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Matt
Maxwell

Matt lives at the beach in the windy city of Cape Town, the perfect playground for a waterman.

He hardly spends a day without being on the water: He does kite, sup, surf, surf foil & downwind, with a great level in each discipline. And he still finds time to study industrial design!

 

STAY ON THE WATER.

Nationality South African Age 20
HOMESPOT
Sunset Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
FAVORITE TRICK
Rodeo Kite Loop
DREAM TRICK
Triple Front Roll
3 REASONS TO GO KITING
Fun on the water with friends, Escape from reality,
Time to push my limits
BIGGEST INSPIRATION
Mitu Monteiro
FAVORITE MEAL
Sushi
"I struggle to go one day without!”

Matt Interview

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

My dad took me to Langebaan, South Africa when I was a kid and within a few days I was hooked. Since then, living in the wind magnet of the world, Cape Town, it has just been something that I struggle to go one day without.

 

You just won the lottery, what would you do first?

I would buy kites for all the underprivileged children living in Cape Town so that they could learn to kite and use our wind to train everyday and become professional kiters.

 

Next destination?

Madagascar.

“My dad took me to Langebaan,... and within a few days I was hooked.”
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

Being woken up at 3AM in the Maldives to swim with whale sharks in the dark, in the middle of nowhere off a yacht.

 

What are you doing during a day without wind?

I am either in the water foiling, SUP’ing or surfing, or I am at university studying industrial design.

 

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