Women’s sailing festival ‘Steering the Course’ Kitesurfing is like riding a bike, says Melissa Radegonde |09 October 2021
She is yet to compete in her first race, but Melissa Radegonde has fallen in love with kitesurfing after just four months of practising the sport.
“I started my training at the start of the south east trade winds season this year. That’s approximately four months ago. I have been able to ride confidently,” Radegonde, who hails from La Digue, told Sports NATION.
She added: “Its looks and feels really extreme at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s just like riding a bike!”
The 28-year-old noted that kitesurfing is just like doing anything else. “If you're committed you can do anything,” she said.
Radegonde noted that she has a personal coach.
“I've got my personal coach and he is my husband Nedy Radegonde. So training runs smoothly,” she concluded.
Compiled by Gerard Govinden