Alex Maes

NATIONALITY Belgian
KITING SINCE 2005
HOME SPOT Where the wind blows
MASTER DISCIPLINE Park riding
CABRINHA SET UP 142 CBL and Switchblade

What is your favorite trick? 

Rewinds all day!! It’s the best feeling to spin one way and go back the other way after grabbing your board for as long as you can!! 

How did you get into kiteboarding?

I had the chance to grow up in the windsurf/kitesurf (Matos) shop of my parents and it allowed me to start at a early age. I was dreaming of kiteboarding in the shop during the week and kitesurfing during the weekend with the Matos Family ;-) 

What motivated you to become a professional athlete?

It has been my dream for a as far as I can remember! I remember it was kind of weird growing up as a kid in the city to say you wanted to become a pro kiteboarder to your friends or teachers. A lot of my teachers laughed at me when I said I wanted to become pro in kiteboarding. I guess anything is possible if you believe in it!! 

What is #LiveFreeRideFree for you?

The van life! I feel free when the van is full of my favorite Cabrinha gear and ready to go explore! 

Your motto?

Happiness is only real when shared.

ALEX ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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