About Erik

I’m just like John Kerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ah, no.

You could have called me an Adventure Sports Instructor at one time.  I have spent 13 years in the field of watersports.  It’s special teaching people something that is hard to find alone.  Kiteboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, SCUBA, and rappelling are professional endeavors for me.

I grew up in Minneapolis, and graduated high school in Hawaii.  I became a kiteboarding coach in 2002, and since then, I’ve taught hundreds of students how to kiteboard and wakeboard, at schools in the US and Internationally.

I was pro rider for Best Kiteboarding for four years, and I’ve competed and placed in international kiteboarding competitions, on the land, snow, and water, since 2001.

Before getting into watersports, I did various jobs.  I was a superviser at a major retailer, managed a Mobile gas station, was a recruiter for a college, and I was a sales rep for a home improvement company.

I have also acted in several professional theatrical productions with companies such as The Natonal Theatre for Children and The Minnesota Opera.

I was a Jumpmaster Trainer for Skyjump Las Vegas, during their opening six months of operation in North America.  I did client photography for Bootleg Canyon Flightlines, and I was even a Corrections Officer in the biggest prison in Nevada.  I’ve gotten back into the water, several times, but for now, I’ve immersed myself in professional photography and videography.

My current goals are to surf everyday, eat ceviche, and fuck every hot chick that I can tolerate.

ErikStone.info is my personal website, where anyone can come to check on my latest, public ventures . . . some are secret . . .

See you around, hopefully on the water, in a restaurant, or wherever 😉

-Erik Stone