My passion for the water developed relatively early. Our family has been going to the sea for 3-4 weeks almost every summer vacation since I was 2 years old, and for me the highlight was always the water sports. So, already as a small child, my father would take me along on a windsurfing board. When I was 12 years old, I took my basic sailing license to sail catamarans and small keel yachts.
After several years of mainly windsurfing and catamaran sailing, I really wanted to learn to kitesurf. Only my parents were not enthusiastic at all, as they considered the sport too dangerous. When I finally turned 18 and was on a training camp with the ski team in Mallorca, I happened to find a kite center next to the hotel. From that moment on, there was no turning back for me.
Since then, I have been kiting at 2-3 different spots in Europe every year.
I am mainly fascinated by sports in which you move with the help of the forces of nature. In skiing, it is the downhill force of gravity and in kitesurfing it is the wind that allows us to float or glide over something where we would normally sink. I feel the happiest when I am kiting, and I could scream with joy. I feel the closest connection with nature. There is nothing more beautiful for me than to glide over glittering golden water.
Besides the beneficial effect on body and mind, I find kiting an ideal sport to balance out the tough fitness sessions I do in the summer.
I am convinced that it also helps me with balance, core stability and coordination when skiing. That's why I find it so "cool" when that I get sore abs after a kite session. Normally I only get this with extreme exercises in the gym and not with fun in the sun :)
I met the SwissKite team in autumn 2021, when I was skiing on Diavolezza in the morning and wanted to learn foiling on the lake in the afternoon. I find this combination unique in the world. I also find the SwissKite team unique. They are all really warm and helpful people who make you feel at home very quickly.