I have watched Andrea evolve
from a spectator of the sport to a true competitor. Her learning
curve was quick, in fact, i believe in the competition video you
see above (2005 Kite4Girls) Andrea had only been kiting seriously
for 6 months. Prior to that, she watched the kiteboarders in Fort
Lauderdale and wisely absorbed all she could. This obviously contributed
to her fast learning curve on the water but more so, she has a true
love and respect for the sport. Her exuberance is contagious and
always a pleasure to see on the beach. I have seen Andrea compete
in light winds where one can hardly keep a kite in the air and ride
in strong, cold blistering winds and never complain. She seems to
enjoy every moment on the water. She was one of the few women who
was able to finish the 20 mile historic
downwinder across Tampa Bay and she took 3rd Place in the 2006
Velocity Games. She is currently sponsored by Viking
Surfboards and flys Slingshot Kites.
I have also observed Andrea
to be generous in helping other women on the beach learn and is
always considerate of others. Andrea is a fine representative of
the sport of kiteboarding and I am sure we will see a lot more of
her in the future. Ride on!
Home: Fort Lauderdale,
Florida USA. 3 Years Kiting: experience, Height: 5’ 11”
Andrea says, "Over
the past year, I have competed all over the United States and have
traveled abroad. This has given me the opportunity to meet different
communities of water personnel and has encouraged me to push the
female spirit of kiteboarding further than ever before. Normally,
I ride and compete on my directional twin tip boards, but due to
the evolution of the sport, surfboard riding in waves has become
the new potential of our sport. Therefore, this year, I will center
my attention upon riding one directional surf style board in waves."
"I ride in numerous
contests throughout the US and plan to help take this sport in a
developing direction of wave riding throughout my travels of 2006
and beyond. At the present time I have been recognized in numerous
magazines, videos, and newspapers throughout the US and feel that
this is just the beginning of women in kiteboarding."
Appearances And Contests:
-2006 3rd Annual Jupiter Kite
-Velocity Games 2006
-H2Air Kite Across 2006
-Dominican Republic Xrated Riding Party
-Bahamas Kite Race 2006
For more information about
Andrea Esno, you can visit her website here.
Andrea has two cats, Fuel
& Octane, named after Slingshot Kites.
~ Stay tuned for a
cool kiteboarding video of Andrea coming soon on KiteFLix!