Ruben Lenten, born in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, is a household name in the kiteboarding world.
Ruben is one of those guys who takes things in his stride. His laid back attitude and philosophy allow him to enjoy life to the fullest and take his career on the water all the way to the top. Ruben, a.k.a “master of extreme”, is the one pushing kiteboarding to the absolute limits; it’s all about flying higher, going faster and being more extreme.
At 15 years old, Ruben found his love for kiteboarding and since discovering this love he has attended pretty much every major kiteboarding event over the years, ending up second overall on the PKRA world tour in 2005 and won Red Bull King of The Air in Maui.
After years of competing at the top, his focus shifted to promoting the extreme side of kiteboarding, the side that wasn’t getting airtime due to the sport being relatively new and many elements were yet to be discovered. This more extreme side involved riding in storm conditions with gale force winds and massive waves, while performing risky aero-acrobatics with the kite.
Sponsors, and the general public were in awe of his sheer courage, and so Ruben found his niche as an “extreme kiteboarder”.
“I just like going big and flying!”