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WHY FUERTEJULIA?

Fuerteventura+Julia=Fuertejulia. Actually it all started by searching for my nickname for Instagram. It may seem unimportant but I was convinced that I wanted something that really defined me and it couldn’t 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 and is also a way to remind me of where I come from and to keep me humble.
Eventually it turned out that the word “strong” not only meant where I came from but also defined the way I am, act and think. And last but not least, I didn’t want to put the typical www.juliacastrokiteboarding.com because I didn’t want to be seen as a person who only knows how to do one thing, nor do I want to be seen as a person who only knows how to do one thing. I think I am more than just a kite and I hope that through this website you can see that.

BIOGRAPHY

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

Always rather hyperactive, sport was the only way to calm this energetic whirlwind and those around her knew it.

It was in 2011 when Julia began to stand out in athletics running the 100m hurdles, among others. She won 4 gold medals in a single Canarian championship and was the most successful athlete of that year.

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

Knee injury and operation.

As you can see, Julia never returned to the track. Kitesurfing came into her life a bit by chance, Julia exchanged kitesurfing lessons for photos after having worked at the annual World Championships in Fuerteventura.

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

At first Julia borrowed material from all her kiting friends until little by little, working on all kinds of jobs, and thanks to photography prizes she managed to buy her first board. A North Soleil from 2011. After a year of kiteboarding, in 2012 and encouraged by her mates, she decided to go to the Spanish Kite Championships, finishing 3rd in both freestyle and waves.

Shortly after she was invited to the international competition “Tarifa Masters 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 European Junior Sub-Champion and in 2014 she would get 9th position in the World Championships in Fuerteventura and Tarifa.

2015 was what we can call a bad year, a ligament injury in her shoulder landed her in the operating theatre.

2016 was just a warm-up for Julia’s return from injury. Even so, among other things, she managed to become Spanish Wakeboard Champion, 6th in the European Wakeboard Championships and Philippine Freestyle Champion. The thing was not only in competition results but it was also present in media such as RedBull, FHM, MARCA and more than 20 local newspapers and kite magazines.

#seguimosluchando #strongjulia

4x Spanish Wakeboard Champion (2016 -2019)

Kite Park League 2018 World Championship runner-up

7th Cable Wakeboard World Championships 2018

RESULTS

Spanish J80 2021 runners-up (sailing)

10th European Wakeboard Absolute Championship, Germany, 2021

The year of COVID-19

17th First stop of the World Kitesurfing-Strapless Championship – Isla de Sal (Cape Verde)

1st Spanish Wakeboarding Championships – Marbella (wakeboarding)

1ª Copa Spin – Bélgica (wakeboard)

Team winners
Redbull Tarifa2 2019 (kiteboarding)

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

2ª Liga Española de Kiteboarding Tarifa 2019 – Tarifa, España (kiteboarding)

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

2ª Liga Española de Kiteboarding Oliva 2019 – Oliva, España (kiteboarding)

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

7th IWWF Cablewakeboard World Championships 2018 – Argentina 2019 (wakeboard)

7° Campionato mondiale IWWF Cable Wakeboard (Argentina) 2018

4° KPL Kite Mansion 2018 (Brasile)

1st Absolute Spanish Cable Wakeboard Championship 2018 (Barcelona)

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

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

2ª Patagonia Hood Jam 2018 (EEUU) – Kiteboarding

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

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

1ª PKA Boracay Freestyle 2018 (Filippine) – Kiteboarding

2ª Gara PKA Boracay 2018 (Filippine) – Kite

3ª PKA Boracay Hangtime 2018 (FIlipinas) – Kiteboarding

Spanish wakeboard champion 2017

5th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2017

Finalist of the Plastic
Playground 2017

1ª PKA Boracay 2017

1ª PKA Cagbalete 2017
Philippines Freestyle Champion 2017

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

1ª The Wakeboarding Spin Cup 2016 (Charleoi, Bruselas)

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

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2016 (Benidorm)

1ª Wake Air Contest- (Kite+Wake) 2016

2ª Wake Air Contest-(Wake) 2016

1ª Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1ª Race Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

2ª Big Air Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1ª Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Anguib 2016

2016 Philippine Freestyle Champion

8ª Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open 2016

Injured

9ª PKRA Tarifa 2014

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

9ª PKRA Tarifa 2014

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

3ª Tarifa Masters of Kite 2012″ (Freestyle)

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Freestyle) 2012

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Waves) 2012

5ª Kitesurf Tour Europe Castelldefels (Freestyle) 2012

BIOGRAPHY

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

Always rather hyperactive, sport was the only way to calm this energetic whirlwind and those around her knew it.

