www.paul-serin.com/


Date of birth:
1993.09.17
Hometown:
Beziers, France
Sponsors:
Naish kiteboarding, O’neill, Seventy one Percent , Ozed Company ,
Hobbies:
Surf, SUP, windsurf (everything who touch the water ) and Rugby
Favourite athletes:
Kai Lenny, Gabriel Medina

BIO

I live near the sea, in the south of France. I love the sea, the waves, the wind, I love all sports! How to escape Kiteboarding? From my first kite edges, passion settles, I find the competition as a way to express myself, to measure myself against others and especially to progress!

Today, I am a student in college sports Montpellier. Thanks to a special status, I can train and compete to achieve my goals!

"Serin Paul"

This year I reach the Top 20 in Kite World Tour!
I also won the Senior Championship in France for the second time this year, two years after I won the junior.

The sea offers so many opportunities that you can not practice one discipline! Surfing and stand up paddle (when conditions offer good waves), windsurfing (when the wind is too erratic) and sailing are all the sports that I practice additional to the kite … they allow me to spend more time in the water. These sports are complementary; they are indirectly involved in my physical preparation and proprioceptive kite.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010: European junior Champion 2011
  • 2011: French junior champion
  • 2013: French Champion, Top 20 PKRA
  • 2014: French Champion, Top 12 PKRA

INTERVIEW 2014.10.01

What are you looking for to accomplish?

Being professional kiteboarder was the first step, now I really want to go further, join the top 10 on the world tour for now, then train a lot to reach the top!

"Serin Paul"

What would be your greatest achievement?

That would be for sure to be crowned world champion, but it requires a lot of work and commitment! Every year my riding is improving, I want to keep that healthy way of life and I hope my hard work will pay off!!

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

All the tricks need a lot of commitment, when you’re in the air all your body is doing the move!!! And when you want to push your tricks to go bigger in competition it requires a lot of strength and physical abilities! It’s not only the muscles who are working hard it’s everything even you’re head!

"Serin Paul"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

When you land new tricks and all your friends congrats you that’s the way I feel satisfied! You try something over and over again and one day you land it, it’s just amazing!!

"Serin Paul"

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

To be on top you need to practice a lot, I’m doing a lot of physical training in the morning then I switch to the water in the afternoon! It depends a lot on the winds and the waves; I’m training on different conditions to be on top in competition!

Actually when you’re alone it’s harder to learn new tricks and stuff, otherwise riding with some riders with the same level is the best way to progress! We’re pushing each other and it really helps a lot!

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

Never give up! Try until you land it that’s the key to the success! And the same during my physical preparation, never give up until is done!

"Serin Paul"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

When everything goes right the pressure is not really high and you’re in your comfort zone but when things start to get wrong you’re getting under pressure and that’s the worst!

"Serin Paul"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I won’t say that I have a fan, but many athletes inspire me! One of them is for sure Kai Lenny. I’m fascinated by all the «watermans» but Kai is one of my favorite! Comfortable in every condition, in every sport and always having fun!

Another one would be the famous surfer John John Florence, I love the way he’s pushing his sport! Then, I will say all the legends like Kelly Slater, Robby Naish, I respect them a lot for what they have done and what they are able to accomplish!

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

Never stop having fun on the water; life is better at the beach isn’t it? ;)

"Serin Paul"

What are your future plans?

Now I’m still in Brazil to train before the last 2 stops in China, then I will go to Hawaii for the photo shoot Naish kiteboarding and meet the Naish crew.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Kiteboarding is a wonderful sport where everybody can do what he likes the most!! Enjoy and have fun no matter what, that’s the most important.

"Serin Paul"