F-One is thrilled to announce that Matt Maxwell is now part F-One International Team! Matt Maxwell is 19, from Cape Town, South Africa and is a born shredder. Whether he is kiting, suping, or foiling, Matt rips. Welcome Matt!
Nationality – South African
Currently living in – Cape Town, South Africa
Date of birth – 19 September 1999
Discipline – Strapless Surf and Freestyle, SUP surf, Downwind SUP Foil, Surf Foil
Favorite spot – One Eye, Mauritius
Favorite move – Rodeo Kite Loop
Inspirations – Mitu Monteiro, Raphael Salles
One sentence about the products that you are using
What I love about the Bandit is that even when I’m not looking at my kite, it’s always exactly where I want it to be.
How did you get into kiteboarding?
My dad took me to Langebaan, South Africa when I was a kid and within a few days I was hooked.
What do you do before getting in the water?
As little as possible, no time to waste!
Tell us about your best kiting / SUPing / Surfing memory
Surfing and SUPing perfect waves with just my mom, dad and brother out in the Maldives.
Your worst wipeout?
Bouncing upside-down off the reef on a slab that my brother and I were dumb enough to surf in the Maldives.
Who you would like to say thank you to?
My parents, Dave and Sue for believing in me, and Bruce Chrystal from F-one South Africa for the support
Follow Matt on Instagram – @mvttmvxwell