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Emmanuel Rondon

July 18, 2016

Emmanuel Rondon

Name: Emmanuel David Rondon Faña
Date of birth: 04.08.1988
Place of birth: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Current Address: Tromsø, Norway
Favorite spots:
La Boca, DR
Bozo Beach, DR
Encuentro Beach, DR
Lagoa do Cauipi, Brazil
Tarifa, Spain
Favorite move:
Strapless front- and back roll
Favorite styles: Wave riding, Freestyle
Goals: Get back in to competing and be ranked among the top 5 on wave riding. I want to push myself and be the best I can be with a good team supporting me. If kiting ever gets to be in the Olympics, I want to represent my country and get a medal.
Results:
2007
1st Dominican Cup, freestyle, Cabarete
1st Kite Pro World Tour, hang time, Brazil 5th KPWT, wave master, Brazil 9th KPWT, freestyle, Brazil 3rd PKRA, freestyle, Cabarete
2008
1st Master of The Ocean, overall, Cabarete 3rd PKRA, freestyle, Cabarete 4th KPWT, freestyle, Italy 5th KPWT, freestyle, Turkey 5th KPWT, racing, Turkey 5th KPWT, wave master, Brazil 6th KPWT, freestyle, Brazil Ranked nr.4 in the world at the KPWT on wave riding Ranked nr.7 in the world at the KPWT on the overall
2009
1st Master of The Ocean, overall, Cabarete 5th Summer Fest, freestyle, Cabarete 3rd Cabarete Classic, downwind long distance, Cabarete Had the cover of Kite Boarder (french magazine)
2010
2nd Master of The Ocean, overall, Cabarete
2011
2nd Master of The Ocean, overall, Cabarete
2013
3rd Cabarete Classic, downwind race, Cabarete 2nd Master of The Ocean, team – kiting, Cabarete
2014
3rd Cabarete Classic, slalom, Cabarete
3rd Cabarete Classic, downwind race, Cabarete 2nd Master of The Ocean, team – kiting, Cabarete
2015
1st Master of The Ocean, team – kiting, Cabarete

About me:
I´m Dominican, born and raised, in a family of 7 siblings and limited funds. How I started kiting was a lucky break for me. When I was 14 years old I was hanging out at the beach with my friend Jan Marcos Riveras and we saw this guy on his way to a kiting competition.
We went to check it out and we offered to help the guy out with his equipment.
I guess we seemed eager, because after the competition the guy approached us, asking if we were interested in learning how to kite. And of course, we said yes.
He had a spare kite he did not use which he gave us to share.
Safe to say; we haven’t stopped kiting since.

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