chlemaire

Full Name: 
Christophe Lemaire
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About chlemaire

Born & raised in France, came to the US (CA) for grad school in '87, moved to MA in '91.
Married to Katie, 2 kids (Alexander '96, Megan '97).

Love the ocean and mountains. A sailor since my early teens. Raced 420s and later big boats. Bareboat charterer on tropical or European family vacations.
Some windsurfing at the dawn of the sport and in my teens.

Have wanted to give kiteboarding a try for years. Finally took the plunge in the Spring of 2011.
Despite relatively few good days and limited time on the water this summer, I'm totally addicted and eager to progress in the sport.

Kiteboarding Skill Level: 
Beginner -upwind and jumping
How and where did you Learn?: 
1 land lesson with trainer kite (Boston Kite School). 1 water/body dragging lesson at Nahant (Boston Kite School). 1 90min riding lesson with Air Support in West Dennis. Then practice on my own, with support and lots of friendly advice from Lodewyk Steyn and others. Lots and lots of reading online, and use of Progression Kiteboarding instructional videos.
Favorite Spots: 
Right now, anywhere I can ride.
Favorite Session & Trips: 
My first controlled upwind riding.
How much gear have you trashed?: 
1 kite, splitting the canopy from LE to TE. Expertly repaired by Rod.
Other Interests & Hobbies: 

Family, all things manual and artistic, sailing, skiing, hiking, road-biking, mountain-biking, soccer, world traveling, cooking, baking, photography, painting.

Topics by user

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Forum topic Drysuit For Sale: Ocean Rodeo PyroPro, price reduced again $300!Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 21:12 8 by Matth
04/22/2014 - 08:56
Videos Johnny Heineken FoilboardSaturday, March 15, 2014 - 22:28 15 by chlemaire
03/28/2014 - 06:45
Videos The Best VacationSaturday, March 1, 2014 - 09:45 14 by Jumpinjoe
03/07/2014 - 16:03
Forum topic BVI Sailing/Kiting February VacationTuesday, September 17, 2013 - 19:50 19 by tanre
01/08/2014 - 15:15
Forum topic The best thermal underwear for drysuit kiting?Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 17:26 17 by Jumpinjoe
12/30/2013 - 11:21
Videos Kitesurfing at Horseneck Beach, MA, November 10, 2013Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 00:31 9 by chlemaire
12/02/2013 - 21:37
Session Report Turks & CaicosSaturday, March 2, 2013 - 00:14 13 by Dunoyer
11/26/2013 - 17:43
Forum topic 2011 Cab Switchblade Replacement PartsWednesday, September 4, 2013 - 00:29 1 by kassak
09/04/2013 - 06:52
Forum topic Advice on Boston Harbor & Islands area kiting?Friday, August 9, 2013 - 18:59 7 by Matth
08/09/2013 - 20:21
Videos Sick SlicksMonday, July 1, 2013 - 02:05 9 by Matth
07/08/2013 - 21:13
Forum topic Reduced Price Again! $175! 2010 Cabrinha Rival Board, 134 x 42Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 21:37 3 by chlemaire
06/14/2013 - 13:08
Forum topic Looking for mid to high-end all around freeride boardMonday, May 27, 2013 - 15:04 12 by chlemaire
06/14/2013 - 13:07

Recent activities

# Activity Action's timestampsort icon
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chlemaire replied on Protecting your eardrums:

Here is the thread that Mike

07/15/2014 - 11:18
2

chlemaire replied on Fogland:

Opposite if you're riding

07/08/2014 - 11:50

Comments

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Joined: 06/27/2009
Posts: 529
Hi Christophe, I've launched

Hi Christophe,

I've launched from Pavilion beach in NE and had a lot of fun kiting the tip of P.I. and over to Cranes for waves. I didn't know if NW would be clean enough to launch from the tip of P.I. but it sounds intriguing.

Best,
scooper