Video: Going North with Pro Kiteboarder Paula Novotna

Professional kitesurfer Paula Novotna­ from the Czech Republic teamed up with Vivida Lifestyle's founder David Harris-Burland to create a video insight into Paula's daily lifestyle and training out in North East Brazil. The project and trip was supported by Paula's main sponsor North Kiteboarding (now Duotone Kiteboarding) and Club Ventos (hotel company providing windsurf and kitesurf vacations in Brazil).

Watch the full movie below to enjoy some world class kiteboarding and get to know Paula on a more personal level. She explains just how big a role kiteboarding has and continues to play in her life. She talks about the support she received from an early age from North Kiteboarding (Now Duotone).

Going North - Official Movie

The migration to Brazil

Many professional kitesurfers migrate to Brazil for training during the September-December period to make the most of the steady reliable winds and flat water lagoons. It has been a favourite place of Paula's for many years, and Going North exploring the beauty of the Ceara region for this video project was a true adventure.

International recognition

The movie gained international recognition from the Kiteboarding community all over social media, Redbull, renowned magazines such as Kite Sista Magazine, Kite ChannelIKSurf Mag, & The Kite Mag.

Jackie Tyburski dives deep into the stories and true essence of the Vivida Lifestyle brand, ethos, and mission. She believes the right words illuminate our purpose and capture life's moments in pure, imperfect, and poetic form.  Travelling, cooking, yoga, and paddle-boarding are a few of Jackie's other favourite things, alongside being a mom and wife to a few awesome humans.