I consider myself a successful person. In my life, I do pretty much what I want, be happy and kitesurf. This is not because I am lucky. This is because if I want something, I will fight for it until I get it. One day, I decided I wanted to start kitesurfing, and this is how I did it.
When I was a little child, I use to windsurf on Pals beach in Costa Brava, Spain. When the first kite appeared at the beach, my father booked me a lesson. I was super light so I couldn’t practice in the water. I found staying in the sand very boring so I went back to windsurfing.
I forgot about kiting until around 2010, when the idea of kitesurfing found a place among my ¨to-do dreams¨. I checked prices to take lessons at the nearest kitesurfing school but I found it too expensive. What was really stopping me from learning to kitesurf was the fact that I was looking for someone to share the experience with me and I couldn’t find them!
It took me a couple of years to meet the person who would become the one to start the adventure of kiting with me, and they were looking for someone too! We planned a road trip from Barcelona to Isla Canela, Spain, where we took kite lessons at KiteParadise. Good people, very affordable and an easy spot. The next step was to buy gear, which is very difficult when you have no idea what you are doing. I did it anyways. Then, I just needed to find a windy spot to kite and make it mine.
Since, my “to-do dreams” list has been full of awesome stuff such as “move to Barbados and kite every week”, “do JUST what I like, teach kiteboarding!”, “live two minutes away from my favorite kitesurfing spot”, “be happy…”.
Check your to-do list, and if kitesurfing is there, don’t stop yourself from making your dreams come true. Don’t leave the awesome stuff for tomorrow. Start.