Based in South Africa, Langebaan Luca (19) has taken the Big Air scene by storm.
“I was first introduced to kitesurfing through my dad, who back in his day was a pro windsurfer.
"When I was nine years old, I was given a training kite. Every day I used to fly it on a field next to my house when I was on my study breaks. I had my first lessons at age 11 and never looked back. I learnt the basic kite flying through my dad and then had my first kiting lessons with Windchasers in Langebaan.”
Before Kiting, Luca led another dream, Canoeing. “From a young age, I was very into Canoeing. Before school, my dad and I would set off in the dark, using a head torch, to train. I competed for five years, which has taught me discipline and determination.
"I stopped competing as I got burned out and lost my passion for it. This was when I discovered kiting, which grabbed me from the start. Where I live lends itself to the best kiting conditions in the world."