Alex is in the same boat as Brandon for me as Fox is all about the aesthetics of kiteboarding. Fox never takes himself too seriously when riding and always has fun. You will never have a bad session when you kite with Fox as he is always looking for a simple way to make kiteboarding more fun. Oh yeah, he also can do double grab 5s that are so steezy!
Billy is the most underrated kiteboarder in the world, namely because he likes to stay under the radar. Anyone who knows him knows that his skills are not to be messed with. If you want to work on a trick but know you are going to take a lot of crashes, Billy will be the first to crash harder than you and stomp the trick better than you. He’s a cable crossover machine with tons of style.
This is the dynamic duo of Jake Kelsick and Andre Phillip. For these two, smooth island style is the name of the game. These guys make me want to run away to the Caribbean and live that easy life. Just watch any of their GoPro edits and you’ll understand.
James is somewhat of a personal favorite as his original kiteboarding edits are what got me into thinking about kiteboarding style. Grabs, wrapped, blind, deep rail presses, James definitely was one of the first riders I saw with style and will forever be an OG.
God he’s good … and hilarious. Ewan is the most progressive and most encouraging rider on the water. If you want to learn a new trick, he will want to learn it with you! He also hates on bad kiteboarding as much as I do… so we have plenty to talk about. Despite being friends with my online nemesis, I don’t think I can ride enough with Ewan!
The future! This kid is younger than anyone out there and is pushing the style side of kiteboarding. Technical tricks with long grabs, awesome rail hits, big kicker hits — this guy will be a Triple S Champion soon enough.
A girl had to make my list and it had to be Bruna. Out of all the girls out there, Bruna goes for the grabs, goes big and is the most powerful and stylish chick out there
After all of this you know what we’ve decided? Rich Sabo is pretty non-delusional as well. Check out his 2018 edit from the Hood River Slider Park and you’ll see for yourself that the guy who calls it like it is is equally in his own right.