Francesca Bagnoli








Top 3 kitesurfing spots?

-Stagnone, Sicily. In my opinion this is one of the best spot in Europe! We have a huge lagoon, flat water and very stable wind. Learning new tricks here is super easy!

-Taiba, Brazil. My favorite spot for the winter training. November is the best month to go there because all the riders are there and shredding the lagoon with them is something very exciting and it helps you to push your limits and improve your riding.

-Langebaan. Strong wind, cold water.. Perfect conditions to get your tricks very consistent.


Favourite gear setup?

11m Vegas, Small click bar with Wakestyle chicken loop and Team Series 138 and Duotone Boots.


The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career

-5x Italian champion

-3rd at the world kiteboarding league 2017


Your hobbies aside kiteboarding?

Yoga, Music, Books


What do you do on a day without wind?

I have many passions. Of course I do love kiteboarding, but if the wind doesn’t show up for me is not a big problem! :) I do love having yoga sessions, playing guitar and I’m also studying Sport Science. I’m pretty busy and I have always something to do!!!!


What style of music are you interested in?

Mostly rock music.


How and why did you start kiteboarding?

I started kiteboarding in 2009 thanks to my dad. He’s a kiter and he taught me how to ride, we’ve been always together and sharing this passion with him is something magical. I started when I was 15 even though he and my mother thought I was far too small for such a physical sport. But I fought hard to prove them wrong as I fell in love with kiteboarding at first sight.


Why are you riding for Duotone?

Duotone is not only having the best gear but it’s also having the best team who support you in every situation.


What is your main goal for the future?

I would like to be on the podium again during the next world championship :) :)


What training do you do to stay fit?

I have a Personal trainer, his name is Francesco Cerrai and together we plan my trainings in view of my next competitions.


What would have been your job if you wouldn´t be a pro kiteboarder?

I would do something connected to the gymnastics world.


What´s your favourite food?



What did you always want to say?

Be patient, everything comes to you in the right moment.




Francesca Bagnoli