DOB: 1979 | From: UK | Windsurfing since 1987 and kitesurfing since 2000
Why do you have a passion for kitesurfing? I have been addicted to the feeling of riding the wind since I first sailed across a lake on a windsurfer when I was 8 years-old. When kitesurfing came along, my wind experiences went into overdrive.
What makes you a legit judge? I have been documenting the changing face of kitesurfing for ten years.
What is extreme kiteboarding for you? It's move that carry a large element of risk. Moves where if it all goes wrong it could really go wrong. It's moves that make people stop and stare. It's moves that make even kitesurfers stop their session and come in to the beach to watch.
What are you most looking foward to from the event? Seeing the best and most progressive big air riders push each other beyond what we thought possible and on to the next level.
DOB: May 18, 1984 | From: Germany living in Cabarete
Background: My parents moved to the DR for windsurfing when I was 6 and so I grew up living the carefree life of a beach girl. I started kiting in winter 2002/03 but never thought I would be a pro until I competed in my first PKRA and came in second place. From there things snowballed and I’ve been on the ride of my life ever since :)
Why do you have a passion for kiteboarding? Very simple: it’s my life
What makes you a legit judge? I guess you could say that I’ve been to a few kiting events in my life ;) Competed on the PKRA world tour for about 6 years, participated and won Red Bull King of the Air 3 times.
What is extreme kiteboarding to you? It’s the future of our sport
DOB: January 19, 1987 | From: Cape Town, South Africa
Background: Surfing, sailing
Why do you have a passion for kiteboarding? Endless options - Surf, snow, wake, speed, long distance etc. What sport offers you that versatility?
What makes you a legit judge? Competed on the PKRA tour for a few years, the original Red Bull King Of The Air and many others. So i guess i have an understanding of the competition environment from riding to what needs to be done to win a heat.
What is extreme kiteboarding to you? Mega loops, riding giant waves, breaking speed records.