Crew and the story
Well, 'crew' is a big word.. what we have here is actually a one-man army:) The whole thing was kicked off in a small Eastern European country called Estonia - i've launched a website called unitedkiters.ee, which took off pretty nicely, forming a community and making a noticeable difference in the local kitesurfing scene. So I thought, why not go global and unite even more kitesurf-loving peeps?
My name is Priit Pärna, I code nice web-apps and push pixels on a daily basis for an awesome company called Skype. I'm also keen on photography and snowboarding. And yep, that's me above there, taming my dear Rebel 7m² on an RRD Poison board in 2009.
What's the purpose
The purpose of this website is to unite kitesurfers from all over the world, encourage them to blog about their daily doings, perhaps throw a video or photo into the post, too. To enable them teaming up with their friends or sponsors, tweet about their surfing whereabouts, share tips and links in the livechat, or even plan a common surf trip with the gang.
Mostly everything you see on this site I've coded and drawn by myself. But every now and then, when I get stuck with some complex database query or flash, friends like Martin and Eero have helped me out.
This site was definitely not created to make money or to promote a any specific brands, it's 100% voluntary and non-profit, purpose being to offer a home for information about all new and cool things and events what're out there,- all things kitesurfing. It was kicked off as a channel where a small group of friends got to live out our challenges in web development world, to try out new fancy tricks'n'tools. And of course because we have such a huge passion for kitesurfing, we want to enable others to feel the same :)
If you'd like to help in any way, you're more than welcome to visit the Partners page.