Although only 16 years old, Greta Menardo is turning heads whenever she Kitesurfs with her confident and stylish riding and has signed to the global kiteboarding company Switch Kites. Greta’s great skills come from the fact that she has been Kiting for half of her life now, after having started out at the age of just 8 years old!
Living in the small town of Lodi, near Milan in Italy, makes training extremely hard for Greta especially in the winter months and considering the ocean is a 2 hour drive away. This means that Greta has to be very dedicated to the gym and trains 4 times a week during the colder and darker months of the year.
The video below from Switch Kites, features Greta talking to fellow pro Felix Pivec about her love for the sport and we share her excitement as she nails a new trick as she delights with her array of loops and details her favourite kite. We also get to see her fellow Switch Kites team rider Marc Jacobs demonstrating the art of twerking!
Keep your eyes peeled for this hot young talent who has already secured podium finishes and is hungry for more. You can find out more about the Switch Kites team and range of equipment here and see Greta taking about her love for the sport below. Have you been lucky enough to spend half of your life Kitesurfing and what do you think of Greta’s positive attitude to training and riding?