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.
- 2012: 1st La Ventana Classic
- 2013: 1st Miami invitational
- 2014: 1st Miami invitational
To honestly reach the peak of my potential not only for riding but an ambassador for all water sports alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe my grandparents and family alike. They seem to be very proud of me and how I present myself.
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.