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Pauline
Valesa

From New-Caledonia, Pauline has a sparkling & dreamy spirit.

She is travelling for the world tour all year but her favorite moments are not the noisy & stressful times of competition, she’s more into discovering wild & quiet places with her kite.

STAY DREAMY.

Nationality FRENCH Age 21
HOMESPOT
South of France, Port Camargue or Gruissan
are kind of my homespots!
FAVORITE TRICK
Heart Attack
DREAM TRICK
Teleportation!
3 REASONS TO GO KITING
Fun, family/Friend, freedom
BIGGEST INSPIRATION
Bruna Kajiya
FAVORITE MEAL
Poached eggs and avocado toasts
for a perfect breakfast or brunch!
“ I flew my first kite when I was 11... ”

Pauline Interview

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

I flew my first kite when I was 11 with my parents and the following years I was able to kitesurf! It was a wonderful moment and I have not stopped since then! Each year I was really excited about going during 2-3 weeks in Greece or in Spain to practice this discipline. Arrived to my 14 years old we moved with my family in New Caledonia and during 5 years I took advantage of this beautiful place as much as possible and my passion for kiteboarding has only increased!

 

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

I don't really know, I'm already super happy about what I have!

 

Next destination?

Tarifa! This year I’m following all the GKA Kiteboarding world tour and the next stop is in the south of Spain, in this amazing place where I already went with my parents and my brother few years ago. I'm really happy to go back after all this time and to compete again.

“ We moved with my family in New Caledonia,... and my passion for kiteboarding has only increased! "
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

I'm thinking directly to the session between the Icebergs when we went in Iceland 2 years ago with the Manera crew. The landscape was insane, it was really different compared to all of the spots I visited before. For sure to ride in cold water surrounded by all these big pieces of ice and some seals who went out at various moments is one of the biggest thing that I have experienced.

 

What are you doing during a day without wind?

It really depends on where I am, but if there are not enough wind to kite during a trip or a competition I will take the opportunity to do some stretching, doing other sports, discovering new places, enjoying my time with friends...

 

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