Hi, we are Mark and Ties Wachtmeester from Holland and we are living near the beach on Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. How do we spend our days? Preferably on the water! Okay, we do go to high school, spend time with friends and with our computer and also play beach tennis whenever it’s not windy. But most of all we like to ride hard with our BLADE Mists! In our case a 9m (Mark, age 14) and a 7m (Ties, age 12). On Bonaire we enjoy steady winds almost year round and we have a great home spot called Atlantis Beach. Here we kite in crystal blue waters, often accompanied by turtles and sometimes by dolphins.
We love our life on Bonaire. Bonaire is small and easy-going island with beautiful nature. We have amazing friends from different nationalities, we are able to kite a lot and we own a small boat with which we do a lot of fishing. Mark even caught a fish one day while kiting!!
Oops, we almost forget to mention our dad, Jan. He’s the one making the best photos and videos of us kiting. Some of them are included in this post. He and my mum Inge also kite, so we are one happy kiting family ;-).
Some time soon we will shoot a product video for BLADE on Bonaire about a new kite that is being released. A very exciting project in which our friend Mikki will feature together with Ties!
We hope to meet you someday somewhere on a windy spot!
Cheers, Mark and Ties Wachtmeester