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Kite Surf Nelson is owned by Shane Anderson (He who comunes with orcas).
Shane started kiting in Nelson in 1999 and has competed for many years, finishing in the top 4 riders in the 2007 NZ Nationals held in Nelson on his home beach. If Shane isnt in the shop making coffee he's at the beach kitesurfing and is sponsored by most brands sold in the shop. He has kited throughout NZ, in Europe and the South Pacific. He has a great technical understanding of the sport and can provide good insight into what equipment will suit you and help you progress onto the next level. Whatever style of riding you’re into, Shane will have some advice on how to get the best out of your gear.
Paul is our Senior Instructor for the 2012 season. Paul IKO Level 2 Instructor, with teaching experience in New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and many other countries and has ridden all over the world. We brought him all the way over from Wales to teach for us, which is testament to his expertise and professionalism. He has a relaxed and easy-going approach to his teaching, but will ensure that you get all the safety information and coaching points you need to get riding safely and quickly.
Triina is our allstar kitesurfer sent over from Estonia. She is the number 1 female and competes and regularly wins against the men just for a challenge. She is a sponsered Slingshot rider and has taught all over the world. If not out ripping it up on the beach you can find her chilling with a coffee in the shop.