IKO LEVEL 2
COCOS ISLANDS: 2022
Ian joins the Zephyr Team for the first time this year. As a pioneer of kitesurfing in Australia (since 1997), Ian has dedicated the best part of two decades to the development and competition of the sport and is still stoked. As an IKO Level 2 Instructor since 2002, he has safely introduced more than 2000 people to the addiction of kiteboarding.
Ian was a Contest Director of the Kiteboarding Professional World tour from 2003 to 2007 and has travelled to many epic kitesurfing destinations around the world. In 2014, Ian embarked on a solo kitesurfing mission for charity, kiting more than 1300kms from Scarborough to Exmouth, and raising more than $22,000 for SoldierOn.org.au in the process.
Now residing in Lancelin, Ian enjoys the epic kitesurfing conditions on offer, with consistent wind all year round, and the choice between legendary waves or butter flat water as his playground. In addition to kitesurfing, Ian’s passions include adventure, travel, photography, SUP, and cycling.
Ian is really looking forward to his next adventure in Cocos 2022 and brings with him a wealth of kitesurfing knowledge, experience, and I’m sure a story to tell, or three!