Stop Thinking, Start Kiting Lifestyle

I consider myself a successful person. In my life, I do pretty much what I want, be happy and kitesurf. This is not because I am lucky. This is because if I want something, I will fight for it until I get it. One day, I decided I wanted to start kitesurfing, and this is how I did it.

When I was a little child, I use to windsurf on Pals beach in Costa Brava, Spain. When the first kite appeared at the beach, my father booked me a lesson. I was super light so I couldn’t practice in the water. I found staying in the sand very boring so I went back to windsurfing.

I forgot about kiting until around 2010, when the idea of kitesurfing found a place among my ¨to-do dreams¨. I checked prices to take lessons at the nearest kitesurfing school but I found it too expensive. What was really stopping me from learning to kitesurf was the fact that I was looking for someone to share the experience with me and I couldn’t find them!

It took me a couple of years to meet the person who would become the one to start the adventure of kiting with me, and they were looking for someone too! We planned a road trip from Barcelona to Isla Canela, Spain, where we took kite lessons at KiteParadise. Good people, very affordable and an easy spot. The next step was to buy gear, which is very difficult when you have no idea what you are doing. I did it anyways. Then, I just needed to find a windy spot to kite and make it mine.

Since, my “to-do dreams” list has been full of awesome stuff such as “move to Barbados and kite every week”, “do JUST what I like, teach kiteboarding!”, “live two minutes away from my favorite kitesurfing spot”, “be happy…”.

Check your to-do list, and if kitesurfing is there, don’t stop yourself from making your dreams come true. Don’t leave the awesome stuff for tomorrow. Start.


I think if you ask my friends they might say I am a happy, spontaneous and outgoing kitesurfer. My family would describe me more as a laid back and relaxed person, probably stubborn too. My co-workers might think I am fortunate, passionate and maybe a bit crazy. I see myself as an adventurous, playful, confident and a life lover spirit.

Comments

  1. Ariana Rabasa Says: April 20, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Muy inspirador! Buen trabajo sister!!

  2. Gracias Ari!

  3. Reid Sexton Says: April 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Your blog is a great read! The reader can really feel the stoke you and your friends have for the sport. I have kited for years and constantly hear “that looks fun, I want to learn!”. Of course very few put forth the effort to make it happen. Good for you!

    • Hi Reid thank you for your feedback. Yeah everything starts with the will of learning and… here we are, hooked!

  4. Mar Parellada Piera Says: May 2, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Love it!

  5. Mariano Says: July 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Kitesurfing truly is a great sport: very demanding and very rewarding. I was lucky to learn during a 3-month career break. Barbados was not my favourite destination (I preferred kiting in St. Lucia or in Cabarete), but that’s up to personal taste. Having said that, you don’t need to go that far! Come to Tarifa, definitely much closer to Barcelona than Barbados. There’s a lot of wind (although levante can get quite gusty), gorgeous beaches and a great lifestyle. Anims, t’esperem a Tarifa!

    • Hi Mariano! Thanks for your comment! So you experienced kiting in Barbados? Were exactly? Silver Rock? Yes we are sooo excited to come to Tarifa, if you are there we should meet and kite together! 🙂 You live in Tarifa?

  6. Mariano Says: July 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    PS: impressive board collection!

  7. Ah! This is what happens when you live close to the kite spot: your apartment becomes the kiting hub!

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