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Women, Kiting & What It Means To Be A Warrior

Ep 1 - Jessica Winkler

Our very first interview and premier episode, Jessica talks about why she chose Kite Boarding and how being a woman seemed to be a hurdle to her learning the sport in the earlier years and how she helped bring more “VALUE” and “Visibility” to the woman who enjoy this wonderful and tough ocean competition.

 

Producer: Jodi Mossop

Director: Peter Helm

Editor: Peter Helm

Costume Design: Ashleigh Magill

Production Assistants:  Ashleigh Magill

Contributors: Jessica Winkler & Daniel Knappett

"If that shattered your skull and you still love it, then that’s the sport for me!"

~ Jessica Winkler

"Dude!! What happened to your face?"

I’ll never forget this guy walks into pay his bill, he came to me  and I’m like “dude what happened to your face?” cuz I was 22, and tells me he’s a kite surfer.  (Keep in mind this is 2001, the safety systems were non-existent). He’s like, “I got taken up and smashed into the cliffs on Dallas Rd and it shattered my skull”  and the first thing that I could think of was “and you still do this sport”? And he was like, “Ya, I love it”! And in that moment, I was SOLD! “If that shattered your skull and you still love it, then that’s the sport for me”!

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