Naïs Balbinot
Naish Team Europe rider

About Naïs

Naïs lives nearby Santa Croce Lake in Italy. She loves that place because it has everything if you want to practice various sports in nature. In 2017 she learned the basics of kiteboarding and she immediately realized that she loved it! She worked hard and improved her skills a lot. In 2019 she started her competitive path. In 2021 she joined her first competition in Italy and a year after that she won the junior freestyle world title!  

Rider info

Naïs Balbinot

Italy (IT)

Day of birth


What is your favorite kite?
I can’t choose one favorite kite. As I love both disciplines, I like the Pivot for big air and the Torch for freestyle. 

What is your favorite kitespot?
I still have to visit many beautiful spots where I would like to kite. I like to go to Tarifa for big air, and Lo Stagnone because it’s a flat water spot where I can go for a freestyle session. But I also love to kite at my homespot! 

What is your local Kite-spot?
Santa Croce Lake

What is your ultimate goal to achieve?
My ultimate goal in kiting is competing in the grand final for a podium place of the GKA world tour.

What are your hobbies besides kiteboarding?
I like to free riding in deep snow. I like surf skate, run and SUP. I also tried snow kiting, it’s cool! I like being in the nature because it makes me feel good. Another thing I like is playing drums, I started when I was a child. I don’t have much time to play but when I can I “go wild”!

What is your favorite trick?
I don’t have a favorite trick, I like air style and unhooked tricks.

Which rider do you look up to?
I like Tom Bridge his tricks in wake style. In big air style the biggest rider for me is Toby Braeuer.