Project Description

Name & “Nick Name”: ERIC VANEK “Dr-V” “Woody”

DOB: 8/4/1973

HOMETOWN: COSTA MESA

LOCAL SPOT: OC – creek, newps, h.b

SPONSORS: KURTIS LiquiPEL K&S

FAVORITE FOOD: Plzeňský guláš knedlíky

FAVORITE MUSIC: MUSKET

FAVORITE MOVIES: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

HOBBIES: CERAMICS, ARCHITECHTURAL DESIGN, DIVING, WATERSPORTS (including frozen)

YEARS RIDING: 13?!?

INFLUENCES AND/OR HEROS: HungVU- first online Kitesurfing Blogger. FLASH. Adam Koch.

GOALS: Explore the globe- its 70% OCEAN… and you can kite all of it! Kite Fiji

TWITTER OR FACEBOOK Link: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.EricVanek

What are “Surfer Fried Eyes?”: “Worse then Rotten Teeth because they cost more to fix and the cosmetic ones don’t work.”

What would you do with 7 Million US Dollars?: “Put it all on RED. Vegas Baby, VEGAS!”

Favorite Style of Kurtis Surf Goggles or Sunglasses: THE ELBINO DUKES!
Accomplishments (Contests, Travel or Life): The first to kite Newport Beach, the Nebraska Plains (both on a Wipika 2 line kite!!), Laguna Beach (on the Naish 11.5 ARX), Trestles, , Punta De Mita Mexico (Naish 20M V), Puerto Vallarta (on the Naish 11.5 ARX), , Mazatlan (on the Naish 11.5 ARX), Punta Pescadero Baja del Sur.