What’s the most physically taxing part of what you do?
Kitesurfing is not that physical once you’re past the learning stage. The big thing is to try to stay upwind, which means when you get on your board, you can edge and come back to the same spot where you ended and the wind doesn’t blow you down. Once you learn the kite, it’s pretty mellow 'cause you’re in a harness, so you can sit back and cruise.
What’s the worst injury you’ve suffered?
If you’re pushing the limits, getting very technical, and have a very powerful style, it’s going to happen. You’re going as fast as possible, landing as hard as you can, and there’s a lot of impact on your knees, ankles, and spine, and there's strain on your shoulders. The more beautiful the place, the more likely there’s a giant coral reef under you. You get reef gashes. Nothing very major or seriously life-threatening, though.
Is their anything out there that does scare you?
I’m very respectful of avalanches because I haven’t been exposed to them. I started snowkiting about four years ago. Before that, I’d been chasing Summer all my life. The first time I was in Norway, there was this big whiteout in this avalanche-prone territory, and even though I was on something that I knew -- a kite -- I remember being very scared.