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An adventurous and driven young female, Australian athlete Peri Roberts has taken her passion for watersports and hunger for a challenge to the world stage.
From Newcastle, NSW, she has climbed the ranks of the kitesurfing world at local, state and national competitions. Starting in her mid teens- Roberts made a name for herself as the only junior female kitesurfer in the ‘wave riding’ competition scene. Grabbing the attention of the industry and brands alike; the Kitesurf World Tour was calling.
After receiving a wildcard into the last World Cup event of 2018, Roberts’ thirst for competition and the ultimate desire for a championship title grew. After being invited back to the Tour for the 2019 season, Roberts joined at the second event in Sylt, Germany- formerly a prestigious Windsurfing Championship location, this Kitesurf World Cup was the first of its kind.
An expected 60,000 spectators over the course of the week give Peri the incentive she needed to perform in a competition combining both disciplines of strapless wave riding and strapless freestyle. This motivation flourished, helping her to 4th place and a podium finish for her first event.
Great success followed Roberts’ remaining Rookie Year events, leading her to 5th on the final rankings for the year. The following year’s tour was stopped by Covid, like many sporting events around the world, and Peri spent her time creating content, travelling throughout Australia to film for her sponsors.
As the World Tour resumed in 2021, Roberts’ found herself leading the rankings through the entire season, scoring 2nd place podiums and a 3rd place. A challenging year Roberts’ claims, as she had to search for funds to support her world tour campaign “I worked 3 jobs and sold my car, while training, just to travel and compete”. This taught her the strength of her will power, and the determination she had to make it to the top “It was the hardest year of my life. I was exhausted…but so proud of the never-faulting drive I had within myself to succeed. It definitely made the result so much sweeter”.
Roberts became the 2021 World Champion, after only one previous season of being on tour. The fastest climb to the top in Kitesurfing History.
Peri’s determination to succeed has been highlighted all over the world. Her next goal is to continue her pursuit in being a top rider, as well as creating passionate creative content, films and capsule, pushing the sport and inspiring other young men and women to chase their dreams.