Introducing Emmka Martonova – Riding for CrazyFly

Introducing Emmka Martonova – Riding for CrazyFly

Time does not stand still and there is a new generation of rider ready to rock it on and off the water. Emmka Martonova is one such rider who has just been picked up by Crazy Fly, so it is time to get to know her better.

Time does not stand still so whilst we become accustomed to a generation of pro riders and brand ambassadors, there is a new generation hot on their heels ready to rock it on and off the water.

We would like to stop and introduce you to one of those such rider, a new rider for Crazy Fly Kiteboarding who joins our good friend Liloo Fourre at the Slovakian brand.

Thanks to the man with the camera Laci Kobulský we have an amazing set of images of Emmka to share with you plus we spoke to the young rider to find out a little bit more about where she is from.

cover photo: photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina

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photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina

Tell us a bit about you and where you are from...

My name is Emma Martonová. I am 17 years old. I was born in Prešov, which is in small country at the east part of Europe called Slovakia.

So how did you manage to get picked up by Crazy Fly...

Laci Kobulský drafted me in “to the world of real kiteboarding” by mentioning me and recommending to Crazy Fly.

After a few videos and pictures, which he sent them, they decided to add me to the team. I was first surprised, since kiteboarding was just a hobby for me and my father, but Crazy Fly is also from Slovakia so they wanted to support some local riders too.

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photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina

How did you get into kiting...

I started with kiteboarding 4 years ago in Egypt. My coaches were my father and sister. Then I went home and mastered my technique in Slovakia- mostly at Domaša, a small spot in the east of Slovakia.

There is really deep water and usually gusty winds with huge chop so my start was pretty difficult. My favourite spot for kiteboarding at the moment is Lo Stagnone in Sicily, it has steady but not too strong winds and most importantly, huge shallow water lagoons. Laci works there in kite school ProKite Alby Rondina so I was happy he is always there to do some photos when I visit!

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photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina

Where do you see kiteboarding taking you...

In future, I would like to participate in some competitions. I really like riding freestyle and I am trying to do my best to improve. My idols are Francesca Bagnoli and Paula Novotná so coming close to what they have achieved would be amazing.

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photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina

What other passions and interests do you have...

WATER, GOING FAST & ADRENALINE- these words define my life. I am a sporty type of girl, I am going to the sports high school. Since 6 years old I started racing in swimming. It doesn’t matter, if it’s summer or winter, all sports which involve water, so snowboarding, skiing, snow scooter, wakeboarding, waterskiing but kiteboarding is number one for me.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and also for sharing such awesome images, we wish you all the best and look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

You can follow Emmka on Facebook and Instagram.

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photo: Laci Kobulský / ProKite Alby Rondina



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