Photo: Ydwer van der Heide
Jalou is right up at the top of women’s wave riding. She spends her winters in Cape Town, training relentlessly both on and off the water, and her work ethic has paid off over the years with memorable performances in numerous videos, countless spreads in magazines and two world titles under her belt (she only really recognises one of them though). She’s also sister to Kevin and one half of the world’s best known sibling kiting duo.
She made her GKA debut at the final stop in Mauritius in 2017 and, after a shock early exit in the single eliminations, she made a heroic comeback through the doubles which saw her take third place after taking on all comers as she worked her way back up from the bottom of the table.
Her goal is to be on the podium in 2018, no question about it, and you can expect to see her there!