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About Blast Kiteboarding
PASSION NOT FASHION!
We live / breath kitesurfing 24/7, our lives are simply and completely wrapped up in this wonderful world of kitesurfing, whether it's in some hot exotic location abroad or in the middle of the winter on our home beaches in the UK we will still be out there riding and testing the kit we sell!
Blast was formed to meet the demand for a Kitesurf School/Business/Shop/Store in the South Wales region but also as a leading national online retail store. Marc was one of the original kitesurfing pioneers in S.Wales and was one of the first to use the main beaches in S.Wales that we all love to use now, such as Rest Bay and Aberavon. Beleive it or not before this the few kitesurfers in the area only used to kite at Windsurfing spots along the coast.....not so good!! This was because they were usually windsurfing spots with rocky beaches and poor areas to launch from etc. amazing he survived really.
We always have a large range of kitesurf equipment available and in stock.
The Blast Office
We are kitesufers ourselves therfore we know how important it is to get your kit etc to you as quick as humanly possible. This is why we send most items out with next day delivery, especially the larger items like kites/boards/harness's etc
Blast Kiteboarding is one of the most commited and experienced kite stores in the UK. We offer a huge range of kitesurf kit from market leading manufacturers in kitesurfing. We will only sell equipment we truly believe in, kites and boards that we like to use ourselves, brands we can depend on for the best back up service available, be it a warranty issue or just to order a spare part.
Why Choose Blast Kiteboarding?
- BKSA Approved and Inspected Pro Kiteschool
- Working Closely with Local Councils & BKSA
- Highest Safety Standards Possible
- Male & Female Fully Qualified Instructors
- Teaching Kitesurfing since 2000
- Advanced Coaching Lessons
- All Equipment Supplied inc.Kites/Boards/Safety Vests/Wetsuits/Helmets etc
- Fully Insured 7 Days a Week
- Coaching to the RAF/Universities
- The very latest equipment inc. Radio Helmets
- 3 x British Senior Wave Champion
Blast Kiteboarding was established in 2007 but Marc had previously run Rush Extreme Sports shop in Porthcawl since 2000 which was one of the eraliest kite stores in the UK
Blast Kiteboarding works very closely with the BKSA (British Kitesports Association) and the SKA (Student Kite Association) teaching Bristol & Cardiff University as well as specialist coaching with the RAF etc
Marc has also reported for events such as the PKRA in Dakhla Morocco and writing articles for magazines such as Kitesurf, Kitepix etc
Marc & Sarah
Marc is an extremely acomplished kitesurfer and also a very competetive rider and has travelled extensivly kiting many of the best areas in the world such as S.Africa, Brazil, Morocco, Greece, Hatteras USA, Canary Islands, Egypt, Portugal, Spain, France, Sardinia, Cape Verde, Caribbean.
Many of these have been group trips that Marc has organised, so keep an eye on this website for more trips to folllow!
Marc recently competed in the IKsurfmag Wavemasters in Ireland and once again won the Seniors (over 35) for the 4th year running and is now current and 4 x BRITISH SENIOR WAVE CHAMPION this is his favoured side of kitesurfing in the surf although he has also competed in Freestyle and Race at British level often placing in the top 3.
As well as kitesurfing Marc is past British Wave Ski Champion and competed all over the the world surfing. Marc's first competetive sport was swimming, from the age of 8-18 heas training 5 hours a day. He is past Welsh record holder for 100m Breast stroke and again competed at internatiuonal level, he also swam the English Channel and also came 5th in the British National Long Distance Swimming championships. Marc is also a very keen mountain biker and competed very successfully in the extremely tough Polaris endurance events.
Marc has been kitesurfing/kiteboarding since 2000 and competed in many National events as well as organising events for both the BKSA as well as for the South and West Wales Kitesurf Club which he helped set up, he was also the BKSA Secretary for a few years.
Marc is a Senior level qualified BKSA INSTRUCTOR
As well as instructing in Kitesurfing, Marc is also qualified in Snowboarding, waveski surfing and kayaking.
Sarah has been kitesurfing since 2005 and is a very competent kiter, she has competed in several UK conetests and recently came 3rd in the BKSA Wave Event! So she's pretty handy on a Surfboard too!
Sarah is obviously an acomplished rider and has travelled extensivly kiting many of the best areas in the world such as S.Africa, Brazil, USA, Morocco, Canary Islands, Egypt, Portugal etc. Many of these have been group trips that Sarah has organised, so keep an eye on this website for more trips to folllow!
Sarah is the organiser of all the Blast Kiteboarding trips abroard, including our regular annual Group Holidays to Portugal Hatteras USA and Brazil.
Her other interests include Snowboarding and Mountain Biking...she will kick your ass at both!
As well as all the above Sarah is also a full time Neonatal Nurse Practioner
Great article on Sarah Here : http://www.epickiteskiteboarding.com/news/rider-profile-sarah-rowley/
A recent video of Marc & Sarah
Tom Butler....king of mega loops!