Name: Forest Bakker
Date of birth: 06/12/1994
Nationality: West Indian (born in Barbados)
Years Riding: One!
Team: Flexifoil International Kiteboarding Team,masmovil nacional team rider
Equipment: Full suite of HadlowPro's
I was born on the 6th December 1994, in Barbados. I now live in Tarifa, Spain (since 2001) with my family.
(Mother) Elsa, French, Designer, Skier, BMX generation! (Father) Jeri, Dutch, Skier and Sailor and my (Sister) Luna.
I speak English, Spanish and French.
My kite fascination started in 2002 with Jaime Herraiz as my first hero and have been flying on the beach kiting ever since, mimicking every possible move in any wind. I was not allowed to kitesurf until I was ripping waves in plain surfing (Tarifa winter waves) and I got my sealegs! (Antibes-Athens on Schooner summer 2006)
I've been Kite surfing since June 2007
I love to Surf, Skate and Indo Board and Ski. I enjoy video editing, music and of course spending time with all my friends.
I am playing with a number of tricks at the moment (when the wind is thermic from the west - 'Poniente') I perfecting my:
- KGB with tweaked grap
- Powering up my tricks
- trying to get more control on blind landings
- Higher kung-fu and air-passes
- better back mobes and front mobes
I'm currently I'm learning:
When the wind is hard from the east (Levante wind) I love free riding and going for big and bigger megaloops with graps.
My plans for the future is to travel to all the cool spots, meet more friends, and reach the highest point. I like to make freeriding movies and kite and surf forever!