About The Teacher
Jessica Winkler is a professional kitesurfer and world traveller. She saw the ocean for the first time when she was 16 years old and from that moment on knew it was her calling. She didn’t; however, have the opportunity to pursue her dream until in her 30’s. Turning pro at 34 she feels a strong desire to show women that no matter where you are in life and what your age you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Jessica suffered a tragic assault that left her barely hanging onto life, but with sheer will and focus came back to achieve a 3rd place win at the World Speed Kite Championships just 2 years later.
Jessica has a passion for helping women who have been through traumatic events in life by showing them the healing power of sports and the ocean. She is currently writing a book about her experiences and developing a rehabilitation program to help women who have been raped or abused.
2016 – 1st Women’s racing Turks & Caicos
2016 – 2x 1st Women’s racing Cayman Islands Rock Trio
2014/2015 – 3rd Women’s Wave Pro South Africa Nationals
2014/2015 – 3rd Women’s Freestyle Pro – South Africa Nationals
2014 – 1st women’s Big Air Competition – Squamish Canada
2014 – Canadian Freestyle Champion
2014 – 2nd Women’s Sickest Trick
2013 – 1st Women’s freestyle Mexican nationals
2012 – 3rd World Speed Championships
2012 – 1st Women’s freestyle – Yucatan, Mexico
2012 – 3rd Women’s freestyle Mexican Nationals
Jessica writes a series for Barnacle Babes called Warrior Training