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PROFILED: Rachel Callahan


Growing up near Yosemite National Park, Rachel began her adventures at a young age. She believes her time at the Waldorf School helped her develop an open mind, become an individual, and really focus on the artistic side of life.

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The Roberto Ricci Interview


Many kiteboarders in North America are aware of RRD, but few know much about Roberto Ricci, the man behind the brand. An energetic and passionate Italian from Tuscany, Roberto started hand-shaping windsurf boards in the mid 1980s.

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VIDEO: New F-One Office and Raphael’s Garage


F-One's Raphael Salles walks us through the brand new F-One office in Montpellier, France, and shows us his new garage full of F-One kite and board prototypes.

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PROFILED: Chelu Guardati

Photo Clara Gudlielmi

Chelu grew up in Campana, about 50 miles from Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires. She got a degree in Advertising/Public Relations and worked various marketing jobs in the city for a few years but realized that being in an office was not what she wanted for her life.

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PROFILED: Slawek “Suave” Krauze

Photo Paul Lang

One of the fixtures at Sherman Island, Slawek “Suave” Krauze is usually the easiest guy to pick out on the water due to the fact that he always seems to be able to find the brightest colored gear to ride.

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Interview with Gavin McClurg of Offshore Odysseys, Announces the Cabrinha Quest


Offshore Odysseys' Gavin McClurg joins us to talk about the recent article in The Kiteboarder Magazine about his 5-year circumnavigation with the Best Odyssey and also announces his next project, the Cabrinha Quest.

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VIDEO: Julien Fillion Athlete/Designer Interview


Check out this interview with Liquid Force's Designer, Team Rider, Musician, Canadian, and all around renaissance man Julien Fillion.

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Something from Nothing: The Baja Joe Interview


Located in the middle of the most popular section of beach in La Ventana, Baja Joe’s resort has become an iconic place in the world of windsurfers and kiteboarders, but it was once just a piece of land covered with shrubs and cacti in an unknown Mexican village.

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Brian Smith grew up in Arlington, VA, and used to work at a marina on the Potomac River where he would spend his summers working, sailing, kayaking, and wakeboarding. After learning to kiteboard on a family vacation to Cabarete, he was hooked.

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PROFILED: Maika Monroe Buckley

Photo Dixie Buckley

At just 17 years old, Maika Buckley has decided to finish her senior year of high school online so she can move to Cabarete to train. Maika said, “I love Cabarete. All of my friends do not understand how I could leave high school my senior year and go live in a third world country. I think how could I not?”

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VIDEO: Hatteras Kite Expo 2011 Underground Kiteboards Interview with Billy Parker

Kevin Murray interviews Billy Parker about the 2011 line of boards from Underground kiteboards at the 2011 Hatteras KiteXpo.

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VIDEO: Hatteras Kite Expo 2011 Star Kites Interview

Brent Beringhaus talks about the 2011 Star Kites line at the 2011 Hatteras KiteXpo.

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VIDEO: Hatteras Kite Expo 2011 Mystic Interview

Mystic's Evan Mavrigdoglou talks about the 2011 kiteboarding harnesses from Mystic.

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Video: Hatteras Kite Expo 2011 Kitty Hawk Surf Co. Interview

The Kiteboarder Magazine interviews Zach Mills from Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

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From the Ground Up: Interview with Slingshot’s Amery Bernard

Sporting dreadlocks and a goatee, Amery Bernard blends in with the typical kiteboarders on the beach, but when he looks at a kite, he sees all the details the rest of us miss. Amery’s path to becoming Slingshot’s Kite Designer was not a typical one – if there even is such a thing in this industry.

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