Date of birth:
1993.07.18
Hometown:
Naples, Florida, USA
Sponsors:
Cabrinha, NP Surf, Sweet Spot,
Hobbies:
Art related projects, surfing, free diving, and other board sports
Favourite athletes:
John John Florence, Raph Derome, Nick Davies, Damien Leroy, Billy Parker and Aaron Hadlow

BIO

Brandon Bowe is 21 and is from the Southwest coast of Florida, where he first started to kite board roughly 8 years ago. He now resides on the East end of Grand Cayman where he’s the head instructor and bioluminescence/eco tour guide for The Sweet Spot, specializing in advanced level instruction and boat based charters.

Cayman is a fantastic winter training spot for Brandon, both in the waves, flat water freestyle, and their ever expanding park set up. Cayman’s steady wind has enabled Brandon to continue developing his diverse effortless riding style that caught the eyes of Cabrinha, NP Surf, and The Sweet Spot which they all so proudly admired and embraced.

When he’s not placing podium or traveling to far and distant lands for magazines Brandon spends his time with an artistic pursuit across several mediums of graphic design and is now venturing off into the beginnings of cinematography where he has just begun to develop his own style of video editing.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012: 1st La Ventana Classic
  • 2013: 1st Miami invitational
  • 2014: 1st Miami invitational

INTERVIEW 2015.03.06

What are you looking for to accomplish?

To honestly reach the peak of my potential not only for riding but an ambassador for all water sports alike.

"Brandon Bowe"

What would be your greatest achievement?

As of right now winning the La Ventana Classic in big air, but, for the future I’d say linking kiting with surf, wake and snow on a marketing standpoint.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Biggest is injury undoubtedly. Your lines could snap in a kite loop and break your ankles or say for instance I tore my Mcl slightly from coming down too heavy of a wave trying to do a 7.

"Brandon Bowe"

Even for the novice they could experience what is called a “death spiral” or “death loop” which is basically you getting dragged by the kite as it is constantly powering up.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Clean landings. Some days things just click and your pop is extra poppy, your grabs are effortless and your landings make you feel like you were meant to spin around there.

"Brandon Bowe"

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I have been in Grand Cayman for the past three winters now and it’s great for me. I instruct here but when I’m not working I have the ability to practice freestyle in flat water and waves/kitesurfing in almost the same tack.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I think most will agree with me on how important it is to warm up. Also I find the right meal can be a key to a lively session.

"Brandon Bowe"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I guess not sleeping enough or not eating right. But really if I don’t have that and I feel normal nothing really. I like to compete, it amps me up, and I work sometimes my best under pressure.

"Brandon Bowe"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Maybe my grandparents and family alike. They seem to be very proud of me and how I present myself.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

"Brandon Bowe"

Stay humble and give everyone the time of day.

What are your future plans?

Obviously better my riding and my name as an ambassador. I like marketing; design; and instructing, so, I’ve started to focus on advance instruction privately and group oriented camp, but, it would be amazing if a large clothing company could pick me up so I can design and promote my own line and tie with other sports.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

LEARN TO STAY UPWIND. If you can get to that point it’s money.

"Brandon Bowe"