Kitesurfing as a lifestyle: Leonie and Marian

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Leonie Finke


Leonie Finke

Kitesurfing. The watersports creates a fascination and makes you travel around the world to test the best spots. But imagine you could kite every day right outside your own door. This is exactly the dream that our IBS kite experts Leonie Finke and Marian Hund have fulfilled.

Kite impressions from two pros

Leonie and Marian. Two young people sharing one passion: kiting. Marian discovered the sport at the age of 12 and in 2015 became German champion in freestyle kitesurfing. Leonie has already been training for 6 years and made her first experiences with this sports in the snow. With a beautiful impression video, the two now give insights into their lives and their favorite sport.


Imagesource: Youtube / Lasse Schneppenheim

Moving for the passion

Those who love kiting have chosen a difficult hobby. Often you have to travel long distances to practice it. But it does not have to be that way. That´s what Leonie and Marian thought: The two wanted to spend more time on the water. Thus, after finishing school, they moved from southern Germany to Hamburg. Now they can kite whenever they want to, right in front of their own door.

Nevertheless, they have not stopped traveling. Especially at the weekend, the two take their red Bulli to explore the north and discover hidden shores. Also, various competitions and their curiosity bring Leonie and Marian to new places.


And that is a good thing. Because kiting is more than just a sport. Kiting means camping at the beach and waking up in the morning through the sun and birds. Kiting means always having a bit of sand in the car and letting your hair blow out of your Bulli. Kiting means being hungry in the evening and having the best food ever – spaghetti from the camp stove – before  happily slipping into your sleeping bag.

Image Source: Youtube / Lasse Schneppenheim



One thing gets clear with this video: Kiting is not just a sport but a lifestyle. And Leonie and Marian enjoy it to the fullest.

Image Source: Youtube / Lasse Schneppenheim