stay salty

Etienne
Lhote

Etienne started Kitesurfing in 1993, as a true kite & windsurf lover, it felt natural for him to try Kiting. Since then he has done it all: Freestyle world tour, wave world tour, adventurer, coach…

Born in French Brittany and still living there, he enjoys nature and wild landscapes, he’s the guy that feels at ease in a cold Iceland storm. He’s probably the most passionate Kiteboarder in the world, and this passion doesn’t change a bit over the year.

STAY WILD.

Nationality FRENCH Age 36
HOMESPOT
West brittany
FAVORITE TRICK
Mega-loop
DREAM TRICK
Blind Judge 5
3 REASONS TO GO KITING
Be with ocean, be in the air, play with elements
BIGGEST INSPIRATION
Flash Austin, Lou Waiman
FAVORITE MEAL
Galette complète
“ For me, kite is an amazing engin... ”

Etienne Interview

Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for kitesurfing?

For me, kite is a amazing engin, who can drive to the big wave riding and also to the summit of mountains. Now with the kitefoil I can sail so fast with almost no wind that give an incredible feeling of freedom. So many things to experience with the same kite.   

 

You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
I probably look to find a sailing boat to travel and share this sport with friends. It could start with a northern Europe tour, and continuous Canary caribbean.... or maybe give all to popular help.  

 

Next destination?

Ireland is one of the best place in Europe to find good waves and wind. And it's near about my home. Irish people are so cool, weather is fresh, and landscape super green. I love this place.

“ So many things to experience with the same kite. ”
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

Ski-kite is one of the most coolest sport. You can ride up the mountains, fly down or free ski and enjoy six hours of ride by day. The potentiel is huge considering Scandinavia and the Alpes. This is a super easy sport.

 

What are you doing during a day without wind?

Surfing, is an other passion complementary with kiteboarding.  

 

Next Athlete
Pauline Valesa
Meet Pauline

ManeraNewsletter

Join our adventure

Be the very first to hear about our new products & innovations, along with our athletes adventures & projects.

Sign up
Go To Top