Jerome Cloetens



Tarifa, Spain



The world, I don’t believe in nationalities



Top 3 kitesurfing spots?

  • La Charca Tarifa spain
  • Cauipe Cumbuco Brazil
  • Greece mainland spots


Favourite gear setup?

Vegas 11m with small Click Bar 22m and a Gambler 139


The biggest achievements in your kiteboarding career

  • Spanish Champion men 2016
  • World Junior Champion 2013
  • European Junior Champion 2013
  • 2 times vice Spanish Champion
  • 9th in th world championships
  • Finalist at the world kiteboarding league 2017


Your hobbies aside kiteboarding?

Diving, Surfing and skyding all give me the same thrills that kiteboarding gives me.


What do you do on a day without wind?

I deep dive and if not I flyyy or I surf some waves if there are.


What style of music are you interested in?

 I love classics, I love deep tech, I love house music, rap, rb&b, hiphop, jazz, piano, reagge, flamenco, bossa nova, even somethimes I can hear reggeton and funk.

Music is 50% of my life. I have to hear music basically most time of the day.


How and why did you start kiteboarding?

My dad put me on a board when I was 6 and kept on insisting me to learn till I was 8 then I started to like it and since then I insisted him to go to the beach every single day.


Why are you riding for Duotone?

This brand together with the great people that represented the brand in Spain were there for me when I was a baby kid. And that means more to me than most of the other brand can give me.


What is your main goal for the future?

I want to make kiteboarding grow immensely before my career in this magic sport is done.


What training do you do to stay fit?

I kite and that gets you fit.
But for injuries and stuff I do specific training at the gym.


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

Deep dive photographer, something related to nature wild animals and extreme moments and sports.


What´s your favourite food?

Pizza & I’m a vegetarian :)


What did you always want to say?

Career with no passion sucks. Kissing with no passion sucks. Conversations with no passion sucks. Life with no passion sucks. So it’s time to get passionate.




Jerome Cloetens