Martyn Hogg

  • Rides: Flexifoil Strike 9-17m, Cyclone 140, 120 & skim board
  • Sponsors: Blue Wahoo, TURBULENCE, Flexifoil, Lost Cause, Dirty Dog, Moonbeach Resort
Martyn Hogg Llandudno

Martyn’s kitesurfing career currently spans 4 ½ years. After picking up 1st place at the BKSA Amateur Men’s event in Brighton and Fraserbrough Martyn’s year was off to a good start with high aspirations for the rest of the tour.

How would you like to see the sport evolve?

I don’t have any preference as to how kitesurfing evolves but it’s great being part of a sport that is changing rapidly all the time. There are so many ways to get powered by a kite and there are always new and innovative ideas in the equipment and riding styles so that it never stops being exciting.

Trips this year?

I’ve been to Moonbeach in Egypt twice and plan to go once more to visit the lagoons again in October

What is it about kitesurfing that gives you such a buzz?

At the moment, every aspect of kitesurfing is a buzz for me… whether the excitement at the competitions, learning a new trick or just going out for a survival session in nuclear winds. One thing that always hits the spot though is just boosting as high as I can, maxed out on my 9m Strike2. I’ll never get tired of going as high as possible. It’s like walking on the moon with hardly any gravity just waiting for that feeling that I’ve never been this high before.

What’s the best kitesurfing experience you’ve had?

I’ve had so many amazing experiences through kitesurfing that not one stands out as being the best. Kiting the lagoons at Moonbeach in Egypt, winter survival sessions in North Wales, a solo session at Lligwy when there wasn’t even anyone on the beach, a session in the South of Portugal in the waves, winning the BKSA Ams at Rhosneigr (home turf), landing my first back mobe… They’re all good and they keep on coming!

And the worst?

The worst experience has to be hearing the news that a friend had had an accident kitesurfing in South Wales. Fortunately he survived to kite again, but he almost died and the news shocked the UK kiting community.

Ambitions for the future?

I’d like to compete in the Top Flight (Pro) class next season because the event scene is great fun but my ambitions are really to keep progressing a fluid riding style and to kite in new places each year.


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