Meet Mischi, the kite school manager and lead instructor at Kitesurfing Lanka, who has been at the forefront of the kitesurfing industry in Sri Lanka for over 17 years. Known as the “godfather of kitesurfing” in the community, Mischi’s journey in the world of kitesurfing is nothing short of fascinating.
Mischi’s love for kitesurfing started at a young age when he was working as a windsurfing instructor in Switzerland. His passion for the sport led him to explore different parts of the world, searching for new and exciting locations to kitesurf. Eventually, his travels brought him to the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka, where he saw the potential for kitesurfing in the country.
In the early days, Mischi had to work hard to introduce kitesurfing to the locals and tourists alike. The infrastructure for the sport was limited, and he had to teach with just a few kites and a small camper van. Despite these challenges, Mischi’s love for the sport and his passion for teaching others never wavered. He started by teaching a small group of locals, embassy workers, and UN employees, and slowly but surely, kitesurfing gained popularity in Sri Lanka.
Over the years, Mischi has witnessed the growth and evolution of the kitesurfing industry in Sri Lanka. From teaching with just a few kites to leading the kitesurfing instruction at Kitesurfing Lanka for the past 10 years, Mischi has been an integral part of the kitesurfing community in Sri Lanka. He has seen the sport become more accessible to everyone, with advancements in technology and equipment making it safer, more durable, and easier to use.
Mischi is particularly proud of his contribution to the commercialization of kitesurfing in rural Kalpitiya, where Kitesurfing Lanka is based. The growth of the kitesurfing industry in the area has created jobs and contributed to the improvement of the community.
But Mischi’s story doesn’t end there. He is not just a kitesurfing instructor, but also a fun, jovial person who loves to jam and hangout with the locals in his spare time. He’s also a bit of a foodie, and he loves exploring the local cuisine and trying new dishes.
If you’re looking to experience the thrill of kitesurfing in Sri Lanka, there’s no better person to learn from than Mischi. His passion for the sport is contagious, and his love for teaching others is evident in every lesson. Kitesurfing Lanka offers the perfect opportunity to witness the growth and evolution of the kitesurfing industry in Sri Lanka while learning from the godfather of kitesurfing himself.