Traditional Craftmanship Meets Modern Innovation

Why Ullman Kiteboarding?

As committed kiters, we’ve been waiting for new sail technology to filter into the kite market with bated breath. As it became apparent that each season brought with it the same-old with a new marketing spin, we decided to take the bold step and create the ideal kites we wanted to fly.

By owning our manufacturing facility and having access to the latest technology available, this is exactly what we’re doing. We don’t conform to the norm and we dare to explore beyond the horizon.

We have been labelled as crazy innovators and we know we will upset the status quo, but we relish the fact that we can share the stoke with other mavericks who share our vision and enthusiasm for the sport.

Ullman Kiteboarding combines a strong sail-making background with passion, innovation and a deep love of the sea.

Our Ambition: An Eco-friendly Facility
Our journey is just beginning, but we’re already working towards an energy-efficient and carbon-neutral production facility. We re-purpose waste fabric into functional gear. And we do this with the intention of minimising our carbon footprint and being less harmful to the environment we love.

Experience passion at play.
Experience Ullman Kiteboarding.

Ullman Sails is a well-established sail brand having been in the market for over 50 years. Ullman Sails are performance orientated underpinned by a deep heritage.

South Easter Kitesurfing is an energetic brand founded in Cape Town. Inspired by the raw elements they are driven by constant innovation, ingenuity and creativity.

Chris Krafft

Chris heads up the business side. Originally from a shipping and logistics background, he’s tasked with keeping the company on an even keel. Having studied economics, he enjoys putting theory into practice. You can find Chris on the water in his spare time either sailing or free-diving.

Olaf Marting

Olaf heads up design and operations. Olaf has previously worked for North Kiteboarding and during 2004 and 2005 he held the Kitesurfing World Record ratified by WSSRC. Olaf is a trained engineer who has been involved in product development since the dawn of Kitesurfing.

Marica Marting

Marica heads up our bag and accessory department, with a Degree in Consumer Science, specializing in construction and textiles. She started her career at Truworths and spent years working in the supply chain as a designer for fashion houses in South Africa. With a sharp eye for detail she keeps ahead of market trends.

Delton Alexander

Delton has been working in the textile manufacturing industry for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to our production team. He holds a Diploma in textile technology. Being highly motivated, Delton has recently taken up kitesurfing.

Michael Dachsberger

Michi heads construction and assists with research and development. Michi started hanging around sail lofts in his early teens, and by 17 he sojourned to Hawaii with windsurf sails he made himself. He spent time in New Zealand and returned with a master’s degree in boat building. Michi has worked for some of the largest brands in windsurfing, F2, Neil Pryde and Arrows included, and as a result, Michi’s windsurf sails have won worlds.

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