3x French Champ & World top 6 Kitesurfer
After a really bad crash he’s now more determined than ever to get back to the top
Name: Paul Serin
Titles: 3x French Champion. World Top 6
All images © Paul Serin
We are proud to introduce our latest team member, the 3x French kite champion, Paul Serin.
We checked in to hear how he got in to the sport and his road back to recovery after blowing up his knee after a big crash during the 2016 season finals.
I was born in a small city in the south of France near the sea, and when I was young I was going every weekend to the beach with my dad to watch him windsurf.
And now I’ve been kitesurfing for 13 years with the same love for the sport with a little difference, that today this is my job as well!
What is it like travelling the world competing on the world tour?
It has always been my dream to be on the road all the time, jumping from one plane to another, and crossing the world all year.
Yes, last year in December during the final of the 2016 season, I blew up my knee on a hard landing.
At first I couldn’t believe it and I kept saying to myself “you’re fine, you’re fine”. I changed all my flights and went home as fast as I could. On the MRI we saw a broken cross ligament and some damage on the meniscus…
I was mostly laying down on my bed the first weeks so I watched a lot of videos from Lindsey Vonn the famous ski racer who’s been through a lot of knee injuries, this helped me a lot to keep the motivation.
This is the most amazing sport I’ve tried, when you’re riding you feel the freedom and the adrenaline at the same time this is so unique.
It’s a bit different this year with my injury, but I’ll be back on the water full on beginning of June. Luckily I missed only one stop of the season, so I’ll be back on the second one in July.
When I’m training in Brazil or Sri lanka we’re always looking for the best freestyle spot, we have to take our camera gear on our back to bring back some film for the sponsor…
…and I was looking for a perfect bag to keep my camera gear and even my drone dry during those session, I guess I just found it.
I took my Pro Drybag on my SUP to shoot some drone footage the other day.
Follow Paul on his road back to recovery on his Instagram
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We are proud to have Paul on our team can’t wait to see him back on top of his game Link