Addicted to the adrenaline rush, huge megaloops and the thrill of Big Air kiteboarding, Clément Huot is not afraid of much. The 21-year-old rarely misses a day on the water when the wind is howling, and he loves reaching new heights in every sense of the word.
The Frenchman loves competing on the biggest stages of Big Air, even participating in the Red Bull King of the Air at 17 years old. Recognized for his high-flying tricks and innovative style, he is always up to go wherever the wind takes him.
STAY IN THE AIR.
Lancieux, Brittany, France.
Cape Town, South Africa.
Sharing, fun and adrenaline.
Mother Nature and Ruben Lenten.
Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for your sport?
I was watching my dad windsurfing and a kite surfer came up to me while I was in the water and asked me if everything was ok. I immediately put myself in his shoes and pictured myself kite surfing. I was 9 years old. Right after that, I asked my dad to buy me a traction kite and everything started from there. It was honestly a very chaotic and scary beginning.
I learned alone with my father to fly my kite on the beach, and I often found myself in complicated situations because the wind was very strong and I couldn’t control anything.
My first ride was about two years later, and my passion only grew from there until I wanted to do nothing else but kite surf.
You just won the lottery, what do you do first?
I simply look for wind… I don’t need anything else after all!
Favorite quote or words to live by?
Live with the wind and work on days without.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?
Be able to share sessions on the water with my family.
What do you do with your day when there is no wind?
I play tennis, surf for fun, and I simply just do a lot of sports and physical preparation.