The birth places of kitesurfing are somewhat numerous: France, San
Dieago, Hood River and Hawaii.
But the craddle of kitesurfing is Dominicain Republic where the
Kitesurfingschool.org, Airblast (Wipika), Takoon (somewhere between DR
and France), IKO (was originally Wipika kitesurfing school networks) and
EH kites evolved.
P.S., Kitesurfingschool.org idea was actually started in Canada but then
became a Dominicain's reality when Hung became a "semi-local" in
Carabete and joined force with Jan Pina, a local in Santo Domingo (the
capital of Dominicain Republic for those who are not familiar with the
P.P.S., For some reasos, Hung's and Jan's dream of turning Salina (1.5
hours drive from Santo Domingo) into a kitesurfing school paradise never
happened. Some better entrepreneurs are needed here (it's not too late
at all) ;-)