Date of birth:
Barcelona, Spain
Bestkiteboarding, Underwave, Sextaquadra,
Watersports, dancing and chill with friends


"Rita Arnaus"

I’m from Barcelona. I have always been in contact with water sports due to my parents, both Spanish Champions of windsurfing. But my first contact with kitesurfing was at my two years when my dad was one of the first to start kitesurfing in Spain. At the age of 10 I started to do windsurfing and sailing and at 16 I started kiteboarding and I realized that it was my passion. I really like to control my body and freestyle was perfect for me.

At 2013 I did my first competition, it was the European Junior kite Cup and I got 4th place. After that I was training a lot and working to earn some money and to be able to travel and do some competitions. It all began at the end of 2013 when I started to study on-line and I could do my first kite travel in the Caribbean, Antigua.

"Rita Arnaus"

Afterwards at the beginning of 2014 I moved to Tarifa to train and I did my first PKRA in Dakhla where I got 9th place. Then I spent the summer training in my homespot and I went to PKRA in Germany and Tarifa where I both finished 7th place.

After that I get so much motivation and I’m eager to improve myself and to work hard to be better.


  • 2013: 4th European Junior Kite Cup
  • 2013: 7th Kite Tour Europe Castelldefels
  • 2014: 9th PKRA Dakhla
  • 2014: 3rd EJKC
  • 2014: 7th PKRA Germany
  • 2014: 7th PKRA Tarifa

INTERVIEW 2014.12.23

What are you looking for to accomplish?

"Rita Arnaus"

My accomplishments are to keep training hard, to achieve my goals and to be a person who inspires people to do kiteboarding. I would like to travel a lot and to do the world tour during the next years being in top 5.

What would be your greatest achievement?

To be world champion one day!!! But mostly to be recognized in the kiteworld as a woman who pushes the limits and a kind of icon for the new generation. 

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

That’s a very small sport and there are not a lot of sponsors who want to push us. Also because if you don’t live in the paradise you have to travel a lot to train and you are always away from home, family and friends.

"Rita Arnaus"

But luckily, I have been meeting a lot of nice people in the past years in the kiteworld, who are becoming real friends!

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

I love the feeling to kite in every kind of conditions, to have a good session and to be always in contact with the nature. 

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I do a lot of workouts at home or wherever I am, to keep my body strong and ready to hit the water. Also it is good to train alone and to don’t worry about the other kiters and just train and do your tricks.

"Rita Arnaus"

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

The key of success is to enjoy what you do, and always see the good part of it even if you had the worst day of your life.

But mostly in my training I’m focused to work hard to avoid the possible injuries and this makes me to do kiteboarding, thinking that I’m completely ready and I can go higher as much as I want because I’m sure I’m not gonna get injured.

"Rita Arnaus"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

The conditions are the thing that makes me to get more nervous. I always prefer to kite some days before the comp starts in the same spot, to know it, and also 10 minutes before my heat to check the conditions, to know them and know that I have the correct kite size.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Of course my parents are my biggest fans, they push me and motivate me all the time, because they have already been in the same situation with windsurfing and they know how the competition is and how hard it is to arrive at the top and to keep there.

"Rita Arnaus"

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

If I believe it and I trust myself I can do it, I’m gonna achieve whatever I want. 

What are your future plans?

"Rita Arnaus"

Right now I’m at home planning the 2015 season. Perhaps I’m going to Tarifa and stay there for several months.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

You are gonna love this sport! Don’t get angry when the wind doesn’t come or you didn’t have the best day in the water. Kiteboarding surprises you, learn about this sport and enjoy every moment.

"Rita Arnaus"