Ben Witts is a BKSA senior instructor, West Kiteboarding Team rider and a qualified Personal Trainer and Whatsup paddleboarding Instructor. Ben has been involved in the outdoor activity and adventure industry for many years, inspired by his family growing up who ran an outdoor activity centre of their own, specialising in kayaking and cycling endurance events.
As well as looking to build on North Devon Kitesurfing's continued success in producing respectful, able students, Ben is hoping to be more involved in environmental concerns effecting the local area and beyond. The collaboration with 4Ocean in 2018 was hopefully one of many steps in the right direction.
A few personal Kitesurfing stats:
LOCAL SPOTS: Saunton/Woolacombe/Westward Ho!
FAVORITE/HOME SPOT: Woolacombe
KITESURFING STYLES: Boosting on a twintip, Strapless Surfboard
HIGHEST WOO JUMP: 8.7m (9.7s air time!)
OTHER SPORTS: snowboarding, surfing and Thaiboxing
PERSONAL GOALS: "Smash it at Wavemasters next year, achieve King of the Air (at Woolacombe!)"
"Jump higher than Jack (fellow West Kiteboarding rider)"
ULTIMATE WAVE SETUP: Core Section, Core Sensor 2s bar, Lloyd custom 5.8 strapless
ULTIMATE FREESTYLE SETUP: Core GTS4, Core Sensor 2s bar, Tona Pop 138 twintip
ULTIMATE FREERIDE SETUP: Core XR5, Core Sensor 2s bar, Core Fusion 3 141 twintip