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Sebastien Garat


Nationality : France  

Date of Birth : Dec-01-1983

Nickname : Seb

Years Kiteboarding : 12 years

Website : www.sebgarat.com

Twitter : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seb-Garat/60980147449

Facebook : http://twitter.com/SebGarat

Kite Sponsor : RRD

Favorite Kite : RRD

Favorite Board : Contest 133x41

Other Sponsors : Rrd Kite Boards & Clothings, Cool Shoe, Pro Limit, Waxx

Favorite Spot : Montpellier / Nouméa

Favorite Move : Back Mobe

Sebastien was born in Paris and lived there until the age of 10 when he moved to the south of France in Montpelier. His parents were both teachers, which left his family a lot of time to cruise in the camper during the holidays. Shortly after learning how to walk he got into skiing and then windsurfing at the age of 6, which became his major passion for the next 13 years. He also practices all the board-sports: snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding…
At 19 he discovered Kitesurfing and became addicted, and was now trying to accomplish on the water what he had done on the trampoline for 10 years: the possibility to evolve in three dimensions and flip around. “… Trampoline really helped in terms of physical preparation but also to control myself while in the air, flipping, and falling also!”

He found a new home in New Caledonia a couple of years ago to train during the off season but Sebastien also likes to do other things besides kiting to get his mind off competition: he used to play the sax, has taken up the guitar and he’s creating a clothing company with two friends based on the surf culture but with a “chic” touch added to it.

Sebastien started competing in 2005 on the KPWT and won 2 titles in 2006 and 2007. After that he decided to join the PKRA in 2008 and has been in the top ten since then: 6th in 08, 10th in 09, 7th in 2010 and currently 10th this year.
“I stepped back a little toward competition now and I accept defeats more easily and I analyze a lot more. But I still have the spirit for competition and I love it. The fun part about it all is that we can travel, party and have fun while competing"
After all these years Seb is still as passionate about Kitesurfing as ever and loves the infinite possibilities of the sport: doing wakeboarding moves or high jumps, kiting on the water or on snow and even on earth mountain boarding. “Kitesurfing is an adrenaline machine thanks to the wind power. I love this sport because it matches our era: it’s eco-friendly, we use energy that is 100% natural and when petrol will be gone, we will still be able to do kiteloops!”


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Ranking in 2014
Event Name Discipline   Position     Points  
Mondial Du Vent 2014 Freestyle 25 390
    TOTAL 390
Past Years
Event Name Discipline   Position     Points  
2013 PKRA WORLD TOUR HAIKOU EVENT/HAINAN INTERNATIONAL KITESURF FESTIVAL 2013 Freestyle 9 520
Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup 2013 Freestyle 13 480
FUERTEVENTURA KITEBOARDING PKRA GRAND SLAM 2013 2013 Freestyle 25 390
The Beetle Kitesurf World Cup 2013 2013 Freestyle 29 390
Marsala World Cup Freestyle 2013 2013 Freestyle 17 440
Mondial Du Vent 2013 2013 Freestyle 17 440
Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup 2013 Freestyle 17 440
2012 PKRA WORLD TOUR HAIKOU EVENT/HAINAN INTERNATIONAL KITESURF FESTIVAL 2012 Freestyle 0 0
FUERTEVENTURA KITEBOARDING PKRA GRAND SLAM 2012 2012 Freestyle 9 530
The Beetle Kitesurf World Cup 2012 2012 Freestyle 9 530
Copa Mundial De Kitesurf Adicora 2012 Freestyle 9 530
O\'neill Kitesurf World Cup The Hague 2012 2012 Freestyle 5 650
Mondial Du Vent 2012 2012 Freestyle 6 610
Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup 2012 Freestyle 13 485
NISSAN Noumea Kitesurf Pro 2011 2011 Freestyle 6 610
Kitesurf Wind Riders World Cup 2011 2011 Freestyle 5 650
The Beetle Kitesurf World Cup 2011 – St. Peter-Ording 2011 Freestyle 17 440
FUERTEVENTURA KITEBOARDING PKRA GRAND SLAM 2011 2011 Freestyle 17 440
Mondial Du Vent 2011 2011 Freestyle 7 585
Dakhla Kiteboarding World cup 2011 2011 Freestyle 7 585
Dakhla Kiteboarding World cup 2011 2011 Waves 17 220
HUA HIN KITEBOARIDNG WORLD CUP 2011 2011 Freestyle 13 485
PKRA World Tour Australia 2010 – Gold Coast 2010 Freestyle 5 650
Teri Kite Pro 2010 2010 Freestyle 9 530
Kitesurf World Cup Bariloche Argentina 2010 Freestyle 3 790
Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 Tenerife - Freestyle 2010 Freestyle 3 494
Kiteboarding World Cup 2010 Tenerife -Wave 2010 Waves 9 485
FUERTEVENTURA KITEBOARDING PKRA SUPER GRAND SLAM 2010 2010 Freestyle 9 530
Palmolive Kitesurf World Cup 2010 – St. Peter Ording 2010 Freestyle 6 610
Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 Waves 5 650
Essaouira Kiteboard World Cup 2010 Freestyle 7 366
Cabarete World Cup 2010 2010 Freestyle 7 512
Mondial Du Vent 2010 2010 Freestyle 5 650
HUA HIN KITEBOARIDNG WORLD CUP 2010 Freestyle 6 610
Teri Kite Pro 2009 2009 Freestyle 9 530
Palmolive for Men Kitesurf World Cup 2009 2009 Freestyle 17 440
Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam 2009 2009 Freestyle 9 398
Kite Masters 2009 2009 Race 22 170
MONDIAL DU VENT 2009 2009 Freestyle 6 610
MOVISTAR KITEBOARD WORLD CUP 2008 - Chile 2008 Freestyle 3 790
Kite-Extreme Brazil 2008 2008 Freestyle 9 530
2008 FESTIVAL OF THE WIND 2008 Freestyle 9 530
Colgate Kitesurf World Cup 2008 2008 Freestyle 9 530
Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam 2008 2008 Freestyle 2 885
MOVISTAR NISSAN KITE PRO 2008 2008 Freestyle 6 610
Cabarete World Cup 2008 2008 Freestyle 17 440
Venezuela Kiteboarding World Cup 2008 2008 Freestyle 17 440
MONDIAL DU VENT 2008 2008 Freestyle 5 650
MONDIAL DU VENT 2008 2008 Race 23 160
MOVISTAR KITEBOARD WORLD CUP 2008 - Mexico 2008 Freestyle 17 440
MOVISTAR KITEBOARD WORLD CUP 2008 - Mexico 2008 Race 12 365
MOVISTAR Venezuela World Cup 2007 2007 Freestyle 6 610