Karl Teien

Karl Teien

Age: 30

Country: Norway

Specialty: Freestyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koteien

Instagram: @heltkaos

Twitter: @karlteien

Website: http://heltkaos.strikingly.com

Birthday: 29 February, 1988

Current Residence: Stavanger, Norway

Home spot or break: Stavanger Area for water kiting and the Hardangervidda plateau for snowkiting

Titles: 1st place, KO Invitational

Currently riding: Torch & Stomp in the flats, Pivot & GoTo in the waves

Other Sponsors: Fluid, U.Go

Hobbies: Like any good Norwegian, I love both Nordic skiing and freeskiing. I also wakeboard, surf, and play the guitar and piano.


How did you get into Kiting? 
After watching a video of Norwegian kite pioneers Arnulf Refsnes and Christopher Dons doing triple back rolls on Naish X4 kites, I went straight to the only kite store in my area and bought my first kite (my mom help pay for half).

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
The ocean. I’m Pisces, so I guess it’s my natural habitat!

What’s in your backpack when traveling?
My carry-on backpack is always filled with an extra kite that I couldn’t stuff into my kite bag. Plus a book that I will never actually read…

Favorite Movie?
Castles in the Sky

Top five songs on your latest playlist?
LONG DISTANCE – Sam Gellaitry
Ashanti – Unge Ferrari
Don’t Stop – Shaggy
Dang! – Matt Miller & Anderson .Paak
Mopedbart – Hubbabubbaklubb

Favorite post session beverage?
Most definitely a chocolate milkshake.

Favorite post session food?
Waffles at Teien Ranch

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
It would have to be a Caribbean kite cruise with the Swedish Kite Mafia

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting?
Surfing, hands down.

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Going through two complicated brain surgeries and coming out on the other side kiting better than I ever have!

What’s your favorite quote or saying?
La vida es ahora!

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Time management.

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