Kitesurfing pioneers: the story of Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton was one of the first watermen to test the kites developed by the Legaignoux brothers. Here’s how he recalls the early kiteboarding years.

“When I was a kid, I was missing a father, but I wanted one at all costs. I met someone, who, I thought, would be a great dad and I decided to introduce him to my mom.

It worked out well as the two of them got married! That is the type of thing that no one can make up, right? At the age of three, it was clear that my determination was already fierce.