Spanish rider Núria Gom? is the newest face to be planted on our Rider Profile page on the Kiteworld website. You may already know a bit about Núria but did you know she has just hit 30 and is about to completely change her life?! With kitesurfing her ultimate passion, here Núria speaks about just what the sport means to her and how taking a chance looks set to reap great rewards. Núria, we salute you!
A NEW LIFE AT 30!!
My name is Núria Gom?, I'm 30 years old, I work in a bank and my biggest passion is Kitesurfing. I currently spend all the daylight hours working but fortunately in a few weeks my life is going to turn 180?.
It took me a few months and a lot of self-confidence to make this decision and I know it's not going to be easy, but at last I'll be able to live the life I want to. Once someone told me "work to live, don't live just to work" and that's what I'm gonna do!
You'll probably be wondering what this radical change is, right?!! Well, I'm going to take a 3 year break from my work and focus on kitesurfing. I know many of you think I must be crazy (some of you have already told me that! haha) leaving a good job and a stable life to chase a dream I don't even know will come true (to become a professional kiteboarder) but at least I will be able to say that I gave it my best shot. There are two sayings that I believe are very wise - 'Carpe Diem,' meaning 'Seize the day,' because life passes so quickly, and 'Never regret what you've done, regret what you didn't do.'
I don't think I can complain about how things have been going up for me. In the Spanish Championship last July in Lanzarote I came 2nd in the Overall. Most recently, at the beginning of October, in the KPWT (Kite Pro World Tour) in Dakhla (Morocco) I came 3rd in Course Racing, 3rd in Waves Master and 5th in Freestyle. Those were awesome results for me! In the last competition I took part in - 'King of the Sea' - an international racing contest in Canoa Quebrada, I came also 3rd.
I'd like to thank my sponsors for helping me since the very beginning (Liquid Force, Flyworks,Teva, SkullCandy, Rip Curl and also recently I joined the Oakley team!) and I want to give special thanks to my boyfriend David, he's the best 'caddy' ever and couldn't go through this new life without him.
If you'd like to follow this adventure with me, you can check my web page www.nuriagoma.com where I'll be updating all the news into my blog.
I hope from now on I will be able to introduce myself like this: My name is Núria, I'm 30 and I dedicate all the daylight hours to my passion - Kitesurfing!!
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