Having never tried Kite Surfing (affectionately known as Kiting) and not being that knowledgeable about the intricate workings of the sport and lingo, it was great to chat to West Australian Fabienne Bosiger. Who filled me in on the Freestyle State Champs Comp, WAKSA (West Australian Kit Surf Association) are putting together. This freestyle event is on the 8th of January at 'Woodmans' and Fabienne has her eyes on the prize and took the time to share her story with Surf Sister before the big event...
Hailing from Whale Beach, Sydney, Raine Jackson is a dual passport holder who is currently based in Europe. Raine is constantly on the move and loves to travel, her desire to meet new people and experience life from an alternative perspective has shaped Raine into a very caring and genuine human.
Raine spends most of her time in the water where she absolutely rips, her surfing consists of fluid clean lines mixed with power and finesse. "Surfing is my way of escape, it takes me elsewhere, lifts me from static intelligence and immerses me in a rhythmic path in which I adore."
Norwegian born and raised Michelle Malmedal is living the good life and taking advantage of every moment it has to offer. Living the dream of the never ending 'Australian summer' is a far cry from the ski slopes of Norway. Michelle is in the Central Coast of New South Whales and spends every day with friends chasing the wind and waves. Her tools of choice are a kiteboard and stand up paddleboard (SUP).
Hailing from Ocean Grove, on the Victorian Bellarine Peninsula Kristi Page surfs with speed and grace at a level far beyond her tender age of sixteen.
Kristi is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with, her competitive achievements in 2011 alone give an insight into the depth of talent and skill that Kristi holds. This year at the Wild Women's Water Day Kristi placed first in the Open Women's SUP Surfing event defeating Jenny Ryan who is currently rank number two in Australia. This win was the icing on the cake for a year that included a fifth placing in the Open Women's Division at the Country Energy Australian Stand Up Paddle Titles, second place in the Open Women's Surfing Division at the Victorian SUP State Titles as well as taking out the Junior U16 Champion and securing second place in the 12’6 & under Women’s 3km race at the Fanatic Port Philip SUP CUP in St Kilda.