F-One in America and Cosmic Kites are thrilled to announce that Alex Soto will join their team. Alex has on multiple occasions proved himself worthy of battling the best of the best freestyle kiteboarders in international contests. Unfortunately, lack of resources has prevented Alex from attending the full tour and having a fair shot at the world champion title.
Alex is currently the resident professional rider and instructor at the Cosmic Kite Lounge at Extreme Hotel on Kite Beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Together, Cosmic Kites and F-One will provide the structure, gear and funding required for Alex to take full advantage of growing up in a world class kiteboarding spot so he has the opportunity to take his place amongst the very best freestyle riders in the world.
At 22 years old Alex is a dedicated competitor with years of kiteboarding experience and a mind set on becoming a true professional athlete. While on the water Alex is a fierce and focused rider, off the water he is humble and a respected mentor for the local kids. F-One and Cosmic share these values and together we look forward to supporting Alex in his pursuits as a professional athlete and as a person. We are excited to see Alex succeed on the international contest scene alongside the F-One International team, with the likes of Mitu Monteiro (Wave), Alex Caizergues (Speed), Bjorn Kaupang (Snowkite) as well as Danny Alvarez, Randy Hereman, Eli Zarka, Vincent Tiger, Charlotte Consorti, Pauline Boussard, etc.
Alex’s gear choices include the new 2010 F-One Bandit III Delta kite and the 2010 Trax and Acid twin-tips because he feels they are perfectly suited to his riding style. Alex is currently training hard for the upcoming 2010 season. Please enjoy the photos below taken by Hege Holt of Dreambuz at the world renowned flat water spot La Boca, just east of Cabarete.