Peter Stephens t/as Kitesurfkit
Having lived in Cornwall all my life you can say Watersports is in my DNA – Kitesurfing, Wing Foiling, Windsurfing, SUP, Sailing, and more. With the longest UK county coastline it is hardly surprising that I have taken advantage of the abundant bounty that Cornwall has on offer. My father was a boat builder and I raced sailing dinghies and catamarans from an early age. In 1979 windsurfing became my primary interest both racing and playing in waves. I enjoyed success in Windsurf racing, wining many national titles and representing Team GB at the student worlds. Passionate about this watersport, I moved into Instructing and coaching and this lead on to my involvement in selling top end Watersports equipment.
As the owner of the Cornwall’s leading Watersports specialist shops – Westcountry Watersports, in 1996, we were one of the first retailers to embrace Kiteboarding in its infancy.
Passionate to this day- I try to ensure all my customers get the best advice coupled with the best service. I have been supplying gear now for around 30 years. On this journey, initially with many of the brands we still see today, I adopted North Kiteboarding which has since morphed into Duotone. Through out the last 20+ years this has remained as my primary brand of choice.
Moving on from owning Westcountry Watersports which is still going strong at Mylor Yacht Harbour (originally in Truro) – I established Kitesurfkit to enjoy sharing the lifestyle that Kitesurfing in Cornwall entails. Concentrating on Duotone Kiteboarding, the #1 kiteboarding brand in the marketplace today, I still retain a passion to keep promoting both the sport and the brand.
In my remaining spare time when not on the water I like to travel. Where possible I take kit and enjoy experiencing new spots, meeting new people and enjoying new experiences.
I am on the board of the British Kitesurfing Association. I frequently sail locally in Falmouth through the summer which ties in with consulting at Windsport International with their marketing. I can often be found when it isn’t windy at Cafe Mylor.
Selling Duotone Kiteboarding since the brand was launched. Also running Cornwall’s first Wing foil school and selling top Wingfoil brands