Kitesurfing, Powerkiting, Windsurfing - Our Expert Team
The EDGE Team are the guys that take care of the day to day running of things at Edge. The guys who will be at the end of the phone and helping guide you through your chosen water sport activity.
As with every great side, you must have some grass roots stuff going on! So the Edge youth team are the boys for the future!
Steph is 4 x World Kiterace champion and is aiming to stay at the top to compete with son Olly at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. Her other accolades include setting a world record for crossing the channel with Richard Branson in 2012 and the world record for being towed by a car on a kiteboard!
Steph grew up sailing in Exmouth and developed an incredible knowledge of the wind and racing tactics over many years, this stood her in fantastic stead for the advent of kitesurf racing Steph is hoping to defend her crown next year and is having a custom raceboard created for her, the design is top secret so watch this space for her speeding past you next time your out.
Steph is an part of the North kiteboarding International Team competing regularly all over the world and is often sounded out during product development.
After her first North trip to introduce the sport of kiteboarding to Iceland in 2004 Steph got the travelling bug and is now regularly running Kitesurfing holidays with Husband Eric and the rest of the edge team to many of the worlds great kitesurfing spots.
Erics product knowledge is unmatched and is the go to man at the shop.
Eric is the power rider amongst the Edge kiteboard team. Eric is 'out' when it is too windy for everyone else and will fashion a HUGE smile if the wind is from the east and he can get his fix of down-the-line wave riding action he is known for. Originally known for massive airs and powerful riding "Big Ric" is now known for his strapless surfboard riding prowess and his smooth controlled carves in just the right section.
Eric became an IKO Instructor in the early part of 2003 and soon developed a vision for teaching kitesurfing on the beautiful Exe Estuary. Eric has recently become a BKSA instructor trainer in 2007 and is now running instructor training courses at EDGE, and he is also a powerboat instructor. Eric has developed a great reputation for quality, safe teaching from running Spinnakers Sailing Centre for over 10 years.
The Bridgelets brothers are all up and coming kitesurfers who have already conquered the european and world stage.
At 15 Olly is the oldest of the 3 brothers and is the out and out racer. in 2011 Olly came 3rd in the youth world kite race championships and has competed in numerous world and british tour events. Olly is aiming to be crowned British Kite race champion by the end of 2013 and has his sights set on competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where kitesurfing racing will be present for the first time!.
GUY (Centre... Behind sammy the seal)
Aged 13 Guy finished 3rd in the European Junior Freestyle Championships in 2012 and is constantly pushing his brothers Tommy and Olly in their second home the bottom channel of the Duck Pond. Guy is aiming for further success in the freestyle events in 2013 and beyond.
Tommy is the youngest of the trio aged just 11 years old but has already won the the European Junior Freestyle crown in 2011 and 2012. Tommy blows away the competition with his technical ability and can nail any trick in the book!. Check out Toms interview with Northkiteboarding here;