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Robby Naish was raised in Kailua on the east side of Oahu, Hawaii. He started windsurfing in 1974 when he was 11 and went on to win 24 world titles.
Sebastien Cattelan, 34, grew up in Gruissan in the south of France. He started kiteboarding in Hawaii in 1999 and, as was the case with everyone at the time, hurt himself repeatedly until he got the hang of it.
Yaron Barlev, 32, lives in Israel in Beit Yanay, a small coastal village, 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv. He started kiting in 2000 and, with a computer engineering degree, began work on kite R&D in 2002, eventually launching Blade ...
Franz Olry, apparently 34, started kitesurfing in 1998 and is widely credited with designing the first real twin-tip in 1999. Sponsored by Wainman Hawaii, Franz also still designs his own boards, under the Alkita brand.
Already a two-time wakeboarding champion, AWWA hall of fame member and inventor of the S-bend, Shannon Best was introduced to kiting in 1995, but didn't actually pick up kitesurfing seriously until 1998.
Dimitri Maramenides lives in the Outer Banks in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA. He set up the Epic kite brand in December 2009.
Bruna Kajiya is the 2009 women's PKRA freestyle champion and spends most of the year travelling around the world on tour. When not on the road she spends most of her time between Tarifa and Barcelona in Spain.
Lewis followed Jake over the pier a few minutes later on his first attempt. A three-time British freestyle champion, he started kiting seven-years-ago and quickly made his mark with a fluid, powerful and progressive style.
Jake Scrace, 25, Worthing, has been kiting since 1999, he has experienced a variety of aspects within the kiting community, however, now enjoys kiting as a free rider.
29-year-old Alex Caizergues broke the elusive 50 knot world speed sailing record in October at the 2008 Luderitz Speed Challenge and is one of only three men ever to have broken that barrier under wind power.
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