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About Us

Drew Rathgeber

Lead instructor and owner Drew Rathgeber began his journey from San Clemente, CA as a competitive surfer, water polo, and swimming athlete. Then later moved to Berlin, MD where he became a long-distance swimmer completing the famous 9-Mile Ocean City, open water swim. Where he also continued competing in local Eastern Surfing Association “ESA” surfing competitions, making it to Regionals and Easterns becoming a finalist.  Then a few years ago picked-up Kitesurfing and instantly became addicted to Kitesurfing, Kitesurfing as much as possible 3-5 days a week when the winds are good. He looked for local instructors at the time and noticed there were zero which was quite a shock considering how safe the waters are in his local area. So this is how 5150 Watersports was born. He’s hoping to foster responsible growth for Kiteboarding in his area by safely teaching each and every individual student what makes our area unique and one of the best areas for Kitesurfing due to are very shallow waters.

DC Cannon

DC (WATERBUFFALO) is our lead surf school instructor, he started out like many beachgoers do, riding a boogieboard strait to the sand on day trips to Assateague with family and friends as a kid. In 2001 His family left the mainland for Hatteras Island, NC. not at all knowing he was moving to an east coast surf Mecca. One spring his best friend asked if he wanted to help push little kids into waves for his parent’s surf school and learn how to surf after, from then on he was hooked. Traveling with friends and youth groups on different trips he quickly realized all that surfing had to offer, it wasn’t about being a ripper or getting sponsored but being in the ocean and having good times alone or with a crew. Fast forward 15 yrs later, after raising a family and many missed surf sessions he found his way back to the Line up in Ocean City, MD., sharing the stoke with whoever was in the water, even teaching his wife to surf in just a few lessons. If you wanna find the stoke, book a lesson meet us at the beach and you’re guaranteed to have a blast.