Welcome back! In today’s episode of The Nick Fong PODCAST, Nick is joined by Colleen Carroll, the champion and world-famous kiteboarder from the Pacific Northwest. Colleen reveals her experience with Nick as she describes her background and kiteboarding history. Also, she details her exciting real estate career during her interview with Nick.
Colleen Carroll is quite extraordinary! Being both a professional kiteboarder and a real estate agent, she’s excited to tell Nick about her experiences and background. Therefore, read on to learn more about her history, kiteboarding in Baja, and her new real estate career that she’s added to her repertoir.
Colleen Carroll speaks with Nick Fong
As she mentions to Nick Fong, Colleen Carroll says that although she resides in Hood River, Oregon, she also enjoys traveling. In the video, Nick asks her what it means to be a professional kiteboarder. Colleen replies by saying that over the last 10 years, she’s built quite a wonderful kiteboarding career with some great sponsors. To explain, she’s gained these amazing sponsors while traveling to many exotic destinations for kiteboarding competitions, video and photo shoots, and kiteboarding clinics and retreats as an instructor.
To go more into detail about Colleen Carroll as a kiteboarding teacher, she’s hosted many exciting kiteboarding clinics and women’s kiteboarding retreats. It’s great that she loves sharing her experience with others interested in this amazing sport. During her conversation with Nick, Colleen states how she’s put together a “pretty cool career” over the last decade.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic began, Colleen’s kiteboarding career completely paused. But the timing couldn’t be better. She was about ready to diversify. So after her competitions came to a halt due to Coronavirus, she chose a real estate career path to complement her kiteboarding career going forward.
Colleen Carroll’s story revealed
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA, Colleen Carroll lived between the North Cascade mountain range and the Puget Sound. There, she was mentored by a family that had an affliction for outdoor adventure. As such, her love affair with the outdoors began when she was very young. She loved wakeboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, windsurfing, and even climbing trees. Every free moment of her young life was spent exploring the gifts of the Northwest outdoors.
Colleen graduated early with a B.A. in Environmental Economics. But feeling uncertain about her career path, Colleen took a job managing a local kiteboard shop. And after a two-year introduction to the kiteboard industry, she was ready to travel to some of the best kiteboarding destinations the world has to offer.
After learning how to kiteboard, Colleen was hooked. Fortunately, epicenter of kiteboarding in the Pacific Northwest was just to the south from where she lived – Hood River, Oregon. Therefore, she moved there right away. After that, she realized that she needed to explore further, much further. So once fall came near, Colleen ventured off with her older brother to check out Brazil’s NE coastline. And with the help of her amazing sponsors, Colleen never stopped.
Discover La Ventana – Baja’s famous kiteboarding destination
The La Ventana region combines amazingly calm waters combined with the steady winds, all-year-round. This combination provides a high-velocity, yet smooth ride on the water. Just north of Cabo, this kiteboarding destination provides more than just a great kiteboarding experience!
In La Ventana, the winds are at their strongest between October and May. During those months, the conditions are perfect for kiteboarding. As a matter of fact, La Ventana is now a famous kiteboarding destination.
Along with kiteboarding, the summer fishing season is world famous! To explain, you’ll find world-class sport fishing and the biggest fishing competitions in the world. As such, the excitement there never ends.
Baja California Sur real estate
Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home. Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja. Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.
Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!
If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire. Or, call directly at 619-831-2000. Ronival will be happy to answer your questions. You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.
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Thank you for reading Nick Fong and Colleen Carroll reveal Kiteboarding in Baja. Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.