New We Love Kiteboarding Sponsored Rider Carlo Jose Martinez
This is a very special day! As a small brand with a big heart, We Love Kiteboarding is always looking to connect with and promote the talented riders who have committed their entire hearts & lives to the world of kiteboarding – and Carlito is a definitive Kite-4-Life story!
A little about Carlito…
Born in Gaspar Hernandez, in the Dominican Republic, Carlito and his family moved to Cabarete when he was 7 years old. It was at this time Carlito received his first kite, a 3m BEST! His older brother, Nino, taught him how to ride and fly, and by 8 or 9 Carlito could do his first handle-pass tricks! Yes, you read that right – handle passes!
Since those early days Carlito, now 22 years old, has developed a love and almost superhuman mastery of both the Freestyle and Big Air board-off disciplines.
In recent years Carlito has finished on the podium locally in the Dominican Republic at world-class competitions like KiteFest/RedBull KOTA (satellite), GKA World Tour & the D.R. OPEN Kiteboarding competition!
His favourite Freestyle trick is the Blind Judge 7. All his favourite Big Air tricks don’t have names yet – follow him on Instagram and help Carlito name the tricks he is inventing!
His advice for all riders seeking progression is to “leave your fear at home when you go kite!”
And, for everyone who is considering a kite trip this year he wants you to know “Cabarete is one of the best tourist & kite spots in the Dominican Republic, and probably the whole world, because everything is beautiful, natural, tropical and there is so much kiting and kite talent too!”
So, plan your trip, visit Cabarete and learn to FLY just like Carlito!
Carlito is a great teacher too, for both beginners and especially advanced riders that want to learn to FLY just like him! Contact him directly to book your kiteboarding lessons on Kite Beach, Cabarete.
Keep a lookout for this incredible talent soon to be flying high on the podiums of the world’s greatest kiteboarding competitions!
Thank you Carlito for joining our team, for sharing your spirit and your story, and for, most importantly, leading by example, inspiring riders around the world to keep working towards progression, showing us there really are no limits, if we can just remember to leave our fear at home!
As you can see in the photos, Carlito is wearing one our We Love Kiteboarding t-shirts. To celebrate Carlito joining our team we’ve had another fifty different coloured t-shirts printed which can be ordered online from our website, or bought from me at one of the local Ontario kite beaches. There is only fifty! So, get them while you can!
All the t-shirt sales go into the We Love Kiteboarding Kite Beach Fund which is used to buy medicine, food, emergency equipment & supplies, and anything else that is in need for the Kite Beach, Cabarete community at this time and for the foreseeable future.
Carlito’s social media & contact Info:
Get your t-shirts here
Team info here
We Love Carlito