Gio’s story

Kiter. Gio
Kite. Kiteloose
How did you discover your passion for kitesurfing?
Since I was a child I was passionate about kites. Every time I went to the sea, I had to have my kite with me.
In 2015, while I was on holyday in Costa Rica, I decided I wanted to learn wave surfing. Back then I wasn’t aware of the existence of kitesurfing; I had never seen it before. Prior to taking my first surf lesson I watched some videos on youtube, and at one point I saw a guy riding the waves with a surf board and a sail.
I was so fascinated by this video, that I started following the youtuber / kiter channel. That day I discovered a new sport: Kitesurfing. So I started looking for a school to take lessons. I did the basic course on Lake Como and then I practiced a few hours in Sicily at Lo Stagnone. My holidays are now mainly based on finding new spots to visit and new people to meet.
How was your first time?
The first hours of lesson were not so easy, because you have to constantly look at the wing. In fact, the following day I got up with neck pain. But as soon as I started making the first edge, I realized that was the right sport for me.
Which seas have you crossed the waves?
Como Lake (it’s not a sea but, oh well, it’s still a place I’ve visited), Garda Lake. Sicily – Stagnone, Gela, Puzziteddu. Egypt – Safaga. Calabria – Punta Pellaro. Ticino Switzerland – Magliaso. Bali – Thailand.
Tell us about the most beautiful adventure you have experienced with your kite.
In Punta Pellaro, during a sunset in July 2020, I kited for almost 1 hour, perfect wind, perfect temperature, perfect sun rays and Sicily in the background. That was one of the best moments with my kite.
Which garments would you like your kite to transform into?
A jacket and a backpack.

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