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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Instructor

Anh-Dao Jeannerat

Anh-Dao has been passionate about Kiteboarding since she left Switzerland. As a natural motivator, she’s been leading people on adventurous downwinders in kitesurf for years. Her friendly and positive outlook on life is contagious and her passion for kitesurfing and adventure will blow you out of the water – literally. Anh-Dao’s favourite is kitesurfing waves (Current State Champion since 2017) and her best trick on the water is teaching people to kite with more style and better technique. Step by step, Anh-Dao breaks it all down into achievable bits to ensure progression is maximised. Western Australia being the #1 Destination for reliable wind, she moved her family there for that reason. She got into coaching since she taught her 9y.o. twins daughters and got qualified to do so.

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KiteBud & Airush Team Rider

Billy Hampton

Billy grew up in water, whether it was surfing, diving, or taking old canoes down waterfalls. it wasn't until he was 9 years when he discovered kite surfing and got truly addicted to the water. He started out on a twin tip and then onto the surfboard. Billy started competing in the state freestyle and wave titles where he soon progressed through the state ranking and onto the national podium in 2016. After winning the NKL waves he decided to focus on getting good results at school for his final year. This sparked the urge to get qualified before continuing with competing in the kite surfing industry. Now that he has finished his electrical apprenticeship, Billy is keen to get back to kite surfing and exploring all the possibilities it retains.

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KiteBud & Airush Team Rider

Steve De Legh

Steve was an early adopter of kitesurfing in 1999. Following a passion for windsurfing through Great Britain, Fuerteventura, Mexico, Hawaii and onto WA, the wind and weather conditions proved too good to leave Perth! In 2000, on two line kites, Steve started the first kite school at his local beach, Pinnaroo Point. He’s flown numerous brands of kites, boards and bindings and holds seasoned opinions on all three. His kite of choice for wakestyle and old-school moves is the five-line Airush Razor for its pop, slack and responsiveness and the Airush Livewire twintip for its rocker and indestructible grind base. When he’s not flying a kite or a plane he can be found wakeboarding, or at the track in a classic British car.

Freestyle / Wakestyle
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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KiteBud & Airush Team Rider

Shane Garcia

Growing up in Perth, from a young age Shane’s love for being in the water was undeniable. Although he has always had a strong interest in extreme sports, it wouldn’t be until his mid 20s, when a good friend finally convinced him to give kitesurfing a try. From this point Shane never looked back. Not only has kiting led him to explore the West Australian coast, it has taken him to various parts of the world where he has competed in and explored international competitions and kiting destinations. For Shane, kitesurfing provides him with an outlet and a freedom that he is yet to find elsewhere in other sports. He doesn’t believe in locking himself into just one kite discipline and enjoys the fact that by simply changing up his board or riding location. Kite surfing continues to be just as fun and exciting as when he first began.

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