Justin Bufton

Owner of Hydr8boardsports, Justin has been Kite surfing since it began. He competed on the UK kite circuit some years back before spending time teaching kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and stand-up-paddle boarding. He’s passionate about kitesurfing and started Hydr8 with an aim to operate differently. Honest advice, open support, customer service and simply showing he cares he’ll always be there if you need help or have a question, that’s what he and Hydr8 is all about.


Adam Bascombe AKA Damski

Self taught 7 years ago Adam began kite surfing  the hard way. Having qualified as a BSKA senior instructor he’s passionate about getting people into the sport properly. Always offering solid and sound advice no-one tries out gear like Damski does and whether it’s on a kite, wake or snowboard he’ll always charge harder than anyone.

Simon Brasher AKA Weeman

Wee’s back with us once again this year after spending a season sailing the Med working aboard yachts. As a senior BKSA instructor he’s spent time teaching in the UK and Europe for the last 4 years, Always stoked and with a massive smile if he’s not on a kite you’re sure to find Wee surfing, skating or half way through a pint at the local.

Lewis Wilks AKA Louis Vuitton

Louis’ the youngest member of the team, but no newbie to kiting having learnt 5 years ago at the age of 15. He’s currently an assistant trainer with us whilst he’s learning to become a fully fledged instructor. The boy demands a rock star presence whether it’s at night with the ladies or on the water on a kite, you’ll probably spot him across the harbour going for glory, probably crashing and burning!

Craig Sparks AKA Hansel

This guy’s so hot right now!