Jo Wilson

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About me

Industry Sports or Recreation
Occupation Kitesurfer
Location Cumbria, United Kingdom
Introduction I started Kitesurfing with the shop Funsport in Rhosneigr, North Wales while I was at University in Bangor! That was in 2002. I finished my degree in Zoology and Animal Ecology and then took a year out to go travelling and improve my kitesurfing. It took me a while to learn how to get up and going on a kite - 2 months. It takes most people 2 weeks but once I had that mastered it was quite quick that I learned some moves. I started competing a year later and finished 4th in the British Championships. I since became sponsored and then won the British Championships for two years in a row. In 2006 I competed for the first time on the entire world circuit and I finished 4th overall. My best result of the year was 2nd. In 2010 I came 2nd in the PKRA World Tour in Morocco which is the last competition I entered. Now I focus on creating magazine content and short movies for the internet. I have also set up a business in Kitesurfing Coaching Holidays helping others to improve their level.
Interests Kitesurfing, mountain biking, cooking, climbing, running and hiking
Favorite Movies Fast paced action or compelling drama. I watched The Way Back Home the other day which was amazing. Can't go wrong with a good old Cameron Diaz movie to lighten the mood - The Holiday, What Happened in Vegas...
Favorite Music 3 doors down, Counting Crows, Kings of Leon, U2, Coldplay, Cafe del mar, Groove armada, Ellie Goulding...
Favorite Books Normally something light like a good old romance, but the occasional educational stuff doesn't go astray when I'm not so hectic with trips