• Craig Rogers
  • Boris Polo
  • Justin Aniere
  • Alessandro Rabbiosi
  • Stefano Rabbiosi
  • Jason Rogers
  • Marc Rogers
  • George Issaias
  • Craig Rogers

    Craig Rogers

    Craig grew up in Kenya and started windsurfing at the age of 7 - first at Diani Beach and later on the Rift Valley lakes of Naivasha and Baringo.

    Like Stefano, he is one of the few who didn't turn to the Dark Side and take up kitesurfing.

    Favourite destination: "I've windsurfed in some of the worlds top locations (from Hawaii to Western Australia and South Africa) but at the height of the Kaskazi Kenya is hard to beat!"

    Craig is also a keen surfer and paddleboarder and has published several articles on his experiences.

    Craig now lives in London with his wife and two (crazy) children and is a partner at international law firm, Eversheds LLP.
  • Boris Polo

    Boris Polo

    Boris grew up in Nairobi and attended Mathare Valley Boys Academy. Whilst his early academic reports left much to be desired, he excelled on the tennis court and represented Kenya in the Davis Cup in the early 90's.

    After attending college at the University Of Arizona, Boris was taken on by Nike and worked in their marketing department in their Amsterdam HQ. The draw of Kenya remained strong and he returned to work at Diving the Crab and then, in 2003, set up H20 Extreme with his brother Eno and Craig and Jason Rogers.

    Boris ran the Watersports centres for 10 years before stepping down to focus on other interests - as the distributor for Havaianas and Red Paddle Co and CEO of Expeditions East Africa.

    Boris' recent trips include: leading the first kitesurf expedition to remote Lake Turkana, guiding fly-fishing trips on Mount Kenya and crossing the Chalbi Desert on a kite-board.
  • Justin Aniere

    Justin Aniere

    Justin Aniere is a 3rd generation Kenyan and one of the pioneers of Kiteboarding in East Africa. He started Kenya’s first kite school at Che Shale (cheshale.com), his beach retreat hotel located North of Malindi, in 1999.

    Justin is an adventurous outdoors enthusiast. He has kited and sailed most spots in Kenya, all the way to close to the Somali border. His adventures include kite buggying the arid Kenyan Chalbi Desert; as well as a 27-day sail on a traditional Dhow from Mozambique to Kenya with no navigation equipment and no engine.

    Justin organizes for his clients kiting expeditions to his remote mangrove island called The Lost Island. When he is not kiting, he is deep-sea fishing and he is a keen supporter of tag-and-release initiatives of the Billfish Foundation.
  • Alessandro Rabbiosi

    Alessandro Rabbiosi

    Alessandro has over 10 years kite surfing experience and is the 2004 Galu Beach kite champion. He is also a keen cyclist regularly taking part in 160 kilometre races.

    Much to the delight of his wife and two children family holidays are often spent at kite surfing spots. When not on holiday he is based in London working as an IT consultant and running a technology company for compliance solutions.

    Alessandro is a keen adventurer always seeking new challenges and is very pleased to be a part of this epic trip.
  • Stefano Rabbiosi

    Stefano Rabbiosi

    Stefano grew up in Kenya and started windsurfing at a time when equipment consisted of little more than a loin cloth manually tied to what resembled a tree trunk placed on an oil tanker. The sport has come a long way since then and so too has Stefano’s passion and ability.

    On dry land Stefano spends his days running a Business Analytics company in London and dedicating himself to his young family.

    Two weeks slalom sailing down the coast of East Africa will be a big tick on his bucket list.

    In his words, “There is something magical about being propelled by something you can’t see. Gliding through the water at speed with the sun on your back you glance up to see a wave peak into a perfectly formed ramp - this is what dreams are made of!”
  • Jason Rogers

    Jason Rogers

    Jason grew up in Kenya and started life as a windsurfer; he made the move to kite surfing in the infancy of the sport and was one of the first qualified instructors in the UK and Kenya.

    Together with Craig, Boris and Eno Polo, he set up H20 Extreme Watersports in Diani in 2003.

    Jason is the veteran of two long-distance kitesurf trips having completed the Torres Straits crossing (from Australia to Papua New Guinea) in 2013 and subsequently an epic 1,200km downwinder along the Great Barrier Reef in 2015 - the latter secured them a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

    Jason lived in Sydney for nine years and has recently returned to London where he now lives with his wife and two kids. Jason works for McKinsey and Co in London.
  • Marc Rogers

    Marc Rogers

    Like his brothers, Marc started life as a windsurfer. He made the gradual transition to kitesurfing and now rarely leaves his kites at home.

    He has kited throughout Europe and Africa, Australia and Central America.

    Favourite destination? "Diani Beach in January. No contest!" Marc is also a keen fisherman (on the fly or lure, from boat, kayak or shore) and assures us that we will be kept well fed throughout the trip.

    Marc lives in London with his wife Emma and their kids, Annie and Elsa. He runs a niche leisure property agency, MKR Property, and claims to be on first-name terms with London's top restauranteurs.
  • George Issaias

    George Issaias

    George is the relative kiting rookie in the group but what he lacks in experience he makes up for in his unfaltering sense of adventure and humour.

    Through his Nairobi-based company, African Speakers and Artists (africa-asa.com), the leading speaker bureau and talent agency in the region, George’s passion for Africa and Kenya in particular shines through.

    The expedition will rely on George’s PR expertise and media contacts to publicise the beautiful East African coastline and the incredible people that protect it.