Welcome back to The Nick Fong PODCAST! In episode six, Nick talks with the champion Colleen Carroll, the world-famous kiteboarder from the Pacific Northwest. Colleen shares her experience in Baja as she reveals the best places to practice kiteboarding in Baja, like La Ventana. Also, she describes her exciting real estate career with Nick.
Professional kiteboarder and now real estate agent, Colleen Carroll is quite extraordinary. And as you’ll see in the video, she’s excited to talk about her experiences. Now, continue reading to uncover more about her history, what she knows about Baja, and her new real estate career.
Nick Fong’s interview with Colleen Carroll
Colleen Carroll mentions to Nick Fong that although she lives in Hood River, Oregon, she loves to travel a bit. So Nick asks her to describe what it means to be a professional kiteboarder. She responds by telling Nick that over the last 10 years, she has built her professional kiteboarding career. During that time, she has gained some great sponsors and traveled to many amazing places for kiteboarding competitions, photo shoots, and video shoots.
Along with kiteboarding competitions, Colleen Carroll has hosted some exciting women’s kiteboarding retreats and kiteboarding clinics. She loves sharing her experience with others! Talking with Nick, she says that she’s put together a “pretty cool career” all on her own.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Colleen’s kiteboarding career was put on pause. Fortunately, she was ready to explore new things and diversify. As such, she decided to get into real estate, along with her kiteboarding career.
Discover Colleen Carroll’s story
Colleen Carroll grew up in the Northwest Region of the USA, planted just between the Puget Sound and the North Cascade mountain range. Mentored by a family with an affliction for outdoor recreation, her love affair with the outdoors started at an early age. Whether it was snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, windsurfing, hiking, rock climbing or even just climbing a tree, every free moment of hers was spent outside, exploring the gifts of the Northwest.
After graduating early with a B.A. in Environmental Economics, and feeling uncertain as to a satisfying career path, Colleen accepted a job managing a local kiteboard shop. Then following a two-year introduction to the kiteboard industry, she couldn’t wait to travel to some of the best kiteboarding spots in the world.
Colleen was hooked. So she then moved to Hood River, Oregon, the epicenter of kiteboarding in the NW, but found that she needed to explore further. So as fall came near, she headed off with her older brother to discover the NE coastline of Brazil. And with the help of her amazing sponsors, she hasn’t stopped since.
Baja’s famous kiteboarding destination called La Ventana
The waters in the area are amazingly calm all-year-round, which when combined with the steady winds, provides a fast, yet smooth ride. The winds are at their strongest from October to May, where the conditions at La Ventana are perfect for kite-boarding. In fact, this destination is now famous for it.
Then in the summer, fishing is out-of-this-world! From world-class sport fishing, to the biggest fishing competitions in the world, the excitement is never ending.
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 Introducing Kiteboarding in Baja with Colleen Carroll and Nick Fong. 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.