Susi Mai, Professional Kiteboarder
Susi Mai is no stranger to the wind, water of adventure. Born to parents who were passionate windsurfers, her entire family moved to the Dominican Republic when she was five to pursue their love of adventure and great beaches. There, Susi grew up on the island, living the carefree life of a beach girl. When she was a teenager, she discovered her life’s passion: kiteboarding. After only 8 months of practicing, to everyone’s surprise, she placed 2nd in her first international PKRA competition. From that point on, her career in kiteboarding exploded, winning the King of the Air in Maui, considered one of the most prestigious events in the sport.
When Susi's not traveling around the world chasing the perfect wind, competing professionally, and striving to get the number of girls to outnumber boys on the water, she calls the Dominican Republic home, where she has a dog, a closet and her family.
- First person ever to clinch King of Air Maui three times consecutively (2003, 2004 and 2005)
- Top five for six years during PKRA World Tour competitions
- Susi, together with Cabrinha, created the first-ever full range of womens' specific kite gear
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