KITEBOARDER

WATERWOMAN

WHY FUERTEJULIA?

Fuerteventura+Julia=Fuertejulia. It actually all started looking for my nickname for Instagram. It may seem unimportant but I was convinced that I wanted something that really defined me and could not be my first and last name.
I love the fact that I was born on an island in the middle of the Atlantic that is only 100 km from Africa. On the other hand, naming the island where I was born was also and is a way to remind me of where I came from and stay humble.
Over time it turned out that the word “strong” not only meant my place of origin but defined my way of being, acting and thinking. And last but not least, I did not want to put the typical www.juliacastrokiteboarding.com because I did not want or want to be considered as a person who only knows how to do one thing. I think I am much more than just kite and I hope that through this website you can see it.

BIOGRAPHY

At the age of 8 she already had her first diving star thanks to her professional diver parents. By then, Julia had already practiced many other sports such as karate, horse riding or sailing.

Always quite hyperactive, sport was the only way to calm this whirlwind full of energy and those around him knew it.

It was in 2011 when Julia began to excel in athletics running the 100m hurdles, among others. In a single championship of the Canary Islands she achieved 4 gold medals being the most successful athlete of that year.

As in all stories, something would happen that would change the course of his structured and promising life as an athlete.

A knee injury and operation.

As you can see, Julia never returned to the tracks. Kitesurfing appeared in her life a bit by chance, Julia changed kite lessons for photos after having worked in the World Championship that is held every year in Fuerteventura.

After this summer we could only find her on the beach taking the material to school to go to the beach by hitchhiking or bus, 60km every day.

At first Julia had borrowed material from all her kiter friends until little by little, working in all kinds of jobs, and thanks to photography prizes she managed to buy her first board. A North Soleil of 2011.After a year practicing kite, in 2012 and encouraged by her teammates she decided to go to the Spanish Kite Championship being 3rd in both freestyle and waves.

Shortly after she was invited to the international competition “Tarifa Masfters of Kite” in Tarifa where she got another 3rd position sharing the podium with Gisela Pulido (10 times world champion).

In 2013 Julia was proclaimed Junior European Sub-Champion and in 2014 she would get 9th position in the World Championship in Fuerteventura and Tarifa.

2015 was what we can call, a bad year, a ligament injury in her shoulder took her to the operating room.

2016 was just a warm-up in Julia’s return after her injury. Even so, among other things, she managed to be champion of Spain of Wakeboard, 6th in the European Championship of Wakeboard, Champion of the Philippines of Freestyle. The thing was not only in competition results but was also present in media such as RedBull, FHM, MARCA as well as more than 20 local newspapers and kite magazines.

#seguimosluchando #fuertejulia

4x Spanish Wakeboard Champion (2016 -2019)

Kite Park League World Runner-up 2018

7th Cable Wakeboard World Championship 2018

RESULTS

The year of COVID-19

17th First stop Kitesurfing World Championship-Strapless- Salt Island (Cape Verde)

1st Spanish Wakeboard Championship – Marbella (wakeboarding)

1st The Spin Cup – Belgium (wakeboarding)

Team Winners
Redbull Tarifa2 2019 (kiteboarding)

2nd Spanish Kiteboarding Cup (Freestyle) 2019 (kiteboarding)

2nd Spain Kiteboarding League Tarifa 2019 – Tarifa, Spain (kiteboarding)

10th IWWF European Cablewakeboard Championship 2019 – Poland (wakeboarding)

2nd Spain Kiteboarding League Oliva 2019 – Oliva, Spain (kiteboarding)

6th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2019 – Cape Hatteras, USA (kiteboarding)

7th IWWF Cablewakeboard World Championship 2018 – Argentina 2019 (wakeboarding)

7th IWWF Cable Wakeboard World Championship (Argentina) 2018

4th KPL Kite Mansion 2018 (Brazil)

1st Absolute Spanish Championship of Cable Wakeboard 2018 (Barcelona)

6th IWWF World Cup 2018(Shanghai, China) – Cable wakeboard

7th IWWF European and African Championships 2018(Italy)– Cable wakeboard

2nd Patagonia Hood Jam 2018 (USA) – Kite

2nd Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2018 (USA) – Kite

7th IWWF World Cup Aqaba 2018 (Jordan) – Cable Wakeboard

1st PKA Boracay Freestyle 2018 (Philippines) – Kite

2nd PKA Boracay Race 2018 (Philippines) – Kite

3rd PKA Boracay Hangtime 2018 (FIlipinas) – Kite

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2017

5th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2017

Plastic Finalist
Playground 2017

1st PKA Boracay 2017

1st PKA Cagbalete 2017
2017 Philippine Freestyle Champion

1st Seville Wake Park Jam 2016 (Seville, Spain)

1st The Wakeboarding Spin Cup 2016 (Charleoi, Brussels)

6th European Absolute Wakeboard Championships 2016 (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2016 (Benidorm)

1st Wake Air Contest- (Kite+Wake) 2016

2nd Wake Air Contest-(Wake) 2016

1st Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1st Race Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

2nd Big Air Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1st Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Anguib 2016

2016 Philippine Freestyle Champion

8th Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open 2016

Injured

9th PKRA Tarifa 2014

Nominated for “Best Pro Kitesurfer” by Action-Trickon Awards 2014.

