Meet the Crew


Kent Hardley

Kent is an ocean enthusiast and all around adventure seeker.  His passion for the ocean began while he was growing up in New Zealand with a father who loved to sail and free dive.  At the age of seventeen, he left home to travel and surf the waters of the Pacific before landing in Ventura, CA in 1993.  Since then, he has met his wife, founded and grown a local manufacturing company, and raised two kids who share his love for the water... all while sailing, surfing, kiteboarding, and now foiling.  

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris Gutzeit

Chris was born and raised on the North Shore of Oahu.  His father taught him to surf at the early age of 3 and his love of the ocean has only grown since then.  Out of the water, Chris has been creating unique art pieces for private collectors and galleries that utilize both sculpture and light and are heavily influenced by the marine world.  In 1999, Chris moved to Santa Barbara, CA where he began kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and most recently, foiling.  He currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife and twin boys.

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