My name's Nimai and I'm not quite a rider yet, but I have wanted for ages to be getting into it. I am about to be moving back to Vancouver Island from Vancouver. Our hot spots here are Nitinaht Lake, Goose Spit, and Tofino, as well as a couple of secret spots
I spent a bit of time at Airtime here in Vancouver yesterday, and tried on a few harnesses. I'm hoping to go for some lessons this summer, soon as I get a job and settle in.
I am half South Indian (from Malaysia) and half Irish/Ukrainian descent (no, I don't speak any of those, only English and French). I've been flying deltas and foils since I was about 13. Some kids got me into it, and gave me my first dual line kite. I'm 22 now, and pretty damn good with 'em. A couple of years ago, I was reading about what things people do with kites, and stumbled across kiteboarding, and became hooked.
The only other somewhat significant sports I have are biking, as I do a lot of it, and running. I can see kiteboarding becoming my life, though. Everything will revolve around watching the weather, and finding new locales. And that's fine by me!
I'm pretty excited to be getting into it, and it seems like the forums will be one of my best resources, as well as a good chill zone when the wind is down.