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May 04, 2021

Ripping kitesurfer — and brand new SunButter ambassador — Peri Roberts is currently ranked #2 on the Kite World Tour. We love Peri for her can-do attitude and fiery passion for the ocean. 

How did you get into what you’re doing? 

I started kitesurfing after watching my Dad rip at a young age. He was and still is my biggest motivator... haven’t looked back since. 

Have you ever had a scary experience? 

Does getting dragged across a reef count? Scary experiences are kind of a common occurrence, but that’s what makes the sport so fun. 

What’s your most touching experience? 

Anytime someone comes up to me on the beach and says I’m an inspiration to them! I love that I inspire girls and guys to get out there and take charge! Also popping champagne on the podium, I’ll never forget that one. 

What’s your advice for anyone wanting to get involved? 

Find your local shop and get a lesson off them. Watch some good old YouTube videos and do your research. Kiting is for everyone!

What motivates you? 

My drive to be the best I can be, taking influence and inspiration from others around me. Also the hunger to be #1 one day. 

How do you continue to educate yourself? 

Practice. Listening to my intuition and pushing myself out of the comfort zone. You learn by experience. 

Who in your field inspires you? 

The up-and-coming groms. I remember being a kid and having this desire to be the best. Seeing that as an adult now keeps me hyped, especially when the groms are bringing so much to the table these days. 

What’s your message/mission statement? 

Have fun. Stay true to yourself and stay humble. We’re at the ocean’s mercy... treat it with respect and it will reward you back, ten fold. 

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