If you take some time to look through our team rider pages you will notice more than a few that start something like: "Rider A and Rider B came to us one day and said they would be stoked to see us begin a __________ team. After talking with them, it became apparent we should and these were just the guys to start it with." -- and so on.

The Northwest Riders Clothing Kiteboard Team is one of those stories. Nick Ward and Eric Van Steen dropped by our office one random day in 2010 and shared their love of kiteboarding and how they wanted to represent our brand within the industry. Within minutes, it was obvious to us that these two fit our personality as far as the brand is concerned and we brought them on board. Since that time, Nick and Eric have both individually and collectively been behind our brand full-on.