Karim Shawky

kitesurf freestyle
Karim
Date of Birth:
19.01.1996
Nationality:
Egyptian/Japanese
Hometown:
Hurghada, Egypt
Homespot:
El Gouna, Redsea, Egypt

Young and talented rider, Karim started to kite in 2011, when he won a kitesurf course in a school Poetry competition as a prize. After several promising results in competition, Karim is back on the water in 2016 after a long injury on his back.

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2011
-My first local competition and won 1st place in Junior on
October 2011, 6 months after I learnt the sport.
-1st place in Junior Freestyle & 2nd place in Senior Nationals for
Egyptians in El Gouna, Egypt in October 2011

2012
-The 1st Egyptian and 1st Japanese participating in
Mens PKRA Kitesurf Word cup in Germany 2012
-1st place Seniors National Competition Kite Jamboree Egypt 2012

2013

– 5th place in Africa & Youngest Egyptian rider (17 years old ) in IKA Course
Race African Championship in 2013
– 1st place Seniors National Competition Kite Jamboree Egypt 2013

2014
– Became a RedBull athlete in January 2014
– 17th place in PKRA 2014 in Soma Bay, Egypt 2014
– 25th place in PKRA 2014 Germany 2014
– 1st place in King of Lagoon, Ras sydr 2014
– 1st place in Kite Jamboree , El Gouna 2014

2015
– 32nd in VKWC, Morocco 2015
– Judging in Red Bull “Kite The Waj” 2015 in Bahrain with Ruben Lenten in June
2015
– Lower back spinal injury with 2 disk hernias

2016

– Recovered from back injury after 1 year and back on water in June