Liam Whaley 16
Nationality : Spanish
Currently living in : Tarifa, Spain
Date of birth : 4 November 1996
Discipline : Freestyle / Big Air
Favorite spot : Rio Jara, Tarifa, Spain
Favorite move : Sbend 7
Inspirations : Other successful athletes in general
Major accomplishements

World Champion

If you stay motivated, focused and visualise your objective clearly there’s not much that can stop you.

One sentence about the products that you are using
For me, there is no moment where I feel more in control than when I have my kite in my hands and my board under my feet, my gear is part of me.

How did you get into kiteboarding?
My dad got me into at a young age. I would always go watch him kite and It looked like so much fun and freedom. I took a lesson in Tarifa when I was 8.

What do you do before getting in the water?
I visualize all the tricks that I want to land and I warm up well.

Tell us about your best kiting memory
The first time I went to Brazil and entered Cauipe lagoon I had this crazy sense of euphoria. That was when I had the most excitement because kitesurfing was new and every day I would progress a lot.

Your worst wipeout?
I have had some pretty gnarly back edges, front edges, out of m boots, landing on the beach but If you wipeout you get up. The worst thing is getting injured, I have had a lot of injuries and when it happens pain is not what hurts most at that moment, it’s to know that you won’t be able to ride for months.

Who you would like to say thank you to?
My dad for always believing in me and always being there while I pursued my dream and also my sponsors supporting me through victory and defeat. We win together and we lose together!

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