Milo Macaraig

Milo learned kiteboarding at age 45, at Belmont Shore, upon the insistence of a friend. Originally from the Philippines, a father of five and grandfather of nine, Milo has worked in the construction industry in Los Angeles for decades; before kiteboarding took over his life, his weekends were dominated by wave-surfing in summer and snowboarding in winter. His objection to his friend—“I have no time for this”—soon turned into an obsession that made him the “most senior” freestyle kiteboarder at his home spot.  As such, he has participated in many amateur freestyle competitions and endurance events, in Hood River, OR, Pittsburg, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His latest obsession is hydrofoiling.  


A passionate coach and cheerleader on the beach, Milo holds Level 1 Instructor Certification and a Teaching Children Certificate from the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). 



Milo and Nina met in spring of 2016, while kiteboarding at Belmont Shore, in Long Beach, CA. After several adventurous camping and road trips to Sherman Island and Hood River, a coup d’etat attempt in Turkey where Nina was based at the time, and many flight hours between Istanbul and LAX, the two tied the knot in 2017, on Kanaha Beach on the beautiful island of Maui, surrounded by their kitefamily.

For them, kiteboarding is a family affair, and they are happy to teach couples and families with children who want to enjoy their favorite sport together!


Photo credit: Klaus Schulz