My name is Lewis Crathern and I was born on the 28th April 1985 in Worthing, West Sussex UK. Playing sport as I grew up was an obsession as I grew up and based on my location close to the sea by Brighton, I found my way into the watersport of kiteboarding at 18.
What is the reason you committed your life to kiteboarding?
I never saw myself doing anything else really. As soon as I started kitesurfing I began to learn so much about life: meeting new people, experiencing new cultures through travelling, progressing and helping others progress too. It’s so much more then just kiteboarding to me. The sport promotes so many great values like - thinking eco, living a healthy lifestyle and staying positive.
What is your biggest achievement in your sport?
My Biggest achievement in the sport so far is to jump over Brighton Pier with my kite in 2010.
"I am really happy to see big air back on the scene with events like the King Of the Air."
What are you doing to push yourself everyday?
If it’s not possible to go kitesurfing and try and partake in at least 2 sports a day. The gym isn’t really the place for me so I like to get a physical workout from some sort of game. From football to tennis or golf and swimming.
What is your vision on what direction the sport should go?
One of my favourite things about kitesurfing is how diverse the sport is. From waves, to racing, speed boards, wakestyle and foiling there is something for everyone. I am really happy to see big air back on the scene with events like the King Of the Air. To me it’s the most unique thing about kitesurfing, that we can boost high into the air and I love how spectators can enjoy it too. All these disciplines will go further in there own direction but in general I would love to see one of them in the olympics so kiteboarding is exposed to the whole world fully.