Ismail Adarzane 8
Nationality : Moroccan
Currently living in : Essaouira, Morocco
Date of birth : 28 November 1988
Discipline : Wave Riding, Strapless Freestyle
Favorite spot : Sidi Kaouki
Favorite move : Front Shove-it
Inspirations : Mitu Monteiro
Major accomplishements

2014 French champion

Getting married and being a Dad

Set your goals and work hard for it!

One sentence about the products that you are using.
I love the BANDIT, how smooth it is and how it reacts whenever I’m surfing or freestyling. I can easily say it’s the best kite on the market.

How did you get into kiteboarding?
When you grow up surfing in Essaouira, “the city of the wind”, it’s hard not to become addicted to kitesurfing. It all started when I saw a few locals coming to the spot to kitesurf. They were jumping and flying, and that’s what made me want to try it. But at the time, I didn’t have enough money, so I had to convince my older brother, who was also surfing, to buy some gear so that we could learn together. And since then, I’ve never stopped.

What do you do before getting in the water?
I listen to good music to get pumped and to go into full “shred mode”.

Tell us about your best memory on the water.
There are too many best sessions out there. The best ones for me are when I’m out in the dark no matter if the sun comes up or down. There is something special about those sessions that I can’t explain.

Your worst wipeout?
I was SUP’ing on some big waves and my leash broke when I alone at the peak and quite far from the beach. I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life because I almost died. I was waiting  for a wave when a huge set arrived. The first duck dive was fine but I felt my leash break underwater. As I popped my head out of the water, I saw the next huge set that was coming for me. I was essentially hit in the face by these waves and had to paddle hard into the current to get out. I was out of breath. The first thing I did when I reached the beach was thank God.

Who you would like to say thank you to?
The F-ONE family, who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to follow my dreams and become a top rider. And to my wife for her unconditional support that helps me do what I love and pushes me to get better.

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