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Simon
Joosten

Barbadian by adoption since he was two and a half months old, Simon is a waverider addict. He owes his apprenticeship to his father who was one of the pioneers of kitesurfing in Barbados. For Simon, there are no limits to this sport. He likes to reinvent and improve himself every day.

Our "White Lion" from Barbados subdued the ocean in his own humble way.

STAY HUMBLE.

Nationality BARBADIAN Age 1996
HOMESPOT
Silver Rock Beach, Barbados
FAVORITE TRICK
Backroll shuvit into a Rodeo kiteloop
DREAM TRICK
313, boogie-loop
3 REASONS TO GO KITING
Passion, fun, happiness
BIGGEST INSPIRATION
My mother and father
FAVORITE MEAL
Barbadian Ital Food. (Vegan food cooked and sold by Rastas all over Barbados, with strictly organic local ingredients and vegetables)
“ My passion for kitesurfing is a serious thing. ”

Simon Interview

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

My passion for kitesurfing is a serious thing. From since I started I knew it was something I would be doing for the rest of my life and up to this day after almost 12 years of being on the water I have still not lost any bit of motivation to get out there. It’s almost like kiting is impossible to become boring for me. It’s like I’m addicted to just try to keep getting better at it every day.

 

You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
Nothing outrageous. Probably make sure my family has all they need so we can all live a healthy, happy life, without lack of anything.

 

Next destination?

Cabo Verde, GKA Kitesurf World Tour 2020.

“ It’s like I’m addicted to just try to keep getting better at it every day. ”
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

Coming within a few meters of a massive humpback whale and really making eye-contact with him during a session on the outer reef in Barbados. Scary but amazing!!

 

What are you doing during a day without wind?

Surfing, foiling, skateboarding or riding motocross.

 

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