This past Sunday we wrapped up the San Francisco stop of the Kite Hydrofoil Pro Tour and reflecting on the event, I am both nostalgic and optimistic as I look towards the future of the sport. It was in the early 2000’s in San Francisco Bay that, the Giants; Chip Wasson, Geoff Headington, Anthony Chaves, Jeff Kafka, and others were just forming the concept of racing kiteboards. From racing twin tips in 2006 to the Olympics in 2024, it has been an amazing evolution.
In years past we have had a drought of Junior racers. For several years, Daniela Moroz was the only under 19 year old to be racing around with us. This year, however, we had several racers racing U19. You would never know as they all have skills well beyond their years; many of whom where sill in diapers when Chip was first racing his Air Chair Foil around the course.
It is entirely possible, if not likely, that one of the juniors below will be at the 2024 games representing our sport.
— Race Director, Seth Besse
Names to watch:
Noah Runciman (16th overall)
Tiger Tyson (17th overall)
Noah Zittrer (23rd overall)
Daniela Moroz (injured on Day 2 of the event)