Matt Taggart

Owner and co founder of Ozone Kites, Brand Ambassador, Quality control and Company Co-direction.

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Owner and co founder of Ozone Kites, Brand Ambassador, Quality control and Company Co-direction.

What was your best kite moment?

There's been so many magical moments it's impossible to focus on one. Snowkiting all over the World with the Ozone family, epic sessions in New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, France, USA, climbing mountains, packing up, freeriding down or Kitesurfing NW WA, Australia with the whole design team, to a boat trip in New Caledonia with 3-4m perfect peeling waves lit on a 7m REO with good friends, racing in San Francisco with the incredible crew of locals there, racing hard then into the STFYC bar for a few drinks... magic. Kiting in itself for me is full of "BEST MOMENTS", every session, still addicted since starting in 1998, the sport's evolving nature is incredible and that's what I love about it so much.

What was your best life moment?

Marrying Rebecca

What is your favourite part of the job?

Receiving deliveries of prototypes from the factory, heading straight to the beach to enjoy our creations.

How would you change the world?

Everyone to take responsibility for their own life and actions (no lazy people) combined with a smaller government influence.

What would be your ideal day?

To fit in 3 or 4 sports followed by a barbecue with good friends and family