Riders 2011

ROBBY NAISH
DIVISION: Juniors
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: Quiksilver clothing, wetsuits, shoes, eyewear, and watches. Redbull. Naish.
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Kailua, Hawaii
FAVORITE MOVE: Push loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Hookipa/ Backyards
YEARS WINDSURFING: 37
MOTTO: Life’s what you make it… and every day on the water is a good day.

JAKE AGOOS
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Mom and Dad
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Chadds Ford, PA
ORIGINALLY FROM: East Hampton, NY
FAVORITE MOVE: Piroutte
FAVORITE SPOT: Napeague, NY
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: Full power everyday!

SEAN AIKEN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All of them but may only make Pistol.
SPONSORS: Naish, Quatro, Chinook, Nolimitz
AGE: Older than the hills
HOMETOWN: Hood River
ORIGINALLY FROM: The womb
FAVORITE MOVE: Getting up in the morning
FAVORITE SPOT: Earth
YEARS WINDSURFING: That would be 31
MOTTO: Live your dreams.

NAYRA ALONSO
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Fanatic, Severne, Zeal Optics, Animal Clothing, Flying Objects
AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Gran Canaria Spain
ORIGINALLY FROM: Gran Canaria Spain
FAVORITE MOVE:
FAVORITE SPOT: 
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO: The feeling after a good windsurfing session is the best!

 
VINCE (VINNIE) ARMATO
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Maui
SPONSORS: Naish
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Makawao, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Santa Cruz, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Hitting the lip at the last possible second and hoping I make it.
FAVORITE SPOT: TOP SECRET, (sorry)
YEARS WINDSURFING: 2+
MOTTO: Go as hard as you can.

TIM BAMFORD
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui
SPONSORS:
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Wellington, NZ
ORIGINALLY FROM: Wellington, NZ
FAVORITE MOVE: Bottom Turn
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 6

DARRYL BARBER
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: None officially, but very thankful to all my friends at Second Wind Neil Pryde Maui, Quatro, and Hot Sails that keep me on the water :)
AGE: 42
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Victoria, BC Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Finally… Forward Loop!!!
FAVORITE SPOT: Hookipa, and of course evening sessions at Kanaha with friends.
YEARS WINDSURFING: In Hawaii? since 2006, before think I was just mowing the grass
MOTTO: Whatever, I’m going sailing!!!

 

ROYN BARTHOLDI
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River, San Carlos, Hatteras, maybe Maui
SPONSORS: RRD, The Loft Sails, Chinook, Nolimitz, Dakine, Promotion Wetsuits
AGE: 51
HOMETOWN: Hood River
ORIGINALLY FROM: Minesota
FAVORITE MOVE: Shove It
FAVORITE SPOT: Gnarloo (Australia), The Wall (Gorge)
YEARS WINDSURFING: 18
MOTTO: “Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win, By fearing to attempt.”

 

FABRICE BEAUX
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: Neil Pryde, RRD, O’neill, MFC, and Blue Planet Surf Shop
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Honolulu, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: France
FAVORITE MOVE: 360s, and riding big waves
FAVORITE SPOT: So many; Indo, Hawaii, Morocco, Mauritius, Philippines, New Caledonia, but probably my all time favorite is the North Shore of Oahu.
YEARS WINDSURFING: 27
MOTTO: “Only when you’re dead you have no more option.”

BILL BELL
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Maui Sails, Avon Sail House, Hatteras Island Sail Shop, NahSkwell
AGE: 41
HOMETOWN: Nags Head, NC
ORIGINALLY FROM: Pennsylvania
FAVORITE MOVE: Big FWDs!
FAVORITE SPOT: Wherever the best Hatteras sandbar is found for a given season
YEARS WINDSURFING: 24
MOTTO: Looplicious!

ANA LUCIA BENCHIMOL
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
AGE: 
HOMETOWN: North Shore Oahu, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerials
FAVORITE SPOT: Backyards
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15

 

PATRICK BERGERON
DIVISION: Experts
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani
SPONSORS: RRD, Sailworks, DaKine, NoLimitz
AGE: 42
HOMETOWN: Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Quebec City-Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Back Loops
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere my friends are at…
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26
MOTTO: The only things you really get to regret are the ones you did not do…

 

LARS BERGSTROM
DIVISION: Wife, job, two kids, dog, cat, mortgage… Good grief, I’m lucky to be on the water at all! (Amateur)
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: 42 Surfboards
AGE: 42
HOMETOWN: Hood River, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: All over.
FAVORITE MOVE: Getting barreled.
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere glassy, lined up, and fast.
YEARS WINDSURFING: 29

ALEX BITOUN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Baja, Maui
SPONSORS: Self, but getting a bit of love from Quatro and Goya- thanks guys!
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Paia, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Montpellier France
FAVORITE MOVE: One handed uphaul
FAVORITE SPOT: The Levee – Texas City hehe – Ho’okipa of course!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25 plus years
MOTTO: Still searching for it

SAM BITTNER
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River, San Carlos, Hatteras
SPONSORS: Naish, Dakine, Second Wind
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Paia, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Enumclaw, WA
FAVORITE MOVE: “Head Flop” (attempted forward)
FAVORITE SPOT: Kuau
YEARS WINDSURFING: 4
MOTTO: Be Happy!

DWIGHT BODE
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Self, ride Hot Sails
AGE: 53
HOMETOWN: Jackson, Wy./ Brookings, Or.
ORIGINALLY FROM: California
FAVORITE MOVE: Whatever feels good
FAVORITE SPOT: The cape, Kuau, & the even sisters- baja
YEARS WINDSURFING: 30 Is it time to get a real job yet?
MOTTO: What’s the edge if you haven’t been over it?

