Liam Whaley 2
Profile
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.

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 visualise 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 everyday 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 in that moment, its knowing that you wont 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 loose together!

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