This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on wakeboarder, surfer, skateboarder, and kiteboarder, Claire Lutz. Check out Claire’s interview below where she shares her fave athletes, great advice, amazing action shots, and much, much more.
Sport(s): Kiteboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, skateboarding
Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
Currently living in Cape Hatteras, NC
College: Western Michigan University studying marketing and public relations.
To work in the kiteboarding industry in marketing, and hopefully as a pro kiter so that I can travel the world.
What’s your fave sport?
How many years have you been playing your fave sport?
I started one year ago.
What was your fave sporty moment or memory?
My favorite memory was finally learning my first unhooked trick, the Raley.
What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?
To be confident but not over confident. And to share the love of the sport. No one likes selfish people who want all the spotlight for themselves..
What lessons have you learned about work ethic from your sport?
You must work very hard!! It’s important to have a good attitude on and off the water, and always try your very best.
It’s important to support each other, your teammates should always have your back!
How do you balance school and sports?
I spend 6 months of the year on school and the other 6 months focusing on kiteboarding only. When I’m in school I work on snowboarding.
Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?
Female would be Lisa Anderson, who is a legendary Pro surfer. She has been very inspirational to all women because of her hard work and determination. She proved to everyone women can do anything.
Male would be Jason Slezak, who is a Pro Kiteboarder. He has been in the industry since the beginning, winning hearts with his great attitude towards life and others, along with being a caring supportive friend.
What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature question)
I’m a fan of painting my nails. It makes me feel more girlie to have hot pink nails, versus chipped dirty nails from being in the water ☺
Thanks, Claire!! And thanks for sharing your fabulous pics! Wow. Kiteboarding looks fun and amazing. Best of luck with your career. :)
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