9th PKRA Tarifa 2014

Nominated for “Best Pro Kitesurfer” by Action-Trickon Awards 2014.

3rd Rate Masters of Kite 2012″ (Freestyle)

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Freestyle) 2012

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Waves) 2012

5th Kitesurf Tour Europe Castelldefels (Freestyle) 2012

BIOGRAPHY

At the age of 8 she already had her first diving star thanks to her professional diver parents. By then, Julia had already practiced many other sports such as karate, horse riding or sailing.

Always quite hyperactive, sport was the only way to calm this whirlwind full of energy and those around him knew it.

It was in 2011 when Julia began to excel in athletics running the 100m hurdles, among others. In a single championship of the Canary Islands she achieved 4 gold medals being the most successful athlete of that year.

As in all stories, something would happen that would change the course of his structured and promising life as an athlete.

A knee injury and operation.

As you can see, Julia never returned to the tracks. Kitesurfing appeared in her life a bit by chance, Julia changed kite lessons for photos after having worked in the World Championship that is held every year in Fuerteventura.

After this summer we could only find her on the beach taking the material to school to go to the beach by hitchhiking or bus, 60km every day.

At first Julia had borrowed material from all her kiter friends until little by little, working in all kinds of jobs, and thanks to photography prizes she managed to buy her first board. A North Soleil of 2011.After a year practicing kite, in 2012 and encouraged by her teammates she decided to go to the Spanish Kite Championship being 3rd in both freestyle and waves.

Shortly after she was invited to the international competition “Tarifa Masfters of Kite” in Tarifa where she got another 3rd position sharing the podium with Gisela Pulido (10 times world champion).

In 2013 Julia was proclaimed Junior European Sub-Champion and in 2014 she would get 9th position in the World Championship in Fuerteventura and Tarifa.

2015 was what we can call, a bad year, a ligament injury in her shoulder took her to the operating room.

2016 was just a warm-up in Julia’s return after her injury. Even so, among other things, she managed to be champion of Spain of Wakeboard, 6th in the European Championship of Wakeboard, Champion of the Philippines of Freestyle. The thing was not only in competition results but was also present in media such as RedBull, FHM, MARCA as well as more than 20 local newspapers and kite magazines.

#seguimosluchando #fuertejulia

4x Spanish Wakeboard Champion (2016 -2019)

Kite Park League World Runner-up 2018

7th Cable Wakeboard World Championship 2018

RESULTS

The year of COVID-19

17th First stop Kitesurfing World Championship-Strapless- Salt Island (Cape Verde)

1st Spanish Wakeboard Championship – Marbella (wakeboarding)

1st The Spin Cup – Belgium (wakeboarding)

Team Winners
Redbull Tarifa2 2019 (kiteboarding)

2nd Spanish Kiteboarding Cup (Freestyle) 2019 (kiteboarding)

2nd Spain Kiteboarding League Tarifa 2019 – Tarifa, Spain (kiteboarding)

10th IWWF European Cablewakeboard Championship 2019 – Poland (wakeboarding)

2nd Spain Kiteboarding League Oliva 2019 – Oliva, Spain (kiteboarding)

6th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2019 – Cape Hatteras, USA (kiteboarding)

7th IWWF Cablewakeboard World Championship 2018 – Argentina 2019 (wakeboarding)

7th IWWF Cable Wakeboard World Championship (Argentina) 2018

4th KPL Kite Mansion 2018 (Brazil)

1st Absolute Spanish Championship of Cable Wakeboard 2018 (Barcelona)

6th IWWF World Cup 2018(Shanghai, China) – Cable wakeboard

7th IWWF European and African Championships 2018(Italy)– Cable wakeboard

2nd Patagonia Hood Jam 2018 (USA) – Kite

2nd Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2018 (USA) – Kite

7th IWWF World Cup Aqaba 2018 (Jordan) – Cable Wakeboard

1st PKA Boracay Freestyle 2018 (Philippines) – Kite

2nd PKA Boracay Race 2018 (Philippines) – Kite

3rd PKA Boracay Hangtime 2018 (FIlipinas) – Kite

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2017

5th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2017

Plastic Finalist
Playground 2017

1st PKA Boracay 2017

1st PKA Cagbalete 2017
2017 Philippine Freestyle Champion

1st Seville Wake Park Jam 2016 (Seville, Spain)

1st The Wakeboarding Spin Cup 2016 (Charleoi, Brussels)

6th European Absolute Wakeboard Championships 2016 (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2016 (Benidorm)

1st Wake Air Contest- (Kite+Wake) 2016

2nd Wake Air Contest-(Wake) 2016

1st Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1st Race Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

2nd Big Air Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1st Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Anguib 2016

2016 Philippine Freestyle Champion

8th Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open 2016

Injured

9th PKRA Tarifa 2014

Nominated for “Best Pro Kitesurfer” by Action-Trickon Awards 2014.

9th PKRA Tarifa 2014

Nominated for “Best Pro Kitesurfer” by Action-Trickon Awards 2014.

3rd Rate Masters of Kite 2012″ (Freestyle)

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Freestyle) 2012

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Waves) 2012

5th Kitesurf Tour Europe Castelldefels (Freestyle) 2012

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