Kiting is not Just a Sport, It’s My Lifestyle Lifestyle

It didn’t take much debating when choosing my topic to kick-off the launch of KiteSirens. Kiting represents much more than a sport to me and currently takes center stage in my daily experiences. This is the story of how it changed my lifestyle.

The first time I saw someone kiteboarding was during a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, in October 2012. It was a beautiful day filled with unforgettable memories, and I remember taking a break mid-way through the bridge to enjoy the views and really appreciate the moment. As I looked down onto the water, I saw someone approaching the bridge while kiting and I was taken over by an immense sense of freedom. For those few seconds, I closed my eyes and became submerged in my thoughts as I tried to imagine myself in their situation. From that moment I was completely blown away by the sport, but at no time did I think that I could ever be in that position…

Learning to kitesurf has been a bitter-sweet experience where I have discovered different aspects of myself, including character strengths and weaknesses that I had not recognized previously in my everyday life. These realizations have allowed me to let go of trivial things, focusing more on myself and how I can improve traits that do not serve me positively. I have been able to find authenticity and create a greater connection with nature. This has led me to be more appreciative of the beauty of life. I have learned that I have the power to fill my days with growth and positive experiences.

Kiting has taught me balance, confidence, simplicity, patience and determination. It has provided me with a passion that I could not imagine myself without. My life currently revolves around wind forecasts, great supportive kiting groups and genuine experiences filled with adrenaline, nervousness, “OH F***!!!” moments, white foam (wave) running, and absolutely amazing sunset sessions.

I no longer think about what to wear, or who to impress. I take each day as it comes and focus my energy on building my strengths, becoming a more balanced individual and living a non-materialistic, minimalist lifestyle.

Has kitesurfing added value to your life? Take a moment to tell us about it below. Let’s share the magic!

 


I thrive on challenges, am addicted to adrenaline, in love with adventure and inspired by simple pleasures. Authenticity is my core value.

Comments

  1. Ann-Marie Leach Says: April 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Amazing talent!!! Your girls rock!!

  2. Looks like an awesome time and a great lifestyle!! Have seen this done on the beach even out here in Brooklyn. Have to give this a try!! So great, best of luck ladies ????

  3. Amazing and nice debriefing !
    Kiteboarding is also for me more than just a sport, it’s a source of inspiration for me who am also an artist. I have discover kitesurfing in 1999 and I have always the same passion ! Each session is different, it is always a new adventure !
    Cheers from France ! 🙂

    • KiteSirens Says: July 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for reaching out Arnone! It’s very true, every session is different and teaches you something new. I could imagine that as an artist you must get a lot of inspiration from it as well 😉

  4. It’s refreshing to see such a positive outlook on life/kiteing.. I started kiteing in the early days of 2 line Wipika Classic and no kite schools just loads of determination. Today my life revolves around kiteboarding to the point that I live on my catamaran offering kite trips all over the world…

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