Brock Callen
About Brock

Nickname: There’s a few out there, but you have to ask the right people.

Grantee: The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

Hometown: Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Resides: Martha’s Vineyard, MA


Free Time: Ocean and kids

Bad Ass Moment: Kiteboarding Antigua to St Martin

Hidden Talent: Keeping it hidden

The Fridge: Anything organic and always beets

Best Advice: Put your head down and keep working hard


BEST Kiteboarding, Delta Hydrofoils, Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop, Gorilla Rigging, TotalBoat


Sunglasses, hat, boardies, kiteboarding Gear, GoPro. These things are with me pretty much all the time!


Antigua to St Martin Kiteboarding Record

100 TON

Master Coast Guard License


Transpac Race to Hawaii

As the father of three young boys I recognize the vital importance of 11th Hour Racing and its commitment to ocean education. I’ve seen reef’s that in my youth were thriving and now I take my children back to the same reef and see that it is bleached and in a dire situation.

As a kid, Brock was always on the move and always outside — and there wasn’t a sport that he didn’t do when he was younger. It wasn’t until college that he focused on sailing. Going to Old Dominion University and working with coach Mitch Brindley was definitely the point when he realized what was possible in sailing. But that was only the initial scratch of the surface as Kiteboarding was just beginning as a sport and soon there was a new way to interact with the Ocean that nobody knew was possible.


I am immensely thankful for the time I was given on the ocean at a young age and to have been taught to respect all of its power and beauty is something that stays with me in everything I do. I think that early education also taught me to interact with the ocean in as many ways as possible whether it be kitesurfing, foiling, TP52s or super-yachts, it is all-time on the water, and it all teaches something about the ocean and about ourselves. The more aspects of our sport I am involved in, the more amazing people I meet, the more I want to work to protect the ocean I love.


Within my world as a professional sailor, ocean guide, and kiteboarder, I have a long-standing collaboration with The Rozalia Project. I also collaborate with Sail Martha’s Vineyard, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and perpetuating the Island’s maritime heritage and culture. I am extremely proud of the fact that I have been able to connect Sail MV with 11th Hour Racing and Schmidt Ocean Institute to work on initiating and instituting locally sourced, zero waste events as well as educating children all over the world. Mostly I enjoy sharing my love of the Ocean and the work that I do in the hopes that I inspire others to get out there and protect and love the Ocean themselves.

Career Highlights

  • Antigua to St Martin Kiteboarding Record
  • 100 Ton Master Coast Guard License
  • 2012 IRC North American Champion
  • Transpac Race to Hawaii Winner
  • Newport-Bermuda Race Winner
  • Key West Race Week Winner
  • Antigua Race Week Winner
  • US Sailing Team Racing Mid Winter Championships Winner


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