Therese Taabbel

NATIONALITY DANISH
KITING SINCE Since the age of 11
HOME SPOT Copenhagen, Denmark
MASTER DISCIPLINE Freestyle
CABRINHA SET UP Cabrinha FX  & Xcal Carbon 135cm or my favourite XO board 136cm

What is your favorite trick?  

S-mobe.

How did you get into kiteboarding?

I started kitesurfing at a very young age. My dad was kitesurfing, and I would come and watch him at our homespot. From the first sight I was blown away, not only by the wind but mostly by the power of the kite taking the guys off the water. I had never seen anything like this before. I was SOLD, and nothing could stop me - not even my 25Kg of weight. A few years later I was feeling the adrenaline pumping in my body myself. Ever since I got my first kite, I have been passionated about this incredible sport, and I still am today. Today I share my passion with Cabrinha, and together we both do what we are best at; sharing our passion for kitesurfing with everybody on the water. 

What motivated you to become a professional athlete?

Since I started kitesurfing as a kid, I have always dreamt of traveling and competing around the world as a professional kitesurfer. Before even knowing what it meant, I told my parents, my friends, my school counsellor: when I grow up, I want to be a professional kitesurfer.  Now I am living my dream, dedicating my time to my passion. We can all have hard times or though sessions, but I always try to remember to have fun and never loose the part of enjoying the sport… Because that is why we all go on the water and give it all we have! It motivates me to experience new places, meet new people and push my limits. But I have also found a big motivation in inspiring other girls and women to learn kitesurfing, to follow their dreams, and to find their passion. Because I have learned that, when you do what you love, you can’t do wrong. 

What is #LiveFreeRideFree for you?

Cabrinha and myself share the exact same playground: the ocean. The love for the wind, the water and kitesurfing, and for me that is #LiveFreeRideFree.

Your motto?

Find your passion and what truly makes you happy.

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