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Bio

Date of birth: 17/09/1995
Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
Kiteboarding: since 2012
Competing: since 2014
Discipline: Freestyle
Hobbies: Wing Foil and other kiteboarding disciplines, other water sports, yoga and fitness.
Gear: Brunotti Riptide 136cm and Slingshot RPM
Best results:

2nd GKA Super Grand Slam Brasil 2020
2nd World Distance Kite Battle 2020

4th Overall in the Freestyle World Tour 2019
3rd GKA Kite World Stop Brasil 2019
2nd GKA Kite World Stop Mauritius 2019
4th GKA Kite World Stop Gran Canaria 2019

4th Overall in the Freestyle World Tour 2018
1st Spain Kiteboarding League Huelva 2018
2nd World Kiteboarding League Turkey 2017
1st Sosh Freestyle Cup 2017
7th World Kiteboarding League France 2017
1st Spanish freestyle Championships 2016
1st Sosh Freestyle Cup 2016
5th World Kiteboarding League New Caledonia 2016
5th World Kiteboarding League Cabarete 2016
7th World Kiteboarding League Germany 2016
1st Spanish freestyle Championships 2015
1st Spanish Freestyle Cup 2015
3rd at the VKWC Tarifa 2015
7th PKRA freestyle Tarifa 2014
7th PKRA freestyle Germany 2014

Salt water runs through her vain as her parents are Spanish windsurfing champions and dad was amongst the first to start kiteboarding in Spain.

Obviously, Rita couldn‘t be kept away from the water. By then she was windsurfing and sailing. It took another six years until she discovered her true passion: Kiteboarding!

 

In 2014 she switched to online schooling and started traveling the world to train and shoot videos in the best conditions. She was able to compete for her first time at some PKRA stops.

In 2015 she becomes Spanish Champion and gets recognized as a high-performance athlete by The Sports Council and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation.

In 2016 participates in all the stops of the world tour and becomes an ambassador for several brands, attends few international events, and continues her studies in a Marketing degree.

In 2017 joins the international team of Brunotti Europe B.V..  Get a 2nd place in one of the world stops.

In 2018 becomes official ambassador of Wind Voyager and joins the International Slingshot Kites team. 

In 2019 she makes it in three finals of the World Tour and gets into the Fitness world and joins the Barebells Functional Foods.

 

“Kiteboarding has definitely taken over my life. The sport means a lot to me and my main motivation is to keep making it bigger by showing people how amazing it is, competing to compare my kite skills with the other girls and get the chance to travel around the world!”

Fecha de nacimiento: 17/09/1995
Lugar de nacimiento: Barcelona, España
Kiteboarding: des de 2012
Compitiendo: des de 2014
Disciplina: Freestyle y Big Air
Hobbies: Wing Foil y otras disciplinas de kitesurf, todo tipo de deportes de agua, yoga y fitness.
Equipo: Brunotti Riptide 136 and Slingshot RPM
Mejores resultados:

2ª GKA Super Grand Slam Brasil 2020
2ª Campeonato a distancia de kite del mundo 2020

4a ranking general Tour Mundial Freestyle 2019
3ra GKA Kite World Stop Brasil 2019
2a GKA Kite World Stop Mauritius 2019
4th GKA Kite World Stop Gran Canaria 2019

4a ranking general Tour Mundial Freestyle 2018
1st Cto. Freestyle España en Huelva 2018
2ª World Kiteboarding League Turquia 2017
1ª Sosh Freestyle Cup 2017
7ª World Kiteboarding League Francia 2017
1ª Cto. España Freestyle 2016
1ª Sosh Freestyle Cup 2016
5ª World Kiteboarding League Nueva Caledonia 2016
5ª World Kiteboarding League Cabarete 2016
7ª World Kiteboarding League Alemania 2016
1ª Cto. España Freestyle 2015
1ª Copa España Freestyle 2015
3ª Cto. del mundo Big Air Tarifa (PKRA) 2015
7ª Cto. del mundo Freestyle Tarifa(PKRA) 2014
7ª Cto. del mundo Alemania (PKRA) 2014

Rita Arnaus nace en el seno de una familia de deportistas, padre y madre campeones de España de windsurf, siendo su padre pionero del Kitesurf en España.

Se inicia en el windsurf y vela ligera a los 10 años, hasta que a los 16 años descubre su auténtica pasión: el Kitesurf y su disciplina el Freestyle.

En el 2014, empieza a estudiar por internet para poder viajar y entrenar en las mejores condiciones, y compite en el Circuito Mundial.

En 2015 se proclama Campeona de España y el Consejo Superior de Deportes y la Real Federación Española la reconoce como deportista de alto rendimiento con el diploma DAR.

En 2016 asiste a todas las pruebas del tour mundial y participa en varios eventos internacionales mientras continua con sus estudios de Marketing online.

En 2017 se une al equipo Internacional de Brunotti Europe B.V. y termina el año en 5º lugar del ranking mundial.

En el 2018 se convierte en embajadora oficial de Wind Voyager y se une al equipo Internacional de  Slingshot Kites. 

En el 2019 llega a la final en tres eventos mundiales y empieza en el mundo del Fitness y Nutrición convirtiéndose en embajadora Barebells Functional Foods ese mismo año.

 

“Definitivamente el kite ha tomado mi vida. Este deporte significa mucho para mi, y mi principal motivación es seguir haciéndolo grande mostrando a la gente lo genial que es, compitiendo para medir mi nivel con otras chicas y tener la oportunidad de viajar alrededor del mundo!”