Kitesurf Team rider- Sebastian Ribeiro

600km kite expedition where a poisoned fish got his leg swollen up

Name: Sebastian Ribeiro
Age: 25
Sport: Kitesurfing
Nationality: Brazilian
Titles: World Tour 3rd place 2013 / 2015

All images © Sebastian Ribeiro, Ydwer van der Heide, David Varekamp, Marcela Witt, Julius Dadalti

We are stoked to introduce our latest team member, the Brazilian kitesurf talent, Sebastian Ribeiro.

We checked in to hear how he got in to kiting, the highlights in his career and future plans.

How did you get in to kitesurfing?

After being frustrated standing on the beach watching the waves being shit because it was too windy I saw a kiter for the first time and then instantly decided that this was something I had to try!

This was really a game changer for me as it meant that I could now be out on the water no matter what the weather conditions were.

What’s your best achievement in your career so far?
It must be a couple of 3rd places on the world tour ( 2013 and 2015) and the 2nd at One Eye last year.

You recently did a 600km downwind kite expedition during 6 days, can you tell us about it? 

It was the most amazing experience! I really love expeditions like this were you pack your gear, kite for miles and reach places were no one is to be seen.

You have to be ready to solve problems on the way because problems will happen along the way and when it happens it’s up to you to make the best out of the situation.

On Day 4 I stepped on a poisoned fish so my foot and leg swollen really bad and I still had 70 miles to ride.

I really thrive for epic adventures like this!

Do you have any exciting future plans you can share with us?
We are planing to do a 1000 km downwind! More info on this is yet to come…

I’m also planning to do the RedBull Ragnarok one day which would be a cool experience.

We are proud to have Sebastian on our team and look forward to follow him on the World Tour.

Follow Sebastian on his upcoming adventures on Instagram and feel free to subscribe to our new YouTube channel- TEAM SUBTECH where we will go hang out with Sebastian and our other team riders in our upcoming episodes.

To get a glimpse of what it’s like competing on the world tour, hang out with our team riders partners and of course with some cool action shots.

TEAM SUBTECH on YouTube LINK.