Matt Maxwell 9
Nationality : South African
Currently living in : Cape Town, South Africa
Date of birth : 21 September 1999
Discipline : Strapless surf and freestyle, SUP, downwind SUP foil, surf foil
Favorite spot : One Eye in Mauritius
Favorite move : Rodeo Kite Loop
Inspirations : Mitu Monteiro, Raphael Salles
Major accomplishements

Men’s South African Kitesurfing Champion 2019
Junior South African Kitesurfing Champion 2017
Junior South African SUP Champion 2017
9th at ISA SUP World Championships 2018

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life

How did you get into kiteboarding ?

My dad took me to Langebaan, South Africa when I was a kid and within a few days I was hooked.

What do you do before getting in the water ?

As little as possible. There’s no time to waste!

Tell us about your best memory on the water.

Surfing and SUP-ing perfect waves with just my mom, dad and brother out in the Maldives.

Your worst wipeout? 

Bouncing upside-down off the reef on a slab that my brother and I were dumb enough to surf in the Maldives.

Who you would like to say thank you to ?

My parents, Dave and Sue for believing in me, and Bruce Chrystal from F-ONE South Africa for the support.

One sentence about the products that you are using

What I love about the BANDIT is that even when I’m not looking at my kite, it’s always exactly where I want it to be.

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