extensive background on surfing, skiing and snowboarding
Francisco Escudero began in the industry learning how to
kitesurf locally and teaching to a small group of friends.
In a short
period of time he was involved as a sales representative, companies like Wipika which was the first kite company to that invented the first
inflatable kite design, Airush/Starboards, Slingshot, Murrays Marine,
Hot Butter and most recently Cabrhina and Neilpride, traveling as
representative around the state of Florida and the Caribbean as
a pioneer of the sport.
His main concern on that time was the growth of
the sport around the world, the little amount of instructors and retail
operations providing the right knowledge on kiteboarding and the big
amount of people that wanted to learn but didn't know where to turn for
the right direction.
In the spring of 2001 after all the research and study, traveling, and
involvement in the kite surfing community issues he decided to open SkyBanditz
Kiteboarding Center located at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne
Florida. Since then he has dedicated his live to instructing and
promoting safe locations for learning and practicing the sport.
Francisco has been featured in television programs like Univison's "Ver para
Creer" and "Fusion" and on PrideVision, Canada. With the constant
improvements on equipment and so many different companies to choose from
SkyBanditz instructors keep on the edge of the industry providing his
knowledge on the newest of the sport and techniques.
Currently he is the Florida Kitesurfing Association North Miami Beach
area coordinator and created a network between Miami and San Juan,
Puerto Rico (the Maui of the Caribbean) where he provides kiteboarding
vacation packages as well as other activities.
Francisco believe in safe and simple instruction and on the equal right for
riders in all spots no matter of their abilities, he also believe
in following the rules at all times and that respect within the
communities and communication are the key for creating and maintaining
open launch sites for everyone all around the world.