Kaden Sponhauer

Hood River local who’s pretty much inseparable from his NoBrainer. Part of the Sickos crew that travel the world in search of the perfect wind and waves all year round.

United States
Favorite spot
Hood River


My name is Kaden Sponhauer, I’m 21 years old from Hood River, Oregon. During the summer you can usually find me kiting at the Hood River Event Site, but over the winter I try to spend as much time as I can in Hawaii on either Maui or Oahu.
What about kiting do you enjoy most?
What I enjoy most about kiting is sharing the good times on the water with friends, and the amazing places kiteboarding takes me. My favorite spot in the world has to be Rufus, Oregon when it’s blowing 30 knots. It has the best swell and sick kickers to learn new tricks.
What gear are you currently riding?
My favourite thing about Reedin gear is that it works great for every discipline of kiting. I can have a wave session and a big air session on the same kite. I also love how strong the surfboards are. I’m never worried about my board breaking or getting a ding which is especially nice when packing for a trip. I ride the 4’10” No Brainer strapless surfboard, and the 8 meter supermodel is my go-to kite.
In the future, I’m planning to do a lot of traveling and filming. I want to put out several film parts, and maybe even a competition or two!

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