- San Diego
Born and raised in San Diego, CA Bryan (AKA Bernie) has been on the water racing from a young age. Starting with sailboats early on, he was recruited by the University of Hawaii into their sailing program. His kick ass sailing team ripped up the college circuit and won the nationals. As fate would have it his UH sailing coaches were kiting and gave him a go at it. He was instantly hooked. In 2004 he hit the Gorge games coming in 3rd and graced the cover of Kiteboarding Magazine in 2006. Highly competitive in nature the laid back surf scene wasn’t doing it for him. He had the need for speed, and pushing the limits of high performance kite racing was right up his alley. With tons of sailing experience Bryan went back to his roots in San Diego to race kites, we even saw him up against the America’s Cup 45’s while they were training. Bryan’s latest focus is sailing in light winds while assisting Cabrinha’s kite designer Pat Goodman in the development of the latest in race gear. The goal of launching in winds as little as 5 knots to be the first on the water with the fastest kite on the market is now in his hands. Next up, Winning the World Championship.