Aaron Hadlow: with the PKRA jersey on, again

Aaron Hadlow has returned to the professional kiteboarding competitions, with a podium place in the single elimination of the PKRA Leucate, in France.


After a four-year break from competitions, to push other areas of the sport and find new challenges, Aaron Hadlow is back. The multiple-time world champion has started his new campaign with a bright result, in Leucate.

In the last four years, Hadlow has done everything. Except competing in the mainstream arenas. He wanted to try different things, to experiment new feelings and to develop new projects.

The British rider boosted his own brand, filmed alternative and experimental movies and got injured. In the last weeks, he simply decided to return to the PKRA circus.

"It was a last-minute decision to enter the event. One hour before the end of inscription I still didn't know, but at the end of the day I wanted to test myself to see if I could get that spark back. The decision was for me, whether it resulted positively or negatively", reveals Hadlow.

Although Aaron believes he was not prepared for the PKRA Leucate. "I could tell I wasn't match fit, I was fatigued physically and a little slow on my decision making, in the final".

It felt good. "I know that I need some more hours on the water but, still, it's a really nice piece of motivation. I'm very happy to see the PKRA moving forward and think the new judging system is awesome".

Will we see Aaron Hadlow pushing the limits and producing headaches to his closest rival. The answer is "maybe". Meanwhile, he leaves a funny advice to the PKRA organizers: "just maybe next on the list is an automated flag system". Welcome back, AH.