Stefan SpiessbergerFreestyle

Stefan Spiessberger is one of the best kitesurfers in Austria. The beginning of his passion started at his homespot lake Traunsee in Austria."When I bought my first Kite, I was still going to school and didn't have a car or a driving license. My enthusiasm for the sport was so big that I went to the spot by bike - every day in summer, with all my gear on my back!"

After spending 2 years on his homespot in Austria, Stefan decided to spend 4 months in Egypt/El Gouna to improve his level and riding skills. One year later he already became Austrian Champion in Freestyle in 2009. In the meantime Stefan joined the national team of the biggest kitesurfing brand on the market - North Kiteboarding. One season later he jumped up to the North Kiteboarding International Team.

"Joining the International Team of NKB was one of my dreams from the beginning on. At this point I started to realize, the life i was dreaming of, the life as a professional athlete, was finally coming true."

In 2010 and 2011 Stefan competed in the Kitesurftour Europe (European Championchip) and placed himself imediatelly in the Top 5 of europeans Kitesurfers. In 2011 he ended up 5th in the overall ranking of the Kitesurftour Europe and showed some good performaces on several events of the Worldtour.

Since that time, Stefan is placing himself with consistent Top 10 results on the Worldtour under the Top Riders not only in Competition but also shows his passion for the sport in frequent video parts that he puts out on the web!

Best Results: 

  • 5th place PKRA Dakhla/Morocco 2015
  • 1st place Kitebaording Team Contest Podersdorf/Austria 2015
  • 5th place PKRA Hainan/China 2014
  • 1st place KTE Barcelona 2013
  • 4th place PKRA Holland 2012
  • 4th place PKRA St.Peter Ording/Germany 2015
  • Vize European Champion 2012 & 2013

Stefan Spiessberger is one of the best kitesurfers in Austria. The beginning of his passion started at his homespot lake Traunsee in Austria."When I bought my first Kite, I was still going to school and didn't have a car or a driving license. My enthusiasm for the sport was so big that I went to the spot by bike - every day in summer, with all my gear on my back!"

After spending 2 years on his homespot in Austria, Stefan decided to spend 4 months in Egypt/El Gouna to improve his level and riding skills. One year later he already became Austrian Champion in Freestyle in 2009. In the meantime Stefan joined the national team of the biggest kitesurfing brand on the market - North Kiteboarding. One season later he jumped up to the North Kiteboarding International Team.

"Joining the International Team of NKB was one of my dreams from the beginning on. At this point I started to realize, the life i was dreaming of, the life as a professional athlete, was finally coming true."

In 2010 and 2011 Stefan competed in the Kitesurftour Europe (European Championchip) and placed himself imediatelly in the Top 5 of europeans Kitesurfers. In 2011 he ended up 5th in the overall ranking of the Kitesurftour Europe and showed some good performaces on several events of the Worldtour.

Since that time, Stefan is placing himself with consistent Top 10 results on the Worldtour under the Top Riders not only in Competition but also shows his passion for the sport in frequent video parts that he puts out on the web!

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Nationality:
Nationality
Disciplines:
Freestyle
Favourite Spot:
Barra Nova/Brazil
Kite Sponsor:
Kite Sponsor
Board Sponsor:
Board Sponsor
Supporters:
Marc O’Polo, Energie AG, PicoPix, ION
Website:
stefanspiessberger.com
Facebook:
spiessberger.kiteboarding
Instagram:
stefanspiessberger
Twitter:
@StefSpiesberger

World Championships Standings

  1. Freestyle Men
  2. Freestyle Women
  3. Big Air Men
  4. Big Air Women
  5. Wave Men
  6. Wave Women
Rank
 
Rider
Nationality
Sponsor
Points
1.
positomartinez
   Posito MARTINEZ
Dominican Republic
dasillva
2040
2.
mario
   Carlos MARIO
slingshot
2000
3.
zoon
   Youri ZOON
slingshot
1915



 

Rank
 
Rider
Nationality
Sponsor
Points
1.
estefaniarosa
   Estefania ROSA
cabrinha
2615
2.
kajiyabruna
   Bruna KAJIYA
airush
1915
3.
vanwesteropannabel
   Annabel VAN WESTEROP
1855



 

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