Forget method acting. How about method reporting? In order to find out why kiteboarding’s so popular with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists, I immersed myself in the story by learning how to kiteboard. Being a former professional water skier I thought, “How hard could it be?” The only difference is you’re towed on a wakeboard or water ski by a kite versus a boat. And everyone seems to be doing it these days.Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Richard Branson kiteboards. Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin ride as well. In fact, they’re the real catalysts driving the sport’s popularity in Silicon Valley. They’re known to hang out at one of the top kiteboarding spots in the Bay Area, 3rd Avenue in San Mateo. What better way to break the ice with two of the most sought after techies than asking them if they need help launching their kites.