Paul Serin

Rider Profile

Nickname: Paul

DOB: September 17, 1993

Hometown: Beziers, France

Home spot: Montpellier, Gruissan

Titles:

2014 3rd @Fuerteventura Grand Slam (Slalom)

2013 French Champion  

2011 French Junior Champion

2010 European Junior Champion

Sponsors: Naish, O’neill, Seventy One percent, Ozed Company

Website: www.paul-serin.com

Favorite Naish Gear: Torch 10m & Monarch 132

KB goals for 2014: Become European Champion & Place in Top 10 in the PKRA

Interview

When did you start riding?
My dad taught me how to ride at the age of 10, and then I totally hooked up with the sport.  Now it’s my life.

What is the last book you read?
The autobiography of Rafa Nadal! Really inspiring ;)

Favorite song right now:
Royals by Lorde.

When are you happiest?
When the wind is blowing and the sun is shining!

What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it?
My little trainer kite! I still have it somewhere in my garage…

There is no wind so I’m going to __________?
Surf, go to the gym, or look for a windy place ;)

What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
If you work harder than everyone, you can beat the best.

How many toenails have you lost since you started kiteboarding?
Since I’m riding with boots, a lot!

What are you craving at this very moment…
The beginning of the new season!

What’s the stupidest and/or meanest things someone has ever said to you in the water?
I was really far from the beach, (behind the reef) and a guy had dropped his kite…it was totally deflated. When I asked him for my help, he just answered…. “No, I’m fine, thanks! I just gonna inflate my kite with my mouth!” Seriously…

 

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