From Ben Wilson Surf:
BWS is pleased to announce that it has signed world-class kitesurfer Ian Alldredge to a multi-year endorsement deal. Allredge joins the BWS global athlete program alongside Josh Mulcoy, Ryland Blakeney, and Ben Wilson.
“I want to push myself to new levels and feel this is a move which will help me reach my goals. BWS shares the same vision as me for bridging the gap between surfing and kiting, so it’s awesome to have their support,” says Alldredge.
“We are stoked to welcome Ian to BWS,” says Ben Wilson, Founder of BWS. “Ian is the Dane Reynolds of surf-kiting. His above the lip surfing is crazy and way ahead of its time, plus he is really humble and approachable which is a really important element for BWS.”
The partnership will include the production of a pro model surfboard designed by Ian and BWS to be released later this year.
“I’ve been riding the Noise kites for the past few months. Making sure I liked the kites was the most important thing for me and being able to work on my own board is a really exciting project as I’ve never had the opportunity to have input into board design in the past,” says Alldredge.