Alex Niznik – Kiteessence rider & kitesurfing instructor
Rider’s Profile :
Name: Alex Niznik
How long you’ve been kitsurfing: 5 years
What gear are you riding? Slingshot RPM + Slingshot Asylum 138 + Slingshot RAD boots
When did you start kitesurfing and what inspired you to do such a “different” sport?
My father started kitesurfing in 2008, and since then he always tried to make me share his passion on various holidays, but I only got on the board in 2011. I was only 14 so there wasn’t anything really inspiring about it, just a pastime.
How often do you go kitesurfing?
Whenever there is wind! I usually do 2 sessions a week, but if there’s more wind then I go more often
Do you do any other sports that help you be physically fit for Kiteboard?
I go to the gym twice a week and I do some working out at home, that would be all
Your favourite trick?
That would probably be the inverted frontroll
What is your favourite kitesurfing spot?
What do you like about kitesurfing in Ireland?
The insanely strong wind!