At Kiteboard New England our mission is simply to provide the best kite experience that is safe, fun, and worthwhile to each and every student.
Kiteboard New England’s instructional programs are designed with all seasons and conditions in mind, to best provide you the student with the best year round opportunity to get out and kite!.
At Kiteboard New England we will share our passion for outdoor sports, with a high degree of quality behind the process at which we instruct. From professional training from IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization), Medical training from S.O.L.O. (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities), and over 16 years teaching outdoor recreation, we certainly take our job to a professional level.
Your guide and instructor Zebulon Jakub has spent over 18 years climbing on and around Mount Washington and over 15 years with the International Mountain Climbing School professionally guiding on rock, ice, and snow all over the Presidential Peaks of New Hampshire.
Zebulon is the only guide at the International Mountain Climbing School permitted by the United States Forest School and the White Mountain National Forest to guide kitemountaineering trips in the White Mountains.
The White Mountains are one of the newest points of interest for snowkiters in New England, similar to other famous locations for mountain kiting in the western part of the United States, Europe, and other areas around the globe. These new possibilities of what can be done in the mountains with a kite has become a worldwide trend in the mountain culture.
In February of 2009 Zebulon Jakub was the first snowkiter to summit the challenging Mount Washington powered solely by snowkite. The Mountain is known for the 231 mile per hour winds measured on April 12, 1934.
Zebulon has summited almost all the peaks on the Presidential Ridge, including the famous Mount Washington which he summited in February of 2009. The peak is known for the 231 mile per hour winds measured on April 12, 1934. Mount Washington is one of the most challenging to truly summit, as the buildings and obstacles on the summit make for a very difficult and dangerous setting to stand with a kite.
Over the last 9 years, Zebulon has explored the upper ridges and plateaus of the Presidential Range to find some of the most surreal and challenging kiting found on the East Coast and possibly in the United States. With Zebulon’s combined guiding and kiting experience kitemountaineering courses are offered to those curious about taking on the snowkiting challenge of Mount Washington.
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As many outdoor sports and activities require tools and training like kite sports, skiing, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, etc. Working with these tools is necessary in order to participate and which requires a format of understanding that hints towards mastery. It is very important that we learn from trained, experienced, educated instructors. Picking up a kite from an untrained or lacking experience instructor can create confusion and stress, not an ideal learning environment.