Name: Adam Koch
Nickname: still trying to earn a good one there…
Date of Birth: June 4, 1978
Nationality: American (half German, half native American… making me an Indian who can drink)
Website: www.teamfluid.com, www.adamkochphotography.com
Disciplines: Course Racing, Freeriding and Waveriding
Competitive Highlights: Hang time world record in Germany 13 something seconds… not really impressive these days
Top 5 in the world at one point… gorge games took 1st after taking dead last the year before… top 3 in many pro tour events… can’t remember them all
Home spot: wherever I am at the time always feels like home… let’s just say the world for now.
Favourite Spots: wherever I am and as long as there is 5knots or more I’m stoked
Favourite Gear: Ozone Edge 2010 as of now… Alex Aguera CR race boards… wave board is a SOS, Sean Ordonez Shapes custom
Favourite Moves: anything that has a clean takeoff and landing, the stuff in the middle is just pie.
More important than kiting: having fun.
Inspiration: everything around me inspires me, I try to only see the things in life that I want to see.
What do you do in free time: I’m not sure what free time is.
What’s on your Ipod: a lot of different friends music… shhhhhhh don’t tell itunes.
Future plans and goals: Place competitively at the World Championships for the next 18 years… Have fun…. Catch some tasty waves and fly… spend a ton of time teaching my two boys Cruz and Carr that life is easy if you run towards the things you love and ignore everything else. Be a hands on part of the Ozone kite development… most importantly help people see how course racing is not only fun, but will make you a better kiteboarder/sailor and that translates directly to life. Team Fluid has also agreed to help improve everyone’s racing skills in the front and especially the back of the fleet. We want to be a huge part of the future growth of the sport of kiteboarding. So if your out there, please let us know what you need from us knowledge/skill/training wise and we are here for you!
Dream session: rubbing with other racers on the start line and around the corners… I love crossing someone not knowing if your going to make it and almost touching… rubbing is racing!
Other Sponsors: Aguera Designs, Da Kine
Interesting saying: “Obstacles are those frightful things that take your eyes off your goals” ~ Henry Ford
The dude who invented the incandescent light bulb failed 1,000 times in his efforts. On the 1,001st time he succeeded.
Mistakes are steps forward… and often times mistakes are the best things in life.