Claudia León Martínez
Los Narejos, Murcia (Spain)
Top 3 kitesurfing spots?
Favourite gear setup?
My 9m Vegas and the 134cm Team Series are the best ones for freestyle!!
The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career
I am 3x Spanish Champion and 4x Junior World Champion of freestyle kiteboarding.
Your hobbies aside kiteboarding?
I love hanging out with my friends and listening to music.
What do you do on a day without wind?
I usually study and go out with my parents or with my friends. I also go to the gym sometimes.
What style of music are you interested in?
I really like pop-rock music, especially Queen, and I even listen to soul music, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
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?
I would be a student, because I haven’t finished high school yet. Then I would study a degree in cinema and TV, and I’d been film editor or director.
What´s your favourite food?
I really like my dad’s pasta, and my grandma’s lentils are the best ones I’ve ever tasted.
What did you always want to say?
"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit FLY" (Van Morrison)