Name: Matthias Larsen
Date and place of birth: Hamburg, January '78
Home: Capetown / Hamburg
Kiteboarding since: 2001
Why kiteboarding: Freedom in the elements
Inspired by: Lou Wainman, Flash Austin
CARVED/CORE since: 2010
Preferred Core kites: GTS
Preferred Carved board(s) (size): 136x41 CARVED Tantrum and 6'0" CARVED Burner Surfboard
Other sports: surf, Yoga, Frisbee Freestyle, Salsa, Capoeira
Passions: photography, travelling
Favourite spot(s): Hakgat, CPT
Best day possible: Wakestyle session at Dolphin Beach and then a wave downwinder from Sunset Beach to Hakgat
Best vacation: 6 months South Africa
Favourite music: Latin, Electro
Favourite food: Sushi, Thai, Italian
My ride: VW Bus
Past injuries: stretched ACL. Concusion and blood coughing
Injuries I’m going for next year: None
Highlights of my career: Big Wave Riding in Southafrica
The future: Travel and kite all the best spots.
My dream: House by the ccean with perfect waves and wind.
Quote: The power is in the now.
Life is a journey. Kiteboarding has taken us to the best spots on the planet and allowed us to get to know the local kiters from all corners of the globe. At the same time we have been able to delve into the technology behind the products that we use on a daily basis and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the kite industry. There are many interesting characters behind the products and it became clear to us, that CORE is not only made up of a team from the Fehmarn Island but instead is made up of people from the world’s beaches. Therefore we became a part of something much bigger.
The idea behind our web-experiment CoreNation is to allow us to share our experiences with you. We want to take you with us on our journeys and share our adventures, experiences and our daily work with you. Enjoy!