Currently the world No.1, James is a force to be reckoned with in kitesurfing...
From the age of 3 when his dad pushed him into his first wave, it’s been a constant love of the ocean and urge to get out there at any chance possible. Starting kitesurfing at 10 years old, with the help of his dad driving him to various competitions around Australia, he started winning more and progressing every season. Soon enough, sponsors came knocking and he was on his way to the GKA World Tour.
"I'm super competitive. Being face-to-face with my opponent in competition gives me a buzz and I always want to finish the day on a win!"
In 2018, his first year on the tour, James placed 10th in the world, but this simply wasn't good enough for him. 2019 saw him finish with a 3rd place overall and the year 2020 finally saw James reach the world #1 spot at only age 21. And, not one to mic drop at this, he retained the title in 2021 and in 2022. And all of this, this guy does with a humble attitude and massive grin on his face, you'll struggle to find anyone more stoked on kitesurfing than James Carew!
Alongside competing, James works alongside his good buddy and fellow SunGod Pro, Airton Cozzolino in pushing the limits of strapless kitesurfing. James is a true legend in the making!
From leading UCI World Tour Team the INEOS Grenadiers to 4 x GKA World Champion and kitesurfing legend, Airton Cozzolino, Team SunGod is packed with world-leading athletes. Explore the rest of Team SunGod here.