WELCOME BEN WILSON SURF
The GKA are very pleased to welcome BWSurf onboard as our 15th member brand and we look forward to working more closely with them to help further develop and secure a safe and secure future for kitesports around the world.
BWSurf heritage starts at the beginning of kitesurfing, way back when it was all brand new and people were just starting to figure it out. Founders Ben Wilson and Dano See first came across kiteboarding in the mid-90s, while they were lifeguarding together on Namotu Island, Fiji.
Both went on to have successful careers in the industry; Ben as a professional athlete for Slingshot, and Dano as a designer for Neil Pryde and Slingshot. After years in the industry they re-connected with a mutual desire to build equipment specifically for WAVE kiting and, in 2009, they formed Ben Wilson Surf (BWSurf).
The release of the Noise kite soon followed and in 2011 Ben broke a world record, kitesurfing the biggest wave ever seen at Cloudbreak, Fiji and has since been dedicated to further developing the sport and BWSurf wave kiting products.
BWS FOCUS WITHIN THE KITE INDUSTRY
BWSurf is the only surf specific kite company in the world. They’re dedicated to developing and marketing products for wave kiting that enhance any kite-surfer’s experience in waves and beyond. As the sport constantly evolves with new technologies and product solutions, BWSurf is committed and devoted to innovation and their brand community.
BWS ON JOINING THE GKA
“With our continued commitment to the development and future of the sport worldwide, BWSurf wants to be part of the industry growth to support all the competitive aspects, product safety and standards, global awareness and generally build an exciting sporting platform for the next generations. We believe in the GKA charter mission, the efforts being deployed across all disciplines of the sport and we wish to be involved and give our support where we best can.”
Find more at: www.BWSurf.com