Ryan "Uncle" Bihm
Yeah Jay! Keep on keeping on!
BIG ARNOLD THE SUPER DOG
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!
Meet Ryan, long time, Kauai-grown kiteboarding instructor and enthusiast. Belonging to the first, handful of kiters to learn on Kauai in the late 90s, Ryan moved to Oahu to teach out of Naish Hawaii’s shop in Kailua bringing with him the knowledge necessary to ensure safe instruction at all times. Having taught possibly a wider range of students than any known instructor in Hawaii, we are blessed to have him on our team. Ryan’s experience in education with private tutoring in mathematics allows him the ability to truly understand how different students absorb knowledge. All seriousness aside, one thing Ryan will deliver on is a sense of humor that guarantees his students a blast and that is what kiteboarding is all about, fun safe time on the water!
Alex started kiting over 10 years ago in Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He enjoys teaching kiteboarding and is friendly, patient and adapts to each person depending on their comfort level. He moved to Maui in 2012, is US Kiter certified and also speaks fluent Russian. He loves kiting in big waves and old school freestyle.
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"
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Arnold (aka BIG ARNOLD):
Big Arnold is an 8 year old Jack Russell Terrier who loves watching kiteboarders. He is the official kiting.com mascott, so you might see him roaming up and down Kanaha beach checking out the scene. Arnold is an experienced kiteboarder, stand up paddle boarder, skydiver, paraglider, adrenaline junkie-seeking sweet dog!
Rayna "Ray Ray" Lane
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"
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"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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