Opened in 2013, Poseidon is a lifestyle driven company set up by Chris Burke. Born after 12 years of traveling as a professional rider, instructor, sales rep and test pilot, Chris set the ball rolling on his own evolution of kite center ideas.
Focused on delivering the highest level of service, Poseidon offers a personalised program in a professional but comfortable atmosphere. Catering for riders of all levels and needs from beginner to pro, we use the best equipment available at the UK’s most ideal location. Passionate and dedicated to our students, our team is made up of only the highest caliber instructors, all running lessons to both the British Kitesurf Association (BKSA) standards and our own fast paced scheme developed by Chris over years of experience in the world’s best kiteboarding locations. Our approach has proven successful purely through the feedback, happiness and speed of success we see everyday.
To everyone here at Poseidon kiteboarding is truly what we live and breathe, so aside from riding and teaching; social gatherings, events, advice and holidays are all part of the complete picture. Whether it’s during a lesson, or relaxing in our centre lounge after a long day of riding, we welcome everybody to be a part of our kiteboarding lifestyle.
Developed and directed by Chris Burke, Poseidon is a culmination of ideas and plans built over 13 years, since Chris first began teaching watersports in 2002. Having learnt to kite 2 years earlier, it was the freedom of the sport that led his focus, and through a series of teaching seasons; he found his way around the world teaching for different centres, before settling in Poole.
Having been noticed for his own riding skills, Chris signed several national and international sponsorship deals throughout his career as a professional athlete. Within the discipline of ‘Wakestyle’, Chris’s unique technique and ability to perfect technical tricks, secured him worldwide victories, public event invitations and press coverage across the kiteboard industry.
In later years, his skills as both a rider and instructor were recognised by the British Kitesports Association, and in 2008 he was invited to become a national coach, integrally involved with the development of youth training and British ‘wakestyle’ events.
After some time working with the design team for a Hawaiian kite company refining pre-production equipment before assisting the sales department in bringing it to market, Chris then launched his own plans and set up Poseidon in 2013. Nowadays, when he’s not coaching and developing ideas for the school, Chris spends as much time as possible shredding local secret spots, still feeling the stoke that got him hooked.