The windy season is showing signs that its quickly approaching which blesses the Central Coast with consistent wind from March through June.  James Ropner,  an avid kiteboarder and instructor on the Central Coast of California has known Kinsley for about 5 years — Kinsley taught him how to kite and both are now good friends.

Many of you have heard about Kinsley and his fatherly roll in pioneering our sport; a true ambassador.  Kinsley was involved in a serious kiteboarding accident in July of 2010 which has led to his current injuries.  He has been making amazing progress since the accident — part of his recovery is due to the continuous support from the kiteboarding community both with donations, and positive thoughts.

To keep the support coming so Kinsley can recover as quickly as possible, James is making a contribution to the KINSLEY THOMAS WONG DONATION FUND by being the instructor for Xtreme Big Air  this season. Half of every lesson will go straight to Kinsley’s Fund.  For lessons in San Luis Obispo County, email Kinsley at   Everything from beginner lessons to advanced strapless surf and freestyle are available.  Xtremebigair has only IKO certified instructors to make sure your lesson is as safe and complete as possible.   Please visit for more details.

Thank You for your time.
Hope to see you on the water.

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