Keahi De Aboitiz is back to conquer kitesurfing

November 29, 2016 | Kiteboarding
Keahi De Aboitiz: deep in the barrel at Teahupoo

Kitesurfer, surfer, and stand-up paddleboarder. Keahi De Aboitiz is one of the most well-rounded wave riders on the planet. He has salt and action sports in his DNA.

De Aboitiz was born in Noosa, Australia to Hawaiian parents. He grew up with the likes of Pete Cabrinha and, at 23, he has already collected many national and world titles.

"One of my favorite things to do is still to surf a shortboard in pumping waves, but with kiting and stand-up you basically have the option to make those average days so much more fun," explains Keahi De Aboitiz.

In the past months, the waterman has been recovering from a few injuries, but he plans to return to competition soon. In the kitesurfing field, De Aboitiz is an experienced strapless rider and a smart wave sailor.

"Kind of Normal" marks a passage in time. The Australian reflects on his past and prepares for an intense future - surrounded by waves and winds, occasionally unhooked, and deep in the pit. Like he did in that session at Teahupoo.

De Aboitiz has already tested his physical conditions in a few contests, and the results speak for themselves. We've got a new world title campaigner ready to make waves.