Sports & Recreation:Outdoor
Evan Netsch - Professional Kiteboarder
Evan is an insanely talented kiter riding for one of the leading kite brands in the world. Heralding from the Outer Banks, he grew up in a wind sport addict family when his parents settled in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to chase the wind and waves. By the time he was proficient enough to lay down a carving jibe, he shifted his focused to kiting and became one of the first to fly a kite off the shores of Cape Hatteras.
While still enrolled as an undergrad, Evan took a job as the Eastern US sales rep for Cabrinha setting up the ideal lifestyle for living the dream in an emerging new water sport. Speaking from experience, I have to say Evan crushes it as a rep. I don't know many if any pro athletes that can hold double duty as sales rep, but Evan seems to pull it off with ease.
He's only 28 years old, but by his own admission he's old. Really? I'd accept old soul, but certainly not old by age. That being said, he acts and speaks from a place of maturity and humbleness in everything he does. With zero ego and a super approachable attitude, Evan is an excellent ambassador for the sport and an inspiration to all of us who vicariously dream of living out our remaining years as a professional kiter.
I can't wait to connect with him again this winter in Puerto Rico for our upcoming kite retreat. Until then, I'll be working on my strapless game to understand how those guys keep their boards glued to their feet while boosting airs. I've got a long way to go.
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