Gabriele Steindl: Professional Kitesurfer & Freelance Writer - Action, Lifestyle & Travels

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My Curriculum Vitae

2002 – now  International Team Rider
After many successful years in the Kite World Cup (2003-2007), I have been pursuing a career as  “Globetrotting Freerider”, adventurer, journalist & travel-writer. Organizing media-projects all across the globe, I capture my adventures in photos, texts and film and I’m proud of over 350 publications in leading international magazines. My articles (writing myself in English and German) are translated into  ITA, FRA, SPA, etc.

2013 – now  Massage Therapist
Certifications: Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Sports Injury & Movement Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Energy & Intuitive Healing. Please check out:

2018 – 2022  Outdoor Education Leader
The Outdoor Education Group, Australia
Helping to empower students on their journey to self-discovery in the great outdoors and build the skills needed to tackle life’s ordinary and extraordinary challenges. Guiding groups of up to 35 students on multi-day camping expeditions using the natural world to enrich student learning and strengthen essential capabilities such as leadership, resilience, self-belief, communication, social cohesion, and critical and creative thinking.
Adventure activities that I taught included: Abseiling, climbing, canoeing, high ropes, camping in the outdoors and more!

2001 – 2002  Marketing & Circulation Manager
“Action Asia“ Publications Ltd, Hong Kong
Responsibility for the overall management of the circulation & marketing departments: Managing and coordinating the global distribution & circulation throughout the Asia Pacific Network, USA & Europe, event sponsorship & trade show packages, focusing on both the design & sales side.

2000 – 2001  Business Development Manager
Institutional Investor Newsletters, Hong Kong
Successfully introduced and marketed a range of financial products, new to the Asian market.

1999 – 2000  Sales Executive
Euromoney Institutional Investor, London

1998 – 1999  Cabin Crew
British Midland Airways, London


1997-1998 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Hospitality Management

1994-1996 International Institute of Tourism and Management (ITM), Krems, Austria
Diploma ‘Expert in the International Tourism and Hospitality Field’

1994 Bundesrealgymnasium Wien 19, Vienna, Austria
Graduation with the´Matura´ with distinction


Fluent in German, English, proficient in Portuguese, Spanish and French


Travelling: Exploring foreign countries and different cultures (I’ve been to over 60 countries so far).

Writing & Photography: For samples of my work please go to my portfolio.

Other Sports than kitesurfing:  Surfing (ISA certified instructor), SUP, scuba diving (PADI Advanced, CMAS* Bronze), yoga, swimming, mountainbiking, snowboarding, horsebackriding (Double National Junior Champion), hiking, aerobics (YMCA London certified instructor), Shotokan karate (orange belt), MuayThai kick boxing, ‘adrenalin sports’ (i.e. skydiving, bungee jumping, etc.).

Music, Literature, and Film (Stunt rider in the Walt Disney Production ‘The Tree Musketeers’).

Loving Mother Nature & the great outdoors !

Please also check out ‘MY PROFILE’, read a ‘SHORT INTERVIEW WITH ME’, scroll through my ‘COMPETITION RESULTS’ and find out what I focus on today: ‘FREERIDING’ … and most of all: enjoy & have fun cruising around !!