David Pereira is a member our the NYC Kiteboarding Yahoo Group. He has been elected as our liaison when it comes to meeting with the NYS Parks Department about our access issues. He is one of the most travelled kiteboarders in our community. Enjoy the interview and pics.
Name: David Pereira
Location: New York City
Favorite Kite Spot: Haven’t found it yet, still looking
Your Kite quiver: Left-over Best Nemesis HP Kites from whoever breaks one first
Your Board quiver: Demoed them all. Still with the 125 Model 3 Jimmy new Wainman Blunt demo in the closet waiting…
When did you start kiting and how did you get into the sport?
I was in Miami, when I first saw a real life kiteboarder in 1999, he offered lessons at 150/hr and I was a college student. So, I couldn’t afford it. In 2000 I went to St. Martin, where a french guy named Martin taught me 6 hours worth of lessons at club nautico for 150.00. continue reading»