Stuart Downey

Stuart Downey

Age: 24

Country: South Africa

Specialty: Big Air

Facebook: Stuart Downey Kiteboarding

Instagram: @stuart_downey

Twitter: @stuzza2009

Current Residence: Durban, South Africa

Home spot: In Cape Town: Kitebeach, Tableview, and Macassar. In Durban: Umdloti Corner

Currently riding: Dash, Torch, Pivot and Stomp 138 with Apex Bindings

Other Sponsors: Thule

Hobbies: Kiting


How did you get into Kiting? Through my father, he was the Wipika importer for South Africa so I had been flying kites from a very young age, I got on the board when I was just 7 years old and was immediately hooked. I kited a lot in my early years and even competed in a KPWT tour stop in Durban when I was just 8 years old.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without? My sunglasses

What’s in your backpack when traveling? Laptop, sunglasses, GoPro, magazines

Favorite Movie? Pineapple Express

Top five songs on your latest playlist? Machine Gun Funk, What a Job, Surviving the times, Electric Relaxation, It Ain’t hard to tell

Favorite post session beverage? Coke or a Beer

Favorite post session food? Steers

You’re planning your dream trip, where are you going and who’s coming with? To Taiba, Brazil to ride the lagoons with Keegan Lester

Favorite thing to do when not you’re not kiting, SUPing or windsurfing? Hanging with my friends in Durban or listening to music

What, in your opinion, has been your greatest accomplishment? Making it into King of the Air 2014 and being happy with my riding in the event.

What’s your favorite quote or saying? There’s no shortcut to any place worth going.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? To fly

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