Norm [Storman] started kiting in 1999 in Perth WA, "when it just wasn't windy enough to windsurf" and since then he was hooked. He has been kiting all over the world, following the wind and exploring new kiteboarding vacation destinations. Norm has been vacationing to the Baja since 1992, falling in love with the conditions and culture.
Norm has an extensive background in adult education and has been certified to instruct Skiing, Snowboarding, First Aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, swimming, Fast water rescue and kiteboarding. IKO Certified, he's thrilled how much safer the sport is now than when he first started. Norm has a true passion for kiting and Baja, Mexico. He loves to share his experience with his students.
Dave started kiting at the age of 15. Having spent the majority of his family vacations in windy destinations, he was drawn to kiting, surfing and the beach lifestyle.
For half of the year Dave is a Forest Firefighter in Canada and he spends his winters kiteboarding, surfing, paddleboarding and all the fun adventures Baja has to offer. Dave is IKO Certified, an experienced lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED. Dave takes kiteboarding to the next level. He loves learning new tricks and growing with the sport. If you can't find Dave out on the water, he is surfing, paddleboarding, playing volleyball, having a margarita or just taking advantage of the amazing Baja life!
Jesse started kiteboarding in 2008 and it has been a huge part of his life ever since. While learning to surf in Australia, Jesse saw others kiteboarding and “I remember saying to my travel companion. That looks like way more fun, we should be doing that.” Now Jesse travels extensively to kiteboard all over the world.
Since completing the IKO Kiteboarding Instructor program and joining the Baja Kite and Surf team Jesse has discovered that helping people learn to kiteboard is another way to be passionate about the sport. He is dedicated to helping students progress, achieve their goals and loves to share the joy of accomplishment after a lesson.
After taking a break from windsurfing for several years, Darrell took up kiting back in 2010 to take advantage all the exciting new elements the sport had to offer. Ease of travel, less wind required, lighter gear and of course the fun of jumping and transitions. With extensive experience in adult education from a career as a Paramedic/Firefighter, ‘Captain Toeside’ loves to help spread the stoke of this wonderful sport.’’Whether it be the first ground school lesson or learning to hydrofoil, seeing the student having success and coming off the water with a big smile still makes my day’’
Chelsea started kiting when she was 16 but truly fell in love with the sport after she moved to La Ventana in 2011. Living in a wind sport community opens your eyes to a whole new level of FUN! She loves snowboarding, however, due to the lack of snow in Mexico, Kiteboarding became her new go to sport.
Chelsea lives in La Ventana full time, is an experienced lifeguard, First Aid and CPR trained. She loves how kiteboarding is a sport with different levels that suit everyone. Whether you want to get huge air, land sick tricks, race or just be on the ocean enjoying the wind!
Kiteboarding is a sport the whole family can enjoy. We're proof!