Dragons Kite Surf With Champion
The St George Illawarra Dragons will be joined by world kite surfing champion Ben Wilson when the team hits the beach at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Thursday.
Ben will join Dragons players for a morning training session as the team prepares for the new NRL season before taking to the water to teach the players a kite surfing clinic.
The Australian kite surfer was the first to use a surfboard in harmony with a kite and famously broke a work record by conquering the largest wave ever kite surfed at Cloudbreak, Fiji in 2011.
Click to watch Ben Wilson kite-surf the largest wave at Cloudbreak!
Australian kite surfer Ben Wilson has spent the last six years turning his passion and experience into a world-class company with best friend Dano See.
After his 10 years as a team rider for Slingshot and having travelled the globe in search of big swells, Ben understands the value of bridging the gap between the two.
He was one of the first to use a surfboard in harmony with a kite and continues to drive the sport in new directions.
In 2011, Ben broke a world record, riding the largest wave ever kite-surfed at Cloudbreak, Fiji. He continues to chase big swell and believes that the largest waves can only be ridden with a kite.
For Ben, kitesurfing is the ultimate extension of surfing, providing the opportunity to enjoy even blown out onshore conditions.