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 Twintip Sizing for All Around FreerideMonday, November 16, 2015 - 21:18 15 by scooper
11/20/2015 - 21:45
Forum topic DownwindahTuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:20 2 by chlemaire
10/20/2015 - 07:30
Videos DownwindahTuesday, October 20, 2015 - 00:18 by chlemaire
10/20/2015 - 00:18
Forum topic 2013 CrazyFly Raptor Pro 132/41 for SaleSunday, October 11, 2015 - 22:39 1 by chlemaire
10/14/2015 - 19:32
Forum topic Joaquin Wave SessionSunday, October 4, 2015 - 08:36 1 by windtzu
10/07/2015 - 09:32
Videos Joaquin Wave SessionSaturday, October 3, 2015 - 23:16 by chlemaire
10/03/2015 - 23:16
Forum topic Advice on 3 Cold Water WetsuitsThursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:06 15 by Alecco
09/20/2015 - 12:34
Forum topic Brand new Best Kahoona V7 8.5m kite ($100 Giveaway)Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:57 3 by Motivated77
09/02/2015 - 08:25
Forum topic International Kiteboarding Film Festival FeedbackFriday, August 21, 2015 - 11:03 2 by Dunoyer
08/21/2015 - 17:24
Forum topic Brand new Best Kahoona V7 8.5m kite ($100 Giveaway)Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:54 1 by chlemaire
07/16/2015 - 06:03
Session Report Turks & Caicos (2nd Trip)Monday, May 4, 2015 - 22:22 5 by Spatsy
05/19/2015 - 20:27
Videos Fun in the SunMonday, May 4, 2015 - 00:50 15 by Drock
05/16/2015 - 05:24

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chlemaire replied on Newbie question on wetsuit for summer (and spring/fall):

Hey Nick, welcome to your new

01/25/2016 - 20:41


Matth's picture
Joined: 11/26/2011
Posts: 440

Put that kite on Ebay, it will sell.. get at least 500$.....i sell all the time on their and have 100% rating,.
I can list for you if you want with my account .


hambone575's picture
Joined: 07/16/2009
Posts: 428

n MK

jonathanbaker's picture
Joined: 05/02/2010
Posts: 59
Thanks for the Loaner Harness


Thanks for loaning me your harness today. You saved the day.

Let me know when you would like me to drop off the harness. I could drop it off tomorrow around 4:30 or 4:45. Tuesday afternoon i could drop it off between 2 and 4pm. Does that work for you? Is there another time that you prefer?



scooper's picture
Joined: 06/27/2009
Posts: 557
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.