Date of birth:
1999.07.23
Hometown:
Tamarin, Mauritius
Sponsors:
CORE kiteboarding,
Hobbies:
Kitesurfing, Surfing, SUPing and Skateboarding
Favourite athletes:
Kai Lenny

BIO

I’m homeschooled and I have always been encouraged to follow my passions and this has given me the time to try different sports and to pursue different things of interest. After moving from South Africa to Taiwan and then to Mauritius, I immediately started doing sports including soccer, MMA, Judo and surfing in Tamarin. Surfing stuck with me. After 4 years of surfing and meeting kiters while at Le Morne, the whole idea of “kite-surfing” just seemed awesome!

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With the little money I had saved, I was able to buy a second hand kite that I managed to rip by doing a kiteloop after only a few months of kiting! It was then my dream to become a professional kiteboarder. Soon after this I was sponsored by a local shop who supplied me kiting equipment. I continued to train just about everyday or whenever possible. After a few months, I was then approached by my current sponsor, CORE Kiteboarding. I’m looking forward to traveling and experiencing new places and to continue pursuing my passions.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: Started Kitesurfing

INTERVIEW 2015.03.03

What are you looking for to accomplish?

To continue the path I’m on at the moment, and to be the best I can be.

What would be your greatest achievement?

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To kite in the best and most extreme places in the world!

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

None that I have experienced yet.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

There’s nothing that beats the feeling!

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Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

At Le Morne, my home spot in Mauritius.

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

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The key to my success revolves around repetition of tricks and maneuvers I’m trying to master and also spend a lot of my time thinking about new possibilities and trying new things.  

What are you most nervous about when competing?

No wind when I’m kiting and no waves when I’m surfing.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My family, they are very supportive of me and are always encouraging me to follow my passions.

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

The best advice I’ve been given, has been to follow my passions and to, “live the life you love, love the life you live” – Bob Marley

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What are your future plans?

A year ago when I started, my vision was to be a pro kiter… now I am. :)

I suppose now, my next goal would be to be the best kiter in the world!

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Dream big and believe anything is possible!

"Willow-River Tonkin"