The WA Kite Surfing Association is run by members who make up the Committee. All committee members are volunteers and devote their time and efforts to running WAKSA successfully.
President Darren Ellis
Vice President Drew Norton
Secretary Leigh Nicholas
A word from our executive committee members:
Currently I am working in the field of Accounting and Business Management in the Pharmacy Industry.
I have 12 years of kiting experience and my special interest is in Wave Riding and Racing , best result equal 17th Wave nationals in 2006/2007. In 2012 I joined the WAKSA committe as Treasurer.
My Hobbies and Skills: Renovating, Cycling and Golf on the odd windless day, surfing, snowboarding, Coastal Navigation, Skippers Ticket. Sailing (sailed from Gold Coast QLD to Perth in 31ft cat in 2003/2004),
I am now married, so sold the boat and have a very active happy and healthy 3 year old daughter, who asks too many questions, but is such a joy.
Having helped WAKSA as a volunteer for the last 3 years I decided to step up and become more directly involved. In 2012 I was vice-president and have decided to continue in the role.
Having a background in Recreation Management with a variety of sports and cultures I'd like to help grow Kitesurfing's profile and relationship with the general public, improving the experience for all.
I enjoy doing a bit of freestyle, downwinder's but generally just kiting with my mates. Hope to see you out there!
Being relatively new to Perth and kiting (three years) I wanted to join the WAKSA committee to be more involved, learn about the sport and meet like-minded people. I was a committee member for the 2012/13 season and feel I now have more to contribute due to this experience.
I’ve been involved in various other local sporting organisations and have been involved in organising live music events so I hope to bring these skills to the WAKSA committee.
I’ve definitely become fairly hooked on kiting and love getting out there with mates.