It was in 2011 when Julia began to stand out in athletics running the 100m hurdles, among others. She won 4 gold medals in a single Canarian championship and was the most successful athlete of that year.

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

Knee injury and operation.

As you can see, Julia never returned to the track. Kitesurfing came into her life a bit by chance, Julia exchanged kitesurfing lessons for photos after having worked at the annual World Championships in Fuerteventura.

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

At first Julia borrowed material from all her kiting friends until little by little, working on all kinds of jobs, and thanks to photography prizes she managed to buy her first board. A North Soleil from 2011. After a year of kiteboarding, in 2012 and encouraged by her mates, she decided to go to the Spanish Kite Championships, finishing 3rd in both freestyle and waves.

Shortly after she was invited to the international competition “Tarifa Masters 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 European Junior Sub-Champion and in 2014 she would get 9th position in the World Championships in Fuerteventura and Tarifa.

2015 was what we can call a bad year, a ligament injury in her shoulder landed her in the operating theatre.

2016 was just a warm-up for Julia’s return from injury. Even so, among other things, she managed to become Spanish Wakeboard Champion, 6th in the European Wakeboard Championships and Philippine Freestyle Champion. The thing was not only in competition results but it was also present in media such as RedBull, FHM, MARCA and more than 20 local newspapers and kite magazines.

#seguimosluchando #strongjulia

4x Spanish Wakeboard Champion (2016 -2019)

Kite Park League 2018 World Championship runner-up

7th Cable Wakeboard World Championships 2018

RESULTS

Spanish J80 2021 runners-up (sailing)

10th European Wakeboard Absolute Championship, Germany, 2021

The year of COVID-19

17th First stop of the World Kitesurfing-Strapless Championship – Isla de Sal (Cape Verde)

1st Spanish Wakeboarding Championships – Marbella (wakeboarding)

1ª Copa Spin – Bélgica (wakeboard)

Team winners
Redbull Tarifa2 2019 (kiteboarding)

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

2ª Liga Española de Kiteboarding Tarifa 2019 – Tarifa, España (kiteboarding)

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

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

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

7th IWWF Cablewakeboard World Championships 2018 – Argentina 2019 (wakeboard)

7th IWWF Cable Wakeboard World Championship (Argentina) 2018

4° KPL Kite Mansion 2018 (Brasile)

1st Absolute Spanish Cable Wakeboard Championship 2018 (Barcelona)

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

7° Campionato europeo e africano IWWF 2018(Italia) – Cable wakeboard

2ª Patagonia Hood Jam 2018 (EEUU) – Kiteboarding

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

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

1ª PKA Boracay Freestyle 2018 (Filippine) – Kiteboarding

2ª Gara PKA Boracay 2018 (Filippine) – Kite

3ª PKA Boracay Hangtime 2018 (FIlipinas) – Kiteboarding

Spanish wakeboard champion 2017

5th Wind Voyager Triple S Invitational 2017

Finalist of the Plastic
Playground 2017

1ª PKA Boracay 2017

1ª PKA Cagbalete 2017
Philippines Freestyle Champion 2017

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

1ª The Wakeboarding Spin Cup 2016 (Charleoi, Bruselas)

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

Spanish Wakeboard Champion 2016 (Benidorm)

1ª Wake Air Contest- (Kite+Wake) 2016

2ª Wake Air Contest-(Wake) 2016

1ª Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1ª Race Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

2ª Big Air Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Cuyo 2016

1ª Freestyle Philippines Kiteboarding Tour Anguib 2016

2016 Philippine Freestyle Champion

8ª Blue Palawan International Kiteboard Open 2016

Injured

9ª PKRA Tarifa 2014

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

9ª PKRA Tarifa 2014

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

3ª Tarifa Masters of Kite 2012″ (Freestyle)

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Freestyle) 2012

3rd Spanish Kite Championship (Waves) 2012

5ª Kitesurf Tour Europe Castelldefels (Freestyle) 2012

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