Kirsty’s Profile

Welsh Born Water women Kirsty Jones from the Carmarthenshire countryside was drawn to the sea as soon as she could walk.

Kirsty started sailing with her Dad from the age of three on the Pembrokeshire coast, and then at the age of 16 she discovered windsurfing and surfing and became hooked on the energy of the wind and waves.

Kirsty knew straight away she wanted to follow her passion and base her life around the sea, with a far off ambition to become a professional windsurfer and travel the world.

Kirsty started working at a water sports Centre in West Wales during her school holidays so she could train as a windsurfing, sailing and surfing instructor.

After school and collage she began teaching straight away at the water sports centre in Pembrokeshire to gain experience, then went on to run a water sports center on the Wild West coast of Ireland in Brandon Bay. During the colder winter months Kirsty would travel to warmer waters around the world in search of wind and waves, working towards her dream to become a professional windsurfer.

Since then, Kirsty turned this far off dream into reality, and competed in the World Windsurfing Championships, surfed for the Welsh team in the Europeans, and achieved much success at both sports on a national level.

Her passion for windsurfing and surfing led her to try kitesurfing in 2001 whilst out in Hawaii windsurfing.

In her first few months of kitesurfing she began competing on the British circuit and at the end of her first year became Womens British Kitesurfing Champion and set up a successful kitesurfing school in West Wales.

In September 2002 Kirsty inspired a new trend in kitesurfing and became the first person ever to Kitesurf from Ireland to Wales, a journey of 85miles. She did this solo, non-stop, and rose over £5000 for A Children’s hospice called Ty-Hafan.

In Kirsty’s first ever kitesurf World Cup event she achieved 2nd place in the freestyle and then went on to win the PKRA Kitesurfing World Wave Championships in Brazil. She holds three British Champion Titles and won the Red Bull Master of the Ocean title in Dominican Republic where she competed against the men in surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
In November 2008, Kirsty won every stage of the KPWT Wave Masters World tour and became Kitesurf World Wave Champion, which she went on to claim again.

On May 13th 2007 Kirsty pushed the limits of kitesurfing to a new level and completed a world first kitesurf crossing of 140 miles from Lanzarote to the Western Sahara, Morocco, land to land and solo. It took nine hour’s, non -stop and she raised money and equipment for a disabled Charity in the Sahara. Kirsty also set up a small windsurfing and surfing Association for the local people in this remote Saharan village called Tarfaya, donating equipment and teaching them to windsurf and surf, and introducing them to kite flying and kitesurfing.

Kirsty is a fully qualified and highly experienced, kitesurf, windsurf, surf and yoga instructor and coach, and runs Kite, Surf & Yoga Experience’s, retreats and classes in some her favourite locations worldwide.

Kitesurfing Achievements 

2019 – 1st GKA Kitesurf World Tour Dakhla (Wave )

2017 – 2nd GKA World Tour Dakhla (Wave)

2014 – 2nd PKRA –Dakhla  (Wave)

2012 – KSP – Cape Verde – 1st Lady – Expression Session

2012 – KSP – Mauritius –2nd Lady

2010  KPWT Kitesurfing World Wave Champion

2009 – Master of the Ocean Champion – Domincan Republic

2009 – KPWT Kitesurfing World Wave champion

2008 –1st KPWT Wave Masters World Cup – Brazil

2008 –1ST KPWT World cup Wave Masters – Portugal

2008 – 1st – KPWT World cup Wave Masters – France

2007- Ladies British Kitesurfing Wave Champion

2007 – 1st -Kitesurfing Wave masters World Cup – Morocco

2007- 1st Kitesurfing Wave Masters World Cup – Portugal

2006 – 1st – KPWT  Wave Masters World Cup – Portugal

2006 – World First Solo Charity Kitesurf Crossing-Canary Islands to Morocco.

2006 – X-Fest Kitesurf Boarder Cross – 1st Lady

2006 – Ladies British Kitesurfing Wave Champion

2005 – Las Tres Islas (Three Island Challenge Quadratholon – 1st Lady

2005 –Master of the Ocean Champion -Dominican Republic 1ST Womens and Mens

2005 – Mondial Du Vent – Kitesurf International Air Competition – 2nd Lady

2005 – Ladies Kitesurfing World Wave Champion -PKRA – Brazil

2004 – 2nd PKRA World Cup Freestyle – Belgium

2004 – 1st Lady Kite Board British Tour

2004 – 1st Jinx Jam Competition – Senegal Africa

2003 – Ladies British Kitesurfing Champion

2003 – British Kiteboard Tour Champion

2002 – Solo Kitesurf Charity Crossing  – Ireland to Wales – World first



Ladies British Kitesurfing Champion
Kiteboard Pro World Tour – Cornwall – 1st Lady
Animal Windfest Competition-Poole – 1st Lady