor"
Denver Coon has been kiting since the birth of kiteboarding, and the large majority of this time has been spent traveling from one professional contest to the next. His dominance on the kiteboarding circuit has led to a rapid evolution of the sport. And he still seems to keep pushing the limits each day with his extreme wake and surf style. We're
excited to have him on board, and you can only hope to get Denver as your pro instructor!
"United we stand, divided we get more things done"
"How to save the world: Find a problem (that shouldn't be too hard), come up with a solution, rally people behind your cause, sell $10 t-shirts to help spread your message, and then stop - you'll already have enough money to buy a Prius and replace all the lights in your house with CFL's"
"Living one dream at a time"
"Change begins with you, so don't f**k things up!"
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Bryan Lake (aka Bernie):
Rated 15th in the world for the best kiteboard wave rider! Bryan competes in many professional kiteboarding events such as freestyle, hang-time, and racing. Bryan's one of the best riders out there, so get ready for an action-packed time with Bryan.
He's also one of the best kiteboard instructors in the world, so if you ask this guy anything about kiting you can be assured to get the right answer. And if you're lucky, you might be able to see Bryan up on the North Shore of Oahu dropping in on some 20ft plus waves!
Bryan Lake is Top Hat Certfied (THC) certified, so you can be guaranteed to get the most out of your lesson. THC certifications are only given out to the elite pro kiteboard instructors. And most professional kiters can't even get this certification. Beginner kiters please beware! Bryan will get you up and riding faster than any IKO or PASA certified kiteboard instructor, guaranteed!
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Top Hat (aka Hat):
Officially considered the mayor of kiteboarding. There's really not much we can say about "Hat" except he's pretty much done everything known to kiteboarding, and done it better than anyone else. He has competed professionally for over ten years, and he continues to rip everyday. He's a good role model for any new rider, and we're thrilled to have him on the team!
Hat was the founder of "THC" kiteboard instructors, and he is the only one that can issue these certifications. It takes years and years for him to give you the THC approval unlike other kiteboard certifications. And once Hat gives you the approval you'll know you're the very best kiteboard instructor. Please do not take lessons with anything less because this will be dangerous for you and for the sport!
Thanks Hat for coming on board with Kiting.com!
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