by David James Rittberg
October 1, 2009
lol. ok...maybe a little over dramatic but I was looking at your site under "people, kiteboarding and life" and thought I'd write you.
I have been kiting since Dec 2006...it has forever changed my life.
Since learning, I have had a huge shift in the focus of my life and re-aligned my priorities to include family and friends with my love for kiteboarding.
You see I don't have to choose since so many people in my life I have met through kiteboarding. For example, my life was truly saved in Puerto Rico by my "neuvo hermano", new brother, Benjamin when I fell into a whirl pool in the rain forest. See my facebook David James Rittberg, for details under notes, I have written about my adventure there.
I have since kited in Thailand, Vietnam, Hatteras, the Gorge, the great lakes in Canada, lake Winnipeg, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cancun, Aruba, and few other spots and countries too. I attained my IKO and started a kiteboarding school called Windy Addiction.com, check out, my "About us" page has more info as well.
The short of it is...I live to kite. I work landscaping in the summers in Ontario and save to go away in the winters. This will be my 4th winter leaving Canada for sunnier, warmer, more inviting kiting conditions that are above Zero!!!
I love my life, and am writing a travel book, as documentary of my life as a kiteboarder. It will start at the beginning, and include the hardships and friendships that this sport has catapulted me into,as well as more real life scenarios of broken bones and hearts along this path to becoming a kiteboarder. I have two written and need just to have them edited then distributed. Wondering if you'd like one of the first copies??? lol.
Have a windy day!
David James Rittberg
Hope to see you on the water one day!