16 year old Cabrinha Team Rider and 2008 Youth Empire Winner Dan Sweeney takes the overall win for the Juniors 2009 British Kitesurfing Surfing Freestyle Championships.
The British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) hold 6 events across the UK where kitesurfers show off their skills by jumping over 40-ft in the air with a combination of spins, twists and tricks that involve looping the kite in the air generating an amazing amount of power. Truly a sport that's not for the faint hearted. Dan was awarded the title at the end of year championships in Redcar on October 10th 2009.
Last year Dan won the ‘Youth Empire’ support by showing that he had the dedication and motivate in becoming a professional kitesurfer beating 25 other talented young kitesurfers under 18 in the UK. Dan won a full years support on Cabrinha Kitesurfing products as well as help with mentoring and training. Since then Dan has been involved in moving the Youth Empire program forward and helping other young people reach their goals and dreams in kitesurfing.
This year Dan travelled to Barbados with the new 2009 Cabrinha Nomad kites to get a little training in and test ride the new Cabrinha 2010 kites. Since then Dan has been asked to go back with the support of Virgin Airlines to help promote the other islands. Dan has become a international star.
For 2010 Dan has secured national sponsorship from Cabrinha UK as a team rider and he now moves into the UK professional circuit container for the 2010 professional title.