Bruna Kajiya

Have fun on the water and see all opportunities the kite offers you

Bruna Kajiya seen from above
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Hi, my name is Bruna Kajiya. My discipline is kitesurfing freestyle. My friends call me Bru. I was born on 25 February 1987 in Vinhedo, São Paulo, Brazil. My special talent is to break things, everything I touch seems to break. My philosophy of life is learn from your difficulties, take the best of them an move forward. My favourite food is my dad's baked fish wrapped in banana leaf. My favourite music is Ben Howard.


World champion freestyle kitesurfer Bruna Kajiya is an amazing ambassador for her sport, and is dedicated to getting more girls involved and on the water.

The Brazilian athlete is known for her powerful, stylish riding and has racked up an impressive collection of trophies since she began competing. As well as claiming the national title a remarkable four times, Bruna was PKRA World Tour vice champion three years in a row before finally taking the top spot in 2009.

Her favourite move is the powered back mobe and Bruna admits that her path into kitesurfing came about by fluke, after a surfing accident prompted her to look at other sports. While attending college in Maui she discovered wakestyle riding and hasn’t looked back since.

“Always have fun on the water,” advises Bruna. “Sometimes I’ll be having a hard day freestyling and don’t enjoy it until I realise the conditions are perfect for surfing or big air. Try to see all the opportunities the kite offers you.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: World Kiteboarding League

      New Caledonia

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Pringles Kitesurf World Cup 2016

      Fehmarn, Germany

    2. 3rd Place: 2016 Wind Voyager Triple-S

      North Carolina, USA

  3. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: Pringles Kitesurf World Cup 2015

      Sankt Peter-Ording, Germany

    2. 1st Place: VKWC Fuerteventura Kitesurf World Championships


      Playas de Jandia, Fuerteventura, Spain

  4. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Tarifa Pro Kite Tour - Freestyle

      Tarifa, Spain

    2. 2nd Place: Dakhla Kiteboarding World Cup - Freestyle

      Dakhla, Western Sahara, Morocco

  5. 2012
    1. 2nd Place Overall: PRKA World Championships