Our most recent addition to the Team is an up and coming kiter from La Ventana, Baja Mexico named Luis Diego. Now riding the F-One Spicy 138 Wakestyle board for boots, Bandit kites and Manera gear for his harness and wetsuit Luis is outfitted for success. We look forward to seeing this young rock-star progress and are happy to help him grow as a rider. More from Luis Diego coming soon, until then, get to know Luis with the short interview below. Thank you to Mike Chmel and Ozzy Ramirez who mentor and coach Luis, we are building a young kiteboarding powerhouse who is stoked on his future.
Interview with Luis Diego – La Ventana, Baja Mexico
When did you start kiting? I started 4 years ago, with 2 friends on used kites in front of my house.
How old are you? 19 years’ old
Do you have a favorite kite spot in La Ventana? My favorite is Chocolate Lake, out past the Bufadora, because it is flat water. It is a local favorite for tricks. My other favorite is in front of Delaney’s and Baja Joes because of the waves acting as “kickers” for big air.
What new tricks are you working on right now? Double Handle pass (317) and KGB.
Do you have a kiteboarding location you wish you could go to? Hood River, Oregon USA and Cumbuco, Brasil.
What is your Favorite restaurant in La Ventana? My family restaurant, Magueys, in the front of my home. “hay muy rico tacos!!!”
Outside of kiteboarding, what do you enjoy doing with your free time? I enjoy spearfishing and riding motorcycles.
Photos: Lee Bonfiglio