There is a new big name on the freestyle kiteboarding scene… meet Maxime, an athlete who is not limited only to the water!
Meet Maxime Chabloz – the new swiss talent who has exploded onto the kiteboarding scene in the last two years. At just 17 years of age, Maxime has achieved more than most athletes in a lifetime! He managed to finish the Kite World Tour last year in 4th position, a huge achievement for such a young rider…. and it doesn’t stop there! He was recently named Junior Sailor of the Year 2017 and 2018 from Swiss Sailing. As if that wasn’t enough, the cherry on top is that he just won The Freeride Junior World Championship Tour 2019, because if you didn’t already know, Maxime is also an incredibly talented skier also! Not a bad start to 2019, so we are excited to see how he gets on this year on the GKA Kite World Tour!
Maxime, you really exploded onto the scene last year, by getting some amazing results and podium finishes, not to mention that Backmobe 7 you pulled out in Akyaka! For those people who don’t know much about you, how long have you been competing for? and where are you from originally?
So i have been competing since I was 15 years old professionaly. I live in Beckenried in the centre of Switzerland
Finishing the 2018 in 4th place was a huge result for you, and you were very close to getting third. How do you feel about your results?
I am really happy about it. I wasn’t expecting that at all of course finishing 4th so close to the podium is always disappointing but 4th place was still over my expectations, so I am happy. I hope this year will be even better.