Leverage your strengths
Michelle is tiny, but it’s a mistake to underestimate her abilities. Kitesurfing relies on wind to fly the sails and perform tricks like flying high above the waves – something that works to her advantage. “I’m way smaller than a lot of the guys who do it, so I always have more power than them; it’s easy for me to jump,” she says. “I surprise [people] when they see what I can do,” she says.