Facebook: Nicolas Gambier Kite
Current Residence: Lille, France
Home spot or break: Wissant
Titles or awards: 5th Asian championships 2014, freestyle. 9th at French nationals, 27th at World Kiteboarding League 2017, 1st place at Edhec North Race freestyle 2016
Currently riding: Torch, Dash, stomp, monarch, hover 130 foil
Other Sponsors: Prolimit
Hobbies: Tennis and football
How did you get into Kiting?
I got into kiting thanks to my uncle. He was an early bird, already kiting when only a few people knew about it in France. Riding crazy kites without any depower! I was impressed and couldn’t wait to give it a try. Once he judged that I was old enough, he took me for a few lessons and then help buying my first kite. Then I got crazy about it ahahah
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Hummm hard to choose only one thing but I would say riding because wherever I am, I always try to get out there and ride something!
What’s in your backpack when traveling?
All my camera equipment, so many things!! Drone, cameras, gopros & accessories… Even if those are getting tinies it makes a full heavy backpack at the end! You never know what to expect when you’re traveling, so I like to have those at disposal to catch good souvenirs if necessary.
My Favorite Movie?
Split (2017), crazy scenario and acting going down!!
Top five songs on your latest playlist?
Drake – gods’plan
Klinglande Jubel (because its my friend 😉 )
L&H – Leska
I’ve fallen for you – Tom Redwood
Allumer le feu – Johny Hallyday ahah
Favorite post session beverage?
Favorite post session food?
McDonalds (sorry but that’s unfortunately true…)
You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with?
Hawai, aloha!! Haven’t been there yet and its la mecca of kiting. I saw many legends riding amazing spots there since I am a child, so I would definitely go there. Waves, freestyle, big air, foiling… anything look possible on this island. I would go with my girlfriend, Camille, who’s mandatory for almost any trip by the way!
Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting?
I try to spend time with friends that are usually not as engaged as I am with watersports. So, I enjoy playing tennis with them for example. Its also a good way to get fit for kiting!
What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment?
Joining Edhec Business School for a master degree while keeping kiting at 99%!!
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
If you had a superpower, what would it be?