Icebreaker sponsored athlete William Acosta is originally from Cuba and was one of the first people to kiteboard in Canada. He then took advantage of Canada’s cold snowy winters by snowkiting. This crazy Cuban has just been crowned World Champion in snowkiting at the WISSA championships at 46 years of age – huge congrats. We’re pleased to have been able to keep a warm blooded and soft hearted Cuban warm at all times in the cold conditions…
“I recently just won the title of World Champion in snowkite category snowboard at The Wissa Ice and Snow Sailing World Championships 2012 held in St-Ignace, Michigan, USA. The Wissa is the oldest best known event of its kind attracting snow riders from all hibernal country like Canada, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Russia, Estonia, Germany and others… Did I mention I am CUBAN and that I need to stay warm in all time?
When I race in snowkite I need to make sure I will not sweat and freeze with my own sweat, I need to be 100% concentrated on the technicality and on where is coming and going the wind. Snowkite racing is really demanding physically, every inches of my body is working, it needs toughness and because of all the above, when I race, I need to be comfy in my layers and wearing Icebreaker merino.”
William Acosta Pro Rider Starkites