Reporter Paul Lang interviewed Don at length about his history as a competitive windsurfer, a sail designer, and a kitesurfing pioneer and asked him about the future of Makani Power and the Kiteboat Project. Read the whole thing at The Kiteboarder.
Don Montague has a long history in kiteboarding and was one of the people involved in very early kite development. While still working at Naish as the head of R&D, he began to play with attaching kites to outrigger canoes and boats. He’s since moved on as founder of Makani Power, a renewable energy company, and is also hard at work developing kites and boats specially made for kite boating. We had a chance to talk to Don about his kite boat project and also got a history lesson on the beginning days of kiteboarding.