Simon Joosten 3
Nationality : German
Currently living in : Barbados
Date of birth : 12 August 1996
Discipline : Strapless Wave, Strapless Freestyle, Kite-Foil, Surf-Foil
Favorite spot : Secret Spot, Barbados
Favorite move : Backroll shuv-it rodeo kite loop, frontroll arodeo tic-tac
Inspirations : My mother and father
Major accomplishements

5th place World Cup Fuerteventura 2018,
3rd place World Cup Sylt, Germany 2019 single-elimination,
4th place World Cup Sylt, Germany 2019 double elimination,
6th  place World Cup Dakhla 2019,
6th place World Cup Prea, Brazil 2019.

New kite hydro-foil record of 4h20min going around the whole island of Barbados from Bridgetown clockwise around back to Bridgetown (broke previous record of 5hr38min from Kevin Talma 2018) and 1st place overall racing against the sailing boats, windsurfers and kiters in the 2019 Round the Island Regatta in Barbados.

Be positive, humble and strong, follow no wickedness and indulge in no wrong.

One sentence about the products that you are using
Amazing quality and performance. Also, the most beautiful equipment on the market!

How did you get into kiteboarding?
I got into kiteboarding by my Father who was running a kite and windsurf school in Barbados since I was a baby, so basically growing up around the beach and seeing surfing, windsurfing and kiting in front my eyes every day made me get into it at an early age.

What do you do before getting in the water?
Sometimes I’m so hungry to get on the water that I don’t do anything but rush to get out there ASAP! But most days I do a little bit of stretching before my session and I also think about what new tricks I can try to do when I get out on the water.

Tell us about your best kiting memory
My best kite surf memory would be when I was riding waves on the outer reef at Silver Sands Beach in Barbados. I did a long tac out to sea to get back upwind and came within a few meters of a massive humpback whale and I actually made eye-contact with him. It was definitely scary and amazing at the same time.

Your worst wipeout?
My worst wipeout would probably be when I was kiting in 45 knts in Fuerteventura and did a big kiteloop but lost orientation and crashed head-first causing me to burst my eardrum 2 days before the competition started.

Who you would like to say thank you to?
God, my family and everyone that has shown me love and respect throughout my life.

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