Interview with Katja Roose

Just before the start of the KTE France, we present to you the current leader of the Course Racing Women competition Katja Roose. She got second at the KTE Germany and won all the races at the KTE Italy. Now she is keen to win the tour - with tactical know-how, good equipment and fast performances!

(Please complete the sentence) If I ever become European Kiteboarding Champion, I will…

  • I already am European Champion 2010 & 2011. But I would love to be European tour winner as well


(Please complete the sentence) If I had the chance to bring the KTE to any spot in Europe, this spot would be…

  • Scheveningen

Do you have any special routine/habit just before going into competition?

  • I always try to sail the course ones before the starting sequences


Imagine you meet a person somewhere in the world and you have to explain to him/her what kiteboarding is all about. What would you say?

  • Playing with the elements of nature, which is challeging, exciting and different every day.


With which person would you like to switch lifes for one day? Why?

  • Messi. Would love to play in the arena of Barca…


Imagine you go on tour, who would be your room mate from the KTE circuit?

  • Rolf van der Vlugt ;-)

What is your answer to the question “Is kiteboarding a dangerous sport?”

  • Of course it’s a risky sport. But it can be as dangerous as you want it to be. Make sure you take good lessons before you start with kiteboarding, so you know what you’re doing and you are able to read the weather.

Imagine you come late to an important meeting because the wind conditions were too nice. What’s your excuse / alibi?

  • People at my work know my lifestyle. So I thought them that when the trees are moving in a certain way, I probably won’t turn up.


Short answer section:
Best Food: fruits
Nicest People: honest and possitive people
Best Waves: Morocco
Best Flatwater: Cumbucco
Best Ice Cream: Italian (any flavor ;-)
Place I want to live one day: Sydney
Last place I visited: St Peter Ording
Next place I am going to visit: hopefully the Alpes for snowboarding



I ride at the Kitesurf Tour Europe because… I love to kite @ European spots with the best European riders. It’s an awesome tour with a good oragnisation and nice people. And honestly… what can beat the variety of Europe’s nature and culture?!


 Thanks a lot for answering this questionnaire! Looking forward to meeting you soon at the most beautiful European beaches!