I started power kiting in June 2002 when I was 13 years old. My younger brother, Aston took up power kiting before me and it was through him that I had my first go on a Flexifoil Proteam 8. I instantly became addicted to this sport and soon planned to progress onto the traction aspect of the sport. I bought my first board in November 2002 and within the first few hours; I was progressing quickly onto my first few jumps.
My first kiting event was the Hunstanton Wind festival 2003. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I’d never seen anyone else kite apart from my mates up the local field. At this event I managed to get my first picture for the ATB magazine doing a unhooked 360 spin.
In 2004, I entered my first competition, the X-Zone Autumn Games which was held in Westward Ho, Devon. After 3 days of freestyle competition, I some how walk away with my first win of my kiteboard career. My success brought along interest from my first sponsors “PowerKiteShop” who have supported me pretty much from the beginning.
In 2005, I took part in the first ever national series for kiteboarding. The first round was held in Blackrock Sands, Wales. Despite the low winds, I managed to come out on top again, which really shocked me. Unfortunately I had to miss the rest of the series due to insufficient funds.
Flexifoil sponsored me at the beginning of 2006 which gave me the opportunity to participate in more kiteboard events around Europe. I was given the chance to attend the first European kiteboard Championships which were held in Berck, France. Again my success continued as I managed to take a win in the UK category, preparing myself for the all important European finals.
After some seriously tough heats, I had completed the biggest achievement of my kiteboard career… Becoming the first European Champion, which still remains my title today. Hopefully kiteboarding has a world series soon, as that would be my next target.
14. November 1988
Pro Rider Period