Artem Garashchenko



Yekaterinburg, Russia





Top 3 kitesurfing spots?

  • Mezhvodnoe, Crimea. For sure one of the best places. There are warm climate, flat water, pretty cheap and a couple of handmade sliders for having fun every day.
  • Taiba, Brazil as for everyone else. It's a real kiteboarding gym with perfect conditions.
  • Col du Lautaret, France is my favourite place for snowkiting. It's a small canyon surrounded by huge mountains with plenty of opportunities to ride. Hills, kickers, powder, 1 minute flights and windy almost every winter day!


Favourite gear setup?

Duotone Vegas 11m or 13m with the small Click Bar and Gambler 139 for freestyle and 143 for park riding.


The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career

4x snowkite world champion


Your hobbies aside kiteboarding?

Wakeboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding


What do you do on a day without wind?

I’d like to say I’m travelling around but honestly working and editing on my computer.


What style of music are you interested in?

I don’t have specific preferences, almost everything instead of pop songs.


How and why did you start kiteboarding?

My father was one the first kiteboarders in Russia; by the age of 9 he started teaching me how to ride.


Why are you riding for Duotone?

It’s the best gear and people, I’ve never seen people who loves kiteboarding so much. And together we can make the best equipment in the best working conditions.


What is your main goal for the future?

To ride and compete as good as possible regardless on the water, snow or park and realize interesting ideas.


What training do you do to stay fit?

Kiteboarding makes almost everything what we need to stay fit, but with stretching in the morning and warming up before every session is even better.


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

It is hard to say, I’m happy that kiteboarding took me over :)


What´s your favourite food?

Grilled zucchini and burgers!


What did you always want to say?

Shred for all meatballs! It means ride as hard as you could!


Artem Garashchenko


Artem Garashchenko