KITESURF

 

It all started whilst watching a movie in 2005, one that inspired an intense sense of freedom through kitesurfing making clear to me that this is what I wanted to dedicate my life to.

It was a beautiful movie, La Nuit de la Glisse 2003, the perfect moment in the mountains of Tyrol, Innsbruck. I bought a 12m Slingshot Fuel 2003 and sent it up to Kiel to start with a friend on a football ground. In fact, I did NOT know that you needed a pump (this was not part of the movie) so we needed to inflate the kite with our mouth! As well as the necessity for a harness. Anyway, I am happy that there was not enough wind.​

Recognising that perhaps being a kitesurf instructor in my 40's is not optimum, I completed my Tourism Management studies in Austria. After which, I moved to Spain where I instantly fell in love with Tarifa and still am.

In search of THE place to live for many years, my choice in finally settling came down to finding no better life quality in all aspects than there.

Throughout my search, I discovered the world with kitesurfing connecting me to like-minded people. Whereby, I clearly felt a drive to not only share my passion for this incredible sport but to also show the lifestyle that comes with it which continues to hold until today.

During my teaching career, I realised that competing in parallel was not compatible. So, I decided to stop competing and focus on creating my own kiteboarding school, Free Your Mind.

Thereafter, entering into the kitesurfing industry with my son and husband in hand, moving to Sri Lanka to set up a kite equipment factory, organising events such as the Youth Olympic Qualifiers in and the GKA World Cup in Dakhla, working in the largest watersport resort on site.

Nowadays, I love to share my time with open-minded people who enjoy experiencing a new lifestyle. Which is best combined with Yoga, the perfect supplement to kitesurfing.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 started kitesurfing in Kiel​

  • 2005 kite instructor assistant on Djerba, Tunisia

  • 2006  kite instructor on Fehmarn

  • 2007 German vice snow-kiteboarding champion, Reschensee in South Tyrol

  • 2007 Rebel TV - City Guide Tarifa

  • 2008 filmed with MTV Hotsports a kite movie in Fuerteventura and moved to St. Pere Pescador to work as a kite instructor​

  • 2008 3rd Freestyle German kiteboarding champion

  • 2009 4th BKSA Hunstanton, UK

  • 2009 1st Queen of the Bay Dublin, Ireland

  • 2009 IKO Instructor Licence Level I

  • 2010 founding Free your Mind Experience in Tarifa, since then CEO

  • 2011 VDWS Instructor Licence

  • 2009-2012 Travelling to Egypt, Brazil, Venezuela, Zanzibar, Morocco, Canaries to kite, work & live

  • 2011 IKO Instructor Licence Level II

  • 2013 spent one year in Zanzibar managing 3 kite centres in 4/5* hotels

  • 2013 PKRA Dakhla Waves competition

  • 2014 IKO Instructor Licence Level III

  • 2014-2016 Production manager & Marketing manager for Zian kiteboarding

  • 2016-2018 Sports manager of 3 hotels, Dakhla Attitude, Westpoint & PK25 in Western Sahara, Dakhla​​

  • 2017-2018 Marketing Director 3 watersport hotels, Dakhla Attitude, Westpoint & PK25 in Western Sahara, Dakhla​

  • 2018-today GKA international Judge

    • The only female judge in the GKA Kitesurf World Tour.;)

  • 2018- today Event cooperation and marketer for​ different watersport companies