Ben Sampson

Team Rider & Instructor Profile

Ben comes to us from a small town in South Carolina. Our southern charmer has a passion for water sports that runs deep. Ben’s wakeboarding, wake surfing, and slalom skiing enthusiasm quickly progressed to competing on a national level in the expert slalom ski division with the International Novice Tour. When he moved to us to attend Eckerd College in 2015, he was naturally drawn to the extremity and freedom of kiteboarding. Getting out any day he could, Ben started learning advanced tricks his first year of kiting. 

Riding Style

  •  He has since added kite foiling, winging, surfing, and everything in between. 
  • His favorite discipline is big air, old school style riding.
  • Throwing inverts and board offs 40 plus feet in the air.

Favorite Places to Kite

You’ll see him thriving while sending mega loops and wowing the crowd at his favorite St Pete spot, North Beach Ft Desoto. Ben is still loyal to the foil and will take advantage of the seabreeze at Pass a Grille Beach many days of the week. When he’s not on the water, he’s still up in the sky. Ben is a Private Pilot and flies around Florida on his time off. 

Photos by Nick Mandalou and Tanner Hayes

Shop Ben's Gear

Core Sensor 3 PRO
Core Sensor 3 PRO
Core Sensor 3 PRO

Core Sensor 3 PRO

$769.95
Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar
Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar
Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar
Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar
Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar

Ride Engine Unity Spreader Bar

$124.99
Core GTS6
Core GTS6
Core GTS6
Core GTS6
Core GTS6
Core GTS6

Core GTS6

$1,329.95
core kiteboarding XR6
core kiteboarding XR6
White Core Xr6

CORE XR6

$1,359.95
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits - Elite Watersports

2021 CORE SLC Foil Kits

$1,649.00
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports
2021 CORE SLC Foil Board - Elite Watersports

2021 Core SLC Foil Board

$1,399.95
2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness
2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness
2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness
2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness
2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness

2021 Ride Engine Elite Carbon V6 Harness

$418.99
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP
2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP

2021 Mystic Majestic Fullsuit 4/3mm FZIP

$359.99
CORE Carved Imperator 6 Board
CORE Carved Imperator 6 Board
CORE Carved Imperator 6 Board
CORE Carved Imperator 6 Board

CORE Carved Imperator 6 Board

$1,399.00

Video by Tanner Hayes