Chris Lazinski learned to Kiteboard at a young age while vacationing in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Eventually Chris moved there to pursue his passion in kiteboarding and has been teaching for over 6 years. He is currently one of the head coaches at Real Watersports. As a Liquid Force team rider, he travels around the world during the off season in search for wind, waves, and the best teaching conditions. This is Chris’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Chris Doyle is an IKO certified Level 2 Instructor and the Cabrinha North East Sales Rep and Dealer. He is the founder of Leading Edge Kiteboarding School in Southern New Jersey and St. Croix. This is Chris’s 2nd year supporting Dream Extreme.
Kristin Boese is a 9-time World Champion and Guinness World Record Holder. Since 2003, Kristin is the founder of KB4girls and has led kiteboarding clinics around the world, providing expert instruction, riding techniques, and motivation to both women and men kiteboarders. This is Kristin’s 4th year supporting Dream Extreme.
Johnny "YoYo" Pereira
Johnny "YoYo" Pereira owns and operates NY Kite Center in Amityville, New York, the largest kiteboarding school in the Northeast. He is a certified IKO Level 2 Instructor and has been kiting for more than a decade. This is Johnny’s 4th year supporting Dream Extreme. www.nykitecenter.com
Juan Carlos Morales
Juan Carlos Morales is the owner of 15 Knots Kiteboarding School in Puerto Rico. Juan has more than 15 years of kiteboarding experience and is a Snow Kite Pro, winning 3rd place in the Dillon Snowkite Open and Superfly Open in 2011. This is Juan’s 3rd year supporting Dream Extreme.
Jon Modica is a professional kiteboarder for more than a decade. In addition to kiteboarding, he now runs an education technology startup - Nutmeg Education. He has a master's degree from Brown University in Education Policy. This is Jon’s 4th year supporting Dream Extreme.
Sam Medysky has been kiteboarding for more than 14 years. Currently, at the age of 23, Sam has become a 3- time Canadian National Champion and one of the top North American riders competing internationally. This is Sam’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Youri Zoon is the World Champion. He won the world title in 2011 and 2012. Youri grew up in the South West of the Netherlands and has been an extreme sports addict from a young age. This is Youri’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Chris Stuckey aka Stuckey, grew up along the majestic shores of the Ohio River in Southern Indiana. He is a naval architect in New Orleans, and founder of The Kiteboarder Crossing. He has acquired over 400+ hours of on-the-water instruction and continually helps kiters progress their riding. This is Stuckey’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Joanna Kowalski started out snowboarding, then wakeboarding, then progressed to kiteboarding. Joanna was born in Poland and her first rides were on the Baltic Sea. She has traveled to Egypt, Brazil, and Greece to pursue her passion, In 2009 she won Kia Soul Surfing Cup and she graduating from Veterinary School. Joanna moved to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 2010 to coach at Real Watersports. This is Joanna’s 2nd year supporting Dream Extreme.
Matthew Sexton has been a team rider for Slingshot Sports since 2005. After graduating from Eckerd College with a degree in Entrepreneurship, Matt began creating a new state of the art watersports experience in the Florida Keys and opened Keys Cable Park in Grassy Key. In addition to kiteboarding he is an avid freediver, sailor, skydiver, spear-fisherman, and an aspiring pilot. This is Matt’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Hope Levin is a professional kiteboarder from the Turks & Caicos Islands. She has been kiting since the age of 11. Her most recent kiteboarding achievement was advancing into 2013 Triple S Invitational competition in North Carolina. She is sponsored by Big Blue Unlimited and Naish Kiteboarding. This is Hopes 2nd year supporting Dream Extreme.
Terri Tapper is an IKO certified Level 2 Instructor. Terri is the first women to start a kiteboarding school in the Caribbean. She began KiteProvo in 2006, located in Providenciales. Terri currently manages Windhaven, an ocean front property built by kiteboarders, and designed for kiteboarders. This is Terri’s 2nd year supporting Dream Extreme.
Terri Tapper is an IKO certified Level 2 Instructor. Terri is truly a legend in this sport as she was one of the first women to start a kiteboarding school in the Caribbean. She began KiteProvo in 2006, located in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Terri currently manages Windhaven, an ocean front property built by kiteboarders and designed for kiteboarders. She brings many years and experience to her expertise in this sport. This is Terri’s 2nd year supporting Dream extreme.
Oliver "Oli" Berlic
Oliver "Oli" Berlic has been professionally teaching for over 6 years throughout Brazil, the Caribbean and the East Coast U.S.A. He has been a Naish rider for 4 years and is currently the New York Sales Representative and Pro-Team Manager for Runa LLC. This will be Oli’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Teddy Lyons is a longtime surfer who began kitesurfing 7 years ago. He is a team rider for BenWilsonSurf, and hopes to get more surfers involved in the sport. This is Teddy's 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Rich Sabo has been a semi-professional kiteboarder for 4 years and is currently the West Coast Sales Representative for Best Kiteboarding. After graduating from UC-San Diego with a degree in Management Science, Rich spent one year working for corporate America in NYC, and then quickly decided that was not the life for him. He took off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and began coaching. His most recent achievements include Triple S Invitational, finishing 5th at Bridge of the Gods and taking 4th place at the Kite Clash Canadian National Championships. This will be Rich’s 1st year supporting Dream Extreme.
Jason Norwood hails from South Padre Island, TX, and has been an IKO kiteboarding coach since 2007. Jason prides himself on teaching his students the key fundamentals of kite and board control, in order for maximum efficiency, as well as safety and independence from day one. Jason is stoked to share his passion of kiteboarding in his first year working with the Dream Extreme Team.