Jose Umana started kiting during the 2005 hurricane season after repeated attempts by his friend John Rudd to get him to go in the water and learn to kiteboard. A few lessons later he was hooked to the sport and 11 years later he is still as active as ever along with his 14 year old son Andy who is an Cabrinha team rider for Adventure Sports in Miami, FL.His wife Conchy and oldest son Nicholas also learned to kite and every summer the whole family would go in their RV to Hatteras for vacation.
This summer he went to Pacasmayo, Peru with Andy and his friend James McGrath for a kitesurf vacation of a lifetime. They love the waves and Jose is now learning to surf so he can keep up with Andy when there is no wind and the surf is good. He and Andy are now foiling and they plan to race as well.
He’ll be 50 next year and there’s no sign he’s ever going to stop kiting. He and his son Andy will be kiting all over the world for many more years to come.Instagram @jose__umana