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 ... e-sessions
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 Campaign
Suzuki Ambassador Program
http://www.suzuki.com.au/community/amba ... andy-yates
I know he got some amazing projects in the pipeline for next year. Stay tuned for a some new flicks of him too