Welcome to the RRD international kite team Carl Ferreira!
– Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Cape Town.
– Tell us more about your background in kitesurfing.
My dad taught me to kite about 7 years ago and since then I’ve been hooked on the sport. I started off with freestyle being my main focus but then a few years down the line discovered wave kiting and began to put all my focus into waves, even though I do enjoy an occasional freestyle session with the boys 😉
– What other sports do you do?
Most things where I have a board under my feet – Surf, Skateboard, Wakeboard, SUP. Also enjoy a round of golf now and again.
– What is your best result?
1st at the South African Kitesurf Champs.
– What is your favorite gear?
The Religions and Maquina are an unbeatable combo for waves, and the Obsessions and 140 Juice for a bit of freestyle!
– What are your favorite spots?
I have my own private wave right infront of my house here in Cape Town which is for sure one of my favorites. And then One Eye in Mauritius is definitely one of my best spots to ride!
– What are your goals for 2018?
South African Wave Champ and creating some epic content (videos, photos) at some amazing places around the world.
– How do you see kitesurfing evolve in 10 years?
I think kitesurfing still has a lot of room for growth and I think in the next 10 it will be huge – maybe as big as surfing. I’m not sure how much more we can improve the equipment as it is so advanced already, but we’ll see what happens!
All pictures shot by: Julien Leleu / Highlight Prod.