Steered by a strong wanderlust spirit, Rocio Reigert loves to spend as much time as she can outdoors and connected to nature. So much so that after graduating university and entering the workforce, she quickly realized she didn’t belong inside at all.
So, she left on a year-and-a-half-long roadtrip with her brothers around South America. During that time, she discovered kitesurfing and foiling, and her life drastically changed. Originally hailing from Argentina, she now knows the coasts and spots of the continent like the back her hand, from Peru to Brazil and southern California.
Rancho do Peixe, Brazil.
Carving on waves.
Getting barreled on a foil.
To enjoy nature, for the after-feeling, and for the connection with your board and foil.
Fruit salad with cacao nibs.
Can you tell us more about your passion for your sports?
From early on, my parents encouraged close contact with nature. We traveled every weekend to a house on the river and there I lived what today is still part of my best childhood memories. After finishing school, I entered college and subsequently started working, but I felt like I was wasting my time.
So, I gathered some courage and money. Then, together with my two brothers Juan and Fede, we decided to travel around South America. We bought a 1986 Volkswagen Combi and got on the road. It was during that experience that kite and surfing came in my life. At that time, I couldn't even imagine how those sports were going to transform myself. Feeling the wind in my face, the power of the sea and the unique dance of the waves became a great pleasure and something I can’t live without.
You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
Visit as many countries as possible and collaborate with socio-environmental organizations.
Words to live by?
After the storm, the sun always rises.
What is the most incredible thing that you have experienced?
Traveling around South America for a year and a half with my two brothers and our dog in our 1986 Combi.
What do you do with your day when there is no wave or wind?
Study, snowboard, cook, read, yoga, bike, swim or go to the gym.