As Matt Sexton’s roommate at Eckerd College, Oli Berlac helped found the Collegiate Kiteboarding Association (CKA) after first trying to learn with a 12m kite and no harness. After finishing school, Oli moved to Brazil for a few years and is now the resident coach living onboard Meercat, the Zenith Ocean Voyages catamaran.
Everything was arranged and lots of people were planning on attending. There was one minor issue though: It was about 30 degrees and snow flurries were predicted! I mean, this is Florida, we don’t do cold!