ABOUT KITEBUD

KiteBud Founder, Owner, School manager & Instructor

Christian Bulota

Christian has two passions in Life, Kitesurfing and Teaching. His passion for kite sports started in Canada at the age of 14 when he rigged a homemade bar and lines onto a cheap blue Poly tarp which pulled him along on frozen lakes using skis or ice skates! Not a day goes by that Christian doesn't think about flying a kite, whether it's to cruise around on his hydrofoil in 8 knots, boost big airs in 35 knots, go for a landkite session or some epic snowkiting missions in New Zealand. His passion for teaching began at the age of 15 when he became a snowboard instructor, which later led him to study Sport Science for 7 years in University. 20 years later, Christian is still looking for ways to improve his teaching abilities and train other instructors to do the same. You’ll be amazed the difference quality lessons can make in your kiteboarding journey. Don’t hesitate, Book a Lesson now with Christian!

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Owner, Sales manager & Instructor

Sylvie Brassard

Sylvie learned kitesurfing in July 2013 in Winnipeg, Canada. It has changed her life, as she had never been interested in sports before. She got hooked so hard that she traveled around the world with her gear and got an IKO instructor licence in the Dominican Republic in 2015. Since then, she has taught in a few places in Canada, in the Bahamas and in Western Australia. “ I enjoy teaching because I feel that I can empower other people and change their life like kiteboarding has changed mine.” As an instructor, she is known for her enthusiastic attitude and enduring patience. “As long you are healthy and know how to swim, anyone can kitesurf. The overcoming of your fears and the learning challenge are rewarded by the pride and happiness you will get on your first rides. The feeling of gliding over the water is indescribable. I am so grateful that my job let me share this amazing moment with others!” Don’t hesitate, Book a Lesson now with Sylvie

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KiteBud & Airush Team Rider

Brett Mason

Brett’s obsession with the ocean started when his Dad taught him to surf when he was 5 years old. Brett loves all disciplines of water sports; down wind paddle boarding, longboarding, surfing and kiteboarding just to name a few. Residing in Yallingup, he’s spoilt for choice when it comes to changing swell conditions and the surrounding areas of the region. Irrespective of his previous 3 state titles in paddle boarding, kiting remains his favourite ocean hobby. He was introduced to kiting in 2011 when a friend lent him his gear and sent him into pre-Cyclone Bianca conditions “green”. Regardless of that not-so-fun introduction, Brett quickly became addicted to the sport. Nowadays his favourite is a cheeky downwind-er from Floreat to Scarborough with his family and his 5-metre wave kite. His biggest regret is not starting kiting earlier and maybe not getting a professional lesson to kick it all off.

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KiteBud & Airush Team Rider

Nathan Ducker

Nathan has been kiting since 2001 and watched the first Airush prototypes being developed. He is an avid free surf kiter and has been involved in development and testing of wave kites and boards including other world leading brands. For him, kitesurfing is about total freedom, adventure, challenge, expression, exhilaration and mates.

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