Andy Yates has been focusing on other things than competing for now.
It is true that he is studying Medicine in North Queensland/Australia.
However, he has been riding quite a bit and he still rips.
He has been the head coach for the Australian Pro Kite Academy- Freestyle, coaching and helping young riders to improve their freestyle skills which is just awesome.http://www.intheloopkiteboarding.com/au
He is also an ambassador for Suzuki where he has been involved in some car racings and other fun projects with the brand.
Suzuky Way of life Campaignhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_jkHF96UM
Suzuki Ambassador Programhttp://www.suzuki.com.au/community/amba
I know he got some amazing projects in the pipeline for next year. Stay tuned for a some new flicks of him too