IAN BOYD
DIVISION: Retro old dudes division
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: North Sails
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Mill Valley, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Long Beach, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: down-the-line aerials
FAVORITE SPOT: Cali Coast
YEARS WINDSURFING: Since 1978, so 32 years!
MOTTO: Send it!!

MIKAEL BRASSE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River
SPONSORS: None but uses Loft Sails and Witchcraft Boards
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Berkeley, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Vannes in Brittany, France
FAVORITE MOVE: Late Forward
FAVORITE SPOT: Los Canos de Meca
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: Go high or go home!

TOM BURLINGAME
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Maui
SPONSORS: Simmer Style
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Portland, Oregon
ORIGINALLY FROM: Harwich Port, Massachusetts
FAVORITE MOVE: Lip Aerials
FAVORITE SPOT: Oceanside
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Impress yourself

NICO CAILLY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Ho’okipa
SPONSORS: Angulo Custom, Second Wind, Goya Sails
AGE: 29
HOMETOWN: Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Porto Vecchio (Corsica)
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13

FABIO CALO’
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Starboard, Neil Pryde, Maverx Masts, AL360 Booms, Pro Limit, Smith, Fox, Lizard, Oceansource.net
AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Riva Del Garda (Garda Lake, Italy)
ORIGINALLY FROM: Torino (Italy)
FAVORITE MOVE: High Forward Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Platboom (Sud Africa)
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15
MOTTO: I Love Windsurf

 

GIAMPAOLO CAMMAROTA
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hookipa
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: Kuau
ORIGINALLY FROM: Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Beach start, even though sometimes I **** up
FAVORITE SPOT: The West Side
YEARS WINDSURFING: too ashamed about my actual skills to tell
MOTTO: life is too short to work 8 hours a day
BRIAN CASERIO
DIVISION: Old Guys
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Side-Off Video, main international team rider.
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: Cambria, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Laguna Beach, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Chugging milk straight from the carton
FAVORITE SPOT: The Pacific
YEARS WINDSURFING: 29
MOTTO: Be prepared, no wait, someone already took that one. I’ll get back to you.
CHRIS CHANG
DIVISION: Same as Robby Naish, Juniors
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell
SPONSORS: Lola Mola Sportfishing Charters LLC, The Bank of Chang
AGE: 38
HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Los Altos, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Classic Bottom Turn and Cutback
FAVORITE SPOT: A few miles south of Waddell
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26
MOTTO: Hakuna Matata, “no worries”
DEAN CHRISTENER
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui
SPONSORS: Neilpryde, JP-Australia, Dakine
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Paia, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Zurich, Switzerland
FAVORITE MOVE: Goiter
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 9
MOTTO: Work hard, play harder!
JEFF CORNING
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: None
AGE: Older than most, but still feel young at 59
HOMETOWN: Crescent City CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: where ever mom and dad lived
FAVORITE MOVE: schuck and jive
FAVORITE SPOT: Redwood Coast
YEARS WINDSURFING: around 25 years
YEARS SURFING: around 50 years
MOTTO: Live to surf
SHAWNA CROPAS
DIVISION: Ladies
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Neil Pryde Maui, JP-Australia, Kaenon Polarized
AGE: 38
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Vancouver, Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Everything… Having fun.
FAVORITE SPOT: Brandon Bay, Ireland… Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Live it up!

 

CHRISTOPHER CURRAN
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Ha Ha!
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Victoria, British Columbia
ORIGINALLY FROM: Calgary
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop/nailing a sweet parking spot.
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Sebastian, Pistol, Cafe Fantastico.
YEARS WINDSURFING: Are not subtracted from your life. Sail every day, live forever!
MOTTO: Poultry in motion
PETE DEKAY
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: Windsport Magazine
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Hood River & Toronto
ORIGINALLY FROM: London, ON
FAVORITE MOVE: Any that I land
FAVORITE SPOT: San Carlos and Bonaire
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25
MOTTO: Baba Booey…Baba Booey!

ROB DIES
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz & Pistol River
SPONSORS: Big Winds, Starboard, Naish
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Vancouver, BC
FAVORITE MOVE: One handed fin cavitation slide inspired by brothers Simon & Sven
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere with wind and water
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15 years or so
MOTTO: The forecast looks good.
BRUCE DILBECK
DIVISION: Amateur, Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz Classic (so far…)
SPONSORS: None
AGE: 57
HOMETOWN: Pacifica, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Daly City, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerial OTL
FAVORITE SPOT: Scott Creek
YEARS WINDSURFING: 23
MOTTO: “Hit it before it hits YOU!”
LEAH DORAN
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, maybe more?
SPONSORS: Me
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: Santa Cruz
ORIGINALLY FROM: Bacteria
FAVORITE MOVE: Butt drag
FAVORITE SPOT: Top Hat Rock
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: Eat, drink & be merry!

GILLES DOSTIE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
AGE: 59
HOMETOWN: St-Donat
ORIGINALLY FROM: Montreal
FAVORITE SPOT: Outer Banks, Bird Island Basin
YEARS WINDSURFING: 30

NICK DUDET
DIVISION: Youth
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja, Maui
SPONSORS: Simmer Style, Goya, Dakine
AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: Cancun, Mexico/ Menlo Park, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Palo Alto, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Taka
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell Creek
YEARS WINDSURFING: 5+
MOTTO: Do it like you mean it.

JERRY EVANS
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Ezzy Sails, Chatham Wind and Time, Inland