Hello, my name is: Emiel Rense
Home spot: The Netherlands
Favourite spot: Hardangervidda, Norway
Kiteboarding since: 2003
Riding style: Funstyle
My set up: Boardwise I’m riding a 134 5Fitfty for freestyle, but with perfect conditions I prefer my 139 50fifty with boots. This I also ride behind the boat and cable and just stands the biggest crashes and hard landings! Then when the swell is out there I ride with the Infinity 5’7. Great fun chopping waves to pieces and sending them back to the UK! When the wind is light I will grab my Skim Hybrid and go out having a blast. Upwind in 9 knots! My kites are from the 50fifty series and I ride the 5 7 and 10. This might seem small, but with my 60kg it’s big enough and the 5 is just for those days that we have Jaws beating up the Dutch coast.
Best competition results: 8th Worldcup snowkiting Resia 2010, 9th overall at the European Kitesurf tour 2010
I listen to: Reel big fish, Catch22, but also Howard Shore, Mighty fools and loads more. Add me on Spotify and check it out, it’s great music!
When I'm not kiting: Living next to the water, I do loads of sailing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle and fishing(even bought a fishfinder the other day!). Good fun for the no wind days, sometimes even when there is wind I go out sailing just to get beaten up by my boat(470).
Inspirations: Snowboard movies inspire me, but the joyfull ones. Also wakeboarding - those guys are rocking it!
What is the weirdest thing about you that no one knows? I enjoy running backwards on my hands on the moon going to the spacestar with my flying carpet, while I’m eating the brains of a musquito that used to fly on Antartica but got eaten by the squirrel from Ice age, who pooped him out, since the brains couldn’t be digested in the squirrel’s stomach I can still flamegrill them on the fire that was lit by the nomads in Kenia, who I met during a run around the dessert.
Your opinion about other Nobile riders: It’s great fun travelling around the world, meeting riders that enjoy the same gear as me and trying to find the boundries of it.
More about me: www.emielrense.com