Facebook: Nemo Taylor
Birthday: November 6
Current Residence: Redondo Beach, CA
Home spot or break: Belmont Shore, CA and Sherman Island, CA
Titles or awards: 2nd 2015 Lord of the Wind Freestyle, 3rd 2015 Lord of the Wind Big Air, 1st 2015 Delta Board Meeting Big Air, 2nd 2015 Kite Clash Big Air, 1st 2016 Bridge of the Gods Freestyle Masters, 1st 2017 Delta Board Meeting Slalom, 1st 2017 Bridge of the Gods Freestyle Masters
Currently riding: Naish Torch & Slash, 138cm Monarch, Skater 5’2″, Thrust Kite Foil with Hover 112
Other Sponsors: Sakos Apparel, No Limit Kiteboarding
Hobbies: atrocious acoustic guitar playing paired with slightly flat singing
How did you get into Kiting?
Was on a surf trip in Maui, one day on the road to Hana I saw kiteboarding. I had the boys let me out of the car, I walked up to the beach and took my first lesson. As soon as hooked in, I was hooked. 😉 No turning back.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Tim’s Salt and Vinegar potato chips. If you haven’t had Tim’s chips your life is an empty void full of unsatisfying Lay’s BBQ chips.
What’s in your backpack when traveling?
My Canon T6 and 200mm lens, GoPro 5, and Mavic. If you don’t have a nice camera with long lens, you really can’t get decent kiteboarding photos. I’d say it’s one of the most important investments for anyone wanting to take pictures in this sport. And the Mavic is AWESOME!! So easy to travel with. Game-changer.
The Matrix. Total game-changer.
Top five songs on your latest playlist?
Churches – Leave a Trace (Goldroom mix)
Disclosure – Magnets (feat. Lorde)
Oliver $ – Pushing On
Ziggy Alberts – Runaway
Matt Simons – Catch & Release (Deepend mix)
Favorite post session beverage?
Deschutes Fresh-Squeezed IPA, I mean, is there anything else?
Favorite post session food?
Fresh fish tacos, nothing beats SoCal fish tacos der bud!
You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
Taking a year off to travel the Caribbean in a 40’ catamaran and kite all the best spots. I’m taking Emily Ratajkowski, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Langaree, and Jesse Richman. Why not?
Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting?
Work on my cookbook. Working title: “Captain Nemo’s dangerous undersea cooking adventures.”
What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Being there for the people in my life that really needed me.
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
Thought manifests as word; word becomes deed; deed develops into habit; habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. — Buddha
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
A liver as powerful as Grandpa Rick in Rick and Morty