When I was 6 years old I started sailing. 1998, after 6 years of intense training and participating in many races it was time for something else and I started windsurfing. From that point of time on it was very difficult, when there was a lot of wind…windsurfing or sailing? Mostly I decided to go windsurf…
In 2001 I saw the first kiteboarders and I was thrilled right away!
I asked one of them whether I could try it and he said that I could take his gear, when there’s not enough wind for him.
A few months later I got my own 2 Kites and I shaped my first board with a friend.
After winning my first competition in 2002 I sold all my windsurf - equipment and went only kiting.