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

Type Updated date Replies Last Postsort icon
Session Report Masskiting TD11 PicsMonday, October 13, 2014 - 13:21 9 by Kristof
10/15/2014 - 20:15
Forum topic OR Pyro Pro Drysuit - Like New, Low PriceWednesday, October 8, 2014 - 21:15 4 by chlemaire
10/10/2014 - 19:57
Forum topic Cabrinha Switchblade 11m Kite, Complete: $450Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 13:41 1 by chlemaire
10/09/2014 - 11:48
Forum topic Slingshot RPM 8m Kite, like new: $390Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 13:39 1 by chlemaire
10/09/2014 - 11:47
Videos Another Drone Film: Kiteboarding in Nahant, South WindSunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:57 15 by Jumpinjoe
09/23/2014 - 13:33
Session Report Long Beach, Nahant, September 20, 2014Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 17:06 by chlemaire
09/21/2014 - 01:56
Videos Drone View, Kiteboarding Long Beach NahantSunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:08 25 by wellenreiter
09/19/2014 - 17:52
Session Report Kiteboarding Nahant, Drone PerspectiveSunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:16 by chlemaire
09/14/2014 - 02:06
Forum topic Horseneck Beach Tips Labor Day WEFriday, August 29, 2014 - 20:39 8 by Spatsy
08/31/2014 - 09:16
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

Recent activities

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chlemaire replied on how to build a kiteboard:

Awesome!
I saw part 2 and 3,

10/19/2014 - 20:25
2

chlemaire replied on What objects can be kitesurfed:

Touché!

10/18/2014 - 07:32
3

chlemaire replied on What objects can be kitesurfed:

I'll buy another Switch kite

10/16/2014 - 12:03
4

chlemaire replied on TD 11 Photos:

Great pics Kristof! Thx!

10/15/2014 - 21:47
5

chlemaire replied on Masskiting TD11 Pics:

Thanks for the kind words

10/14/2014 - 08:48
6

chlemaire replied on 2nd generation Litewave DV8 available for demos:

Ditto!

10/13/2014 - 18:27
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chlemaire replied on Kiting during the week:

Yep, Mike's saying is very

10/13/2014 - 13:26
8

chlemaire has updated Session Report "Masskiting TD11 Pics"

10/13/2014 - 13:21
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chlemaire has updated Session Report "Masskiting Throwdown 11"

10/13/2014 - 08:47
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chlemaire has updated Session Report "Masskiting Throwdown 11"

10/12/2014 - 21:51
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chlemaire has added Session Report Masskiting Throwdown 11.

10/12/2014 - 21:37
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chlemaire replied on OR Pyro Pro Drysuit - Like New, Low Price:

Sold!

10/10/2014 - 19:57

Comments

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Joined: 06/27/2009
Posts: 536
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