Staff Profile: Meet Alex
Anything around windsurfing and SUP, from wetsuits to accessories.I'm also learning about canoe and kayak since it's a sport I am also participating in weekly with my son. It gives a great opportunity to get on the water locally and on days when the wind is too light to windsurf.
At the moment I'm defiantly going to the Defi Wind in Gruissan (France), which is just incredible!. IN addition, hopefully Tenerife for a couple of days and then later in the summer Lake Garda(Italy) and Athens (Greece).
In the U.K my favourite spots are Fraisthorpe for all types of windsurfing, and Rhosneigr for some wave sailing.
In Greece my spot of choice is in Loutraki (Corinth Gulf), again allowing for all types of sailing. For wave sailing Rafina is the place I would choose.And last but not least the spot I refer to as my Paradise on earth is Lake Garda (Italy) “man what a place”!
After a good windsurfing session I always desire some fish and chips accompanied by a chilled beer, Now, if I am in Greece and have had a good session under the burning sun I favour a couple of Souvlakia with that beer!
Memorable last session and why
To be honest all sessions are memorable and wouldn’t change any of them, but the 2 sessions that come straight into my mind and make me bite my nails are:
1) The Defi wind in May: Going downwind fully powered on a 96L Proton and a 6.2 AC1 with a thousand other windsurfers around me. Man, what a sensation!
2) The next session that comes straight to my mind is in Rafina (Greece) in some nice blue waves under the sun on the Goya Quad 89 and the Point-7 Salt 5.0… a day that I wish would have never ended!
That’s the easiest question… All windsurfing kit!!!!Starting from my Point-7 AC-1s and my Goya Protons, to the Quatro Pyramid 92 with the Point-7 Salts!!! Last but not least the Formula 12.0 AC-1 and my Fanatic Falcon 170
Please for the love of God stop waiting for the ideal conditions!!!!
Just get out there and enjoy yourself!!! Any time you spend on the board is a benefit.
Thanks for reading, I hope to speak with you on the phone or even better at the beach!