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Matt Elsasser

  • USA
  • 2009 Bridge Of The Gods Juniors 3rd Place, 2011 Bridge Of The Gods Mens 3rd Place, 2012 Columbia Gorge Blowout Race 6th place.

My parents are life long surfers and windsurfers and since birth my twin brother Cole and I have tagged along. One day while watching my parents windsurf in the Gorge something much cooler appeared, a kitesurfer. After seeing him jumping 30+ feet in the air I knew what I wanted to do. My brother and I begged my Mom and Dad for years before they eventually let us take a few lessons. Weighing less than 100 pounds, those first few lessons were exciting to say the least!

Since then kiting has become something my whole family participates in. We live for wind and waves. For me being in the water is what keeps me grounded and focused on the task at hand, it’s a place where I can release all of my energy into something I love to do. The ocean is the ultimate playground and a kite is the greatest vehicle to explore it with. It’s a pleasure to be on the Cabrinha team riding on what I strongly believe to be the finest kitesurfing equipment in the world!

I hope to see you on the water soon!


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