Professional Kiteboarder

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Bio

Date of birth: 17/09/1995
Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
Current Location: Around the world
Kiteboarding: 6 years
Competing: 4 years
Discipline: Freestyle and Big Air
Gear: Best GP and Brunotti Riptide 136cm
Best results:

1st Sosh Freestyle Cup 2017
7th World Kiteboarding League France 2017
1st Spanish freestyle Championships 2016
1st Sosh Freestyle Cup 2016
5th World Kiteboarding League New Caledonia 2016
5th World Kiteboarding League Cabarete 2016
7th World Kiteboarding League Germany 2016
1st Spanish freestyle Championships 2015
1st Spanish Freestyle Cup 2015
3rd at the VKWC Tarifa 2015
7th PKRA freestyle Tarifa 2014
7th PKRA freestyle Germany 2014

Salt water runs through her vain as her parents are Spanish windsurfing champions and dad was amongst the first to start kiteboarding in Spain.

Obviously Rita couldn‘t be kept away from the water. By then she was windsurfing and sailing. It took another six years until she discovered her true passion: Kiteboarding!

In 2014 she switched to online schooling and started traveling the world to train and shoot videos in the best conditions. She was able to compete for her first time at some PKRA stops.

In 2015 she became Spanish Champion and she joined the international kite world tour and gets her first podium with a 3rd place in Tarifa, Spain.

She is been recognized by the Sports Council and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation as a high performance athlete.

 

“Kiteboarding has definitely taken over my life. The sport means a lot to me and my main motivation is to keep making it bigger by showing people how amazing it is, competing to compare my kite skills with the other girls and get the chance to travel around the world!”

Fecha de nacimiento: 17/09/1995
Lugar de nacimiento: Barcelona, España
Residencia actual: varias
Kiteboarding: 6 años
Compitiendo: 4 años
Disciplina: Freestyle y Big Air
Material: Best GP y tabla Brunotti Riptide 136
Mejores resultados:

1ª Sosh Freestyle Cup 2017
7ª World Kiteboarding League Francia 2017
1ª Cto. España Freestyle 2016
1ª Sosh Freestyle Cup 2016
5ª World Kiteboarding League Nueva Caledonia 2016
5ª World Kiteboarding League Cabarete 2016
7ª World Kiteboarding League Alemania 2016
1ª Cto. España Freestyle 2015
1ª Copa España Freestyle 2015
3ª Cto. del mundo Big Air Tarifa (PKRA) 2015
7ª Cto. del mundo Freestyle Tarifa(PKRA) 2014
7ª Cto. del mundo Alemania (PKRA) 2014

Rita Arnaus nace en el seno de una familia de deportistas, padre y madre campeones de España de windsurf, siendo su padre pionero del Kitesurf en España.

Se inicia en el windsurf y vela ligera a los 10 años, hasta que a los 16 años descubre su auténtica pasión: el Kitesurf y su disciplina el Freestyle.

En el 2014, empieza a estudiar por internet para poder viajar y entrenar en las mejores condiciones, y compite en el Circuito Mundial.

En 2015 se proclama Campeona de España por primera vez y participa en el circuito mundial donde obtiene su primer podio con un 3er lugar.

El Consejo Superior de Deportes y la Real Federación Española de Vela la reconocen como deportista de alto rendimiento con el diploma DAR.

 

“Definitivamente el kite ha tomado mi vida. Este deporte significa mucho para mi, y mi principal motivación es seguir haciéndolo grande mostrando a la gente lo genial que es, compitiendo para medir mi nivel con otras chicas y tener la oportunidad de viajar alrededor del mundo!”