Years Teaching Kiteboarding: 6
Certifications: IKO, PASA, REAL
Resides: Seems like everywhere and a little bit of nowhere. Currently, in South Padre Island till September '09. In the winter '09-'10, I'll be in Wyoming or Colorado. In the Spring of 2010, I'll be organizing and running kiteboarding, surfing, and adventure tours in Peru.;
Erik Stone has been teaching kiteboarding since 2002, is certified to teach kiteboarding by several different kiteboarding organizations, and has taught at more than 7 schools internationally. He is, and has been a pro rider, competing and placing in international kiteboarding competitions, on the land, snow, and water, since 2004.
His biggest motive for sharing in the creation of the site, was to share his years of experience in kiteboarding with people that are interested. In the longest lessons, or even in several days of lessons, there isn't enough time to cover everything that he has learned over the years.
His intention is to update the site as the industry changes, to share his experiences and insights as he continues learning new things about kiteboarding, and to continue kiteboarding in new destinations. Maybe someday, when he finds that perfect location, he will share his dream spot with everyone and develop his own kiteboarding destination. . . .
Captain Jeff Hoxtell
Years Teaching: 7
Certifications: PASA Level 3, IKO Level 2 SR., APK Senoir Instructor, PKIA
Background: Monohull, Hobie Cat and Yatch Racing
Resides: South Padre Island, Texas
Jeff starting sailing when he was 6 years old and then windsurfing at 10. As a youngster he competed each summer in monohull racing and later crewed in yacht races. Later in 1999 living in Corpus Christi, TX he saw his old friend Olaf Johannsen kiteboarding in the surf and knew then this was his next wind sport. After learning to kite he sold his business and moved to South Padre Island, Texas to open Air Padre Kiteboarding LLC a kiteboarding school, repair center and retail store.