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Claudia León Martinez

Nationality
Spanish

Homespot
Los Narejos, Murcia, Spain

Date of Birth
31.08.2001

Kitesurfing since
2011

Favorite Spot
For me, the best spot for freestyle kiteboarding is Taiba lagoon, in Brazil, because of the long flat water distance and the perfect wind for landing new tricks.

Another amazing spot, this time in Europe, is Drepano (Greece). I went there for the first time in 2023 and I fell in love with the steady winds and the beautiful landscapes.

Last but not least, I’ll always have a special love for my  homespot, the Mar Menor, in Murcia (Spain). The best season there is Spring and I can kite quite a lot on almost flat water.

Favorite Gear Set-Up
My freestyle guns are my 10m and 11m Vegas kites, my 140cm Team Series board and the 5th line Clickbar. I love every session with this gear.

Biggest Career Achievement
Since I started competing at the age of 12, I’ve been 4 times Junior World champion and I finished 4th in the GKA Kite World Tour freestyle in the absolute women division. I also won a GKA event in 2022 in Saudi Arabia, and that made me the happiest girl in the world.

YOUR HOBBIES ASIDE KITEBOARDING?

I really like learning new computer developing skills as well as looking for new trips when I have the time. I also love listening to music every moment I can.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY WITHOUT WIND? 

I usually go to the gym for staying strong and injury prevention. I always find different things to do too!

WHAT STYLE OF MUSIC ARE YOU INTERESTED IN? 

My favourite music styles are difficult to determine, because sometimes I like to listen to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerarld as well as all the soul and jazz legends, but the next day I’m listening to rock or some latin trap radio hits.

HOW AND WHY DID YOU START KITEBOARDING? 

I started when I was nearly 10 because my dad told me he was going to do a kiteboarding lesson, and I wanted to try it too. I fell in love with it when I crashed into the water for the first time!

WHY ARE YOU RIDING FOR DUOTONE?

I really like them as a brand because the quality of their products is really good and they have all I need to enjoy my freestyling sessions as well as any other discipline of kiteboarding. Also, they gave me the oportunity to follow my dreams.

WHAT IS YOUR MAIN GOAL FOR THE FUTURE?

I really hope to be freestyle World Champion one day and to travel around the globe discovering new places to ride and meet new people with different cultures.

WHAT TRAINING DO YOU DO TO STAY FIT? 

I go to the gym twice a week with my personal trainer, and I try not to eat junk food or sweets.

WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR JOB IF YOU WOULDN´T BE A PRO KITEBOARDER? 

Maybe I’d be a backend developer or an ethical hacker, which is what I’m studying for right now. I also wanted to be a mechanical engineer before deciding to be a pro kiteboarder.

WHAT´S YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD? 

I’m in love with pasta (especially the one my father makes) and all types of carbohydrates you can ever imagine, hahaha. I also love veggies and salads. Don’t usually have problems with any type of meal.

WHAT DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO SAY?

Believe there’s always a way to fulfill your dreams and you’ll be a happy and resilient person.

Favorite Gear Set-Up

Vegas

FREESTYLE / WAKESTYLE

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Team Series SLS

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Click Bar Quad Control

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Dice SLS

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Jaime SLS

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