Chris Calthrop. K48.
Professional waterman since 1993.
Kitesurfing - - - - - - Surfing - - - - - -
The K48 Story:
First British person to ride Jaws. February 1997. (ITV/PBS Savage Seas
First to Kitesurf the English Channel. September 1999 (Guinness Record).
First person to Kitesurf Jaws. December 1999.
------ English Channel
BWA Wave Classic Expression Session, Cornwall 1996
- 1st Place
Soul Wave Contest Expression Session, Klitmuller, September
1996 - 2nd Place
BWA Tiree Wave Classic, October 1997 Expression Session - 2nd Place
BKSA Kitesurfing Portland Classic, April 2001 - 1st Place
Kiteboard Pro Tour World Cup, Greece, July 2001 Expression Session - 1st
Final Year Competition Rankings:
2nd place in the British Kitesurfing Championships 2001
7th Place in the Kiteboard Pro World Tour 2001.
Final Year Sponsors:
Sponsors: Brunotti, Daggers Sunglasses, Aerotech,
Croakies, Maui Magic, FlexiFoil
Working as Helicopter Pilot, based in S.E UK with a
sideline in Oil Painting.