We like to consider Paros Kite Pro Center as a meeting-point for those that share the same passion with us. Our main goal is to create an environment that makes our friends and customers enjoy their holidays, kiteboarding and every further passion that they share with us for water-sports.
George Prounjos and Petros Kaparos founded Paros Kite Pro Center in 2002. Both Kiteboarders at that time realized that Pounda Beach is the perfect spot, not just for advanced Kiteboarders, but also for beginners to learn the fast rising extreme sport of Kiteboarding. George became IKO Inst ructor and Paros Kite Pro Center started off for the first season as IKO affiliated center. In 2005 Kay-Constantin Livas took Petros place in the team to manage Paros Kite Pro Center. The big request of kiteboarding lessons made Paros Kite Pro Center grow continuously. Over the next two years, several pro riders passed by Paros Kite Pro Center like Marc Doyle, Dimirti Maramenidis, and etc.
By the end of 2003, Pounda Beach and Paros Kite Pro Center had become one of the best kiteboarding spots in Europe, which lead to the decision to organize the PKRA World Cup in Paros. In July 2005 PKRA World Tour stopped in Paros and brought more than 60 of the top Kiteboarders from over 28 countries to challenge for the title.
Riders like Aaron Hadlow, Leshai Miller and Damien Leroy stayed almost one month longer at Paros Kite Pro Center to built and hit the biggest slider ever. The slider was 27 meters long and 5 meters high and was consisted of two parts with a gap in the middle, and a kicker at the top end. In July 2006 Paros Kite Pro Center became again host of a world tour stop, the 2006 KPWT Paros Kiteboarding World Cup. More than 45 riders, male and female from all over the world came to Paros to battle for the titles in the disciplines freestyle, hang time, best trick and long distance race. This year the wind was up as supposed and all challenges were held in best possible conditions.Big showdown was the live TV coverage on Saturday 15th by Supersport channel, showing all finales from 8 different cameras, one even up in the sky located on a helicopter.
Further more,Paros Kite Pro Center also organized very successful in 2008 the KPWT World Tour Stop at Pounda Beach. Paros Kite Pro Center has become world famous for its good winds and conditions for Kiteboarding. It occupies today approximately 10 IKO instructors during high season and teaches about 600 students of different levels. In 2010 the range of water-sport offered by Paros Kite Pro Center was increased bye the PKPC Wake Center at the secondPsaraliki Beach on Antiparos. Offering Waterski, Wakeboarding, Tubes and other inflateable towable games. To offer our Friends and Customers an even more complete service, the PKPC Surf Shop opened its doors on the Central Market Street of Antiparos in May 2010 and supplies all apparel and accessories around water-sports.