Let’s be honest. We are addicted to social media. Sometimes it is nice to run away from reality or just do a long morning scroll. We like to know what our friends, family and even haters are doing. Also, we all follow our favorite athletes and we know that they are living the dream. They always have good stories to tell, adventures to share, stoked places and tricks to show. It’s always damn fun and interesting to watch their daily lives.
Here’s a list of the top ten most popular kitesurfers in social media, weighted by followers on Instagram.
#1 Gisela Pulido – 72.7 k followers
Gisela Pulido a Spanish kitesurfer, is the youngest world champion and incredibly won the World Champion title 10 times! Now, she is taking a break from intensive training and is currently traveling around the world. Recently, she founded NGO named Kids Dreamers Project and also started her vlog.
#2. Paula Novotna -50.4 k Followers
Paula Novotna is from the Czech republic and finished 5th in the WKL Kiteboarding World Cup 2017. Currently she is traveling and kitesurfing around the world.
#3. RUBEN LENTEN- 47.6 k Followers
Ruben Lenten is a professional athlete who loves mega loops, adventures, connecting with people and living life to the fullest. This Dutch pro kitesurfer won the Red Bull King of the Air in 2005. But the biggest challenge and achievement of his life was beating cancer. Now he is back on track, so he is training, traveling, chasing storms and enjoying life to the fullest.
#4. Youri Zoon 45.1k followers
Youri Zoon is a Dutch kitesurfer, 2011 & 2012 PKRA World Champion. Currently he is traveling and kitesurfing around the world.
#5. Kevin Langeree – 43.6k followers
Dutch kitesurfer, Kevin Langeree won Freestyle World Champion title in 2009 and King of the Air in 2014. Currently he is doing weekly vlogs where he shares how he travels, rides, trains in the gym, rides mega waves, foils and much more.
#6. Bruna Kajiya- 42.7 Followers
Bruna Kajiya, a Brazilian pro kitesurfer, 2015 & 2016 Freestyle World Champion. She is dedicated to getting more girls involved in water sports. Currently she is traveling and kitesurfing around the world.
#7. Nick Jacobsen- 39.7k Followers
‘Daredevil’ also known as Nick Jacobsen is a Danish pro kitesurfer who jumped off Burj Al Arab in Dubai– one of the tallest buildings in the world.
#8. Aaron Hadlow -39.6k Followers
British kitesurfer Aaron Hadlow, won the PKRA World Championships five times. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was crowned the Red Bull King of the Air and is currently traveling and kitesurfing around the world.
#9. Keahi de Aboitiz 32.7k Followers
Australian born Keahi de Aboitiz lives in Australia and Hawaii. He started kitesurfing at age 11 and begun competing in freestyle competitions. However, freestyle wasn’t enough for him so he now focuses on strapless wave riding, competing in wave competitions and chasing swells around the world.
#10. Annabel van Westerop 24.4 Followers
Annabel van Westerop is a 23 years old from the Netherlands and she has been living in Aruba since she was 11. Competing in freestyle since 2013 she travels around the world kitesurfing and practices yoga.
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