Aaron Hadlow: A kiteboarding pioneer

Nov 14, 2021, 07:28 PM

Alasdair Hooper hosts the latest episode of SportSpiel featuring British kiteboarder Aaron Hadlow.

While it may be a powerful description, it’s fair to say Aaron is something of a pioneer in his sport.

The 33-year-old is a five-time world champion and has been dominant in kiteboarding since 2004.

But the transformation the sport has experienced in that time has been massive and Aaron has played a key part in that.

The enthusiasm he has for pushing his sport shines through in this podcast interview, the passion is unmistakeable and that’s obviously a key factor to his success when he has been involved for so long.

Aaron spoke to SportSpiel in the lead-up to the Red Bull King of the Air competition, taking place between November 18 and December 3 out in Cape Town in South Africa.

It’s a competition Aaron has won twice, in 2015 and 2016, and he will certainly be looking to reclaim his crown.

But away from that competition he gives us a rundown all about his sport in this podcast episode as well as how it has made him into the man he is today.

He also tells how much he’s changed over the years, the key lessons he learned during periods of injury as well as how much further the sport can progress in the future.


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