Date of birth:
Port Saint Louis Du Rhone, France
Love watersports and fitness, bodybuilding, Yoga, love cooking and I have a blog about food
Favourite athletes:
For sure ALEX CAIZERGUES the man of my life


Born March 26, 1983 I grew up in South of France and I was always very athletic: gym, dance, taekwondo, swimming, capoeira, tennis, volleyball competition for over 10 years (I even almost had the American Football but unfortunately there was no women’s team … thank goodness!). I spent all my summer holidays in Brittany with family and sailing school in Trébeurden, magical moments that have certainly given me a passion for the sea, the sea garden, the optimist until the Hobie 16 and windsurfing, I felt comfortable in the water and really blossomed.

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I discovered  kitesurfing  in 2007 and I really started kiting in January 2008, I bought my used equipment right left very quickly and became passionate, I made my first kite trips and met my love  Alex (Alex Caizergues;))), testing different disciplines thanks to him and participated in my first competition in 2009.
In 2010 more than a passion it became a way of life, I quitted my job, to devote myself entirely to kitesurfing. It makes a lot of trips, following Alex on his competitions and participated in some of them, I made my first podium in France in Speed Crossing French Championships.

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In 2011, I opted for speed, much more radical discipline, a straight line 500m to cross as quickly as possible. No excuse or bad start to tangle or lack of wind, I fought above all against myself and my own flat.
In July 2012, I landed my first title, Vice World Champion speed!!
Since that kiteboarding really became my job, thanks to my sponsors I am living the dream: be a professional kiteboarder, competing, travelling, as an athlete I work hard constantly about my pictures and my body to be always better and stronger!


  • 2009: 3rd France Speed Championships in Port Saint Louis du Rhone
  • 2009: 4rd Speed crossing at the Mondial du Vent in Leucate
  • 2009: 2nd race at « Battle for the Bay » in Dublin
  • 2010: 3rd in Speed crossing at the Mondial du vent in Leucate
  • 2011: 2nd Woman Dakhla Festival
  • 2011: 2nd Speed Crossing in Mondial du vent à Leucate
  • 2012: 2nd l’Haugastol speed challenge Norway
  • 2012: 2nd World Speed Championships CKWC 2012
  • 2013: 1st Speed Crossing à Wimereux
  • 2013: 1st in Défi kite
  • 2013: Vice Championne de France de Speed Crossing
  • 2013: 1st race at the Lighthouse to Leighton in Australia
  • 2014: 2nd Sosh cup in Mondial du Vent de Leucate
  • 2014: 1st Défi Kite de Gruissan
  • 2014: 3rd Speed Crossing French Championships

INTERVIEW 2015.01.13

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I want to go after my dreams, leaving a mark in the world of female kitesurfing but not limited to ravers performance but also in the mind; show that the motivation and determination are powerful engines and that everyone can provide the means to achieve his dreams.

What would be your greatest achievement?

End my life by being satisfied with the progress made and having no regrets.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

Everything depends on the conditions and the desired goals. That is why today I choose my support depending on the wind conditions, for very light wind it’s foil, a little harder for freestyle or strapless and speed when it’s really strong.

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What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Nothing better than a good session with the family or with friends, which is nice as with anything to share.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

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At home if there is not too crowded, or in the warm waters of the Caribbean free from all eyes :-) for freestyle.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

Watching videos and visualizing tricks for freestyle and riding and riding a lot. I have also a physical preparation for the year to avoid injury.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Cold and rain no I am joking, but I don’t like cold and bad conditions too strong or too light.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My family encourages me constantly and they have more confidence in me than myself.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Remain humble, face the elements and still listen to local.

What are your future plans?

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Taking pleasure in what I do and be proud of myself.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Find a good school and a good teacher in the best spot possible, warm water, white sand… Take your time, be patient and never give up!!   

"Marie Desandre Navarre"