Founder
 

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, 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. 

 
 
 

The Team

 
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Chris Burke | Founder & Pro COach

 

Senior Kitesurf Coach & National Pro Coach

Preferred kiting style is wakestyle

Riding for 18 years, Ex-international Team Rider for Liquid Force & Wainman Hawaii

 

 
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Dan Hallam | OPPS MANAGER & COACH

 

Kitesurf Coach, SUP Coach, RYA Examiner & Snowsports Coach

Preferred kiting style is a little bit of everything

Teaching watersports for 17 years

 
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LIV HOLLINGSHEAD | ADMIN MANAGER

 

Preferred kiting style is a little bit of everything

Riding for 2 years

 

 
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jordan hurst | coach & team rider

 

Kitesurf Coach & SUP coach

Preferred kiting style is freestyle

Riding for 7 years, Sponsored by Poseidon, Core & Saxx

 
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logan jezard | COach

 

Kitesurf Coach

Preferred kiting style is waveriding / foiling

Riding for 11 years, Powerkiting for 15 years

 

 

 
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Neil saunders | coach

 

Kitesurf Coach

Preferred kiting style is a mellow Sunday stroll

Riding for 4 years

 
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Egle Berk | coach

 

Kitesurf Coach & International Snowboard Coach

Preferred kiting style is freeriding

Riding for 8 years

 
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Robbie shire-maidment | coach

 

Kitesurf Coach

Preferred kiting style is big air

Riding for 15 years, UK Junior Champion 2006 - 2010

 
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Lana Culley | Coach & TEAM RIDER

 

Kitesurf Coach & International Snowboard Coach

Preferred kiting style is adventuring downwind

Riding for 9 years, North UK Team Rider

 
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Max Bartholomew | COACH & TEAM RIDER

 

Kitesurf Coach

Preferred kiting style is freestyle

Riding for 6 years

 
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JULIAN FORDE | COACH

 

Kitesurf Coach & Sailing Instructor

Preferred kiting style is adventuring & foiling

Riding for 8 years

 
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Murray Smith | coach

 

Kitesurf Coach & SUP Coach

Preferred kiting style is adventuring

Riding for 14 years, BBC Last Man Standing Contender

 
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Matthew Fordham | trainee coach

 

Preferred kiting style is freestyle

Riding for 5 years

 
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Roxy Hurst | beach assistant & team rider

 

Preferred kiting style is freestyle

Riding for 3 years, Sponsored by Poseidon & 2nd Place Junior Girls BKC Hunstanton Nationals