Tom Bridge

NATIONALITY BRITISH
KITING SINCE I started kiting when I was 7 on a 2007 Switchblade and have been hooked ever since.
HOME SPOT Exmouth, Devon
MASTER DISCIPLINE People probably know me as a freestyle rider but I really enjoy every aspect of kite foiling, wave riding, Big Air.
CABRINHA SET UP Cabrinha FX and a 141 Xcal Carbon

What is your favorite trick?  

It's got to be the triple halfcab just because it's such an intense trick and your spinning so fast sometimes you see stars when you land.

How did you get into kiteboarding?

From a young age I've always seen my mum and dad doing it and either I was sat on the beach watching them or sat on their shoulders whilst they were kiting.  I tried it for the first time when I was 7 in the Caribbean with my brothers and have been super into it ever since.

What motivated you to become a professional athlete?  

Well I never aspired to be a pro, I just loved kiting and had a lot of fun doing it so I think the more fun I have the better I can get at kiting. 

What is #LiveFreeRideFree for you? 

I think this just means that when you're on the water you have no restrictions and you can ride the way you want without being judged or feel under pressure from anyone.

Your motto? 

Have fun kiting and go out on the water as much as possible because the more you're on the water the better you're getting.

TOM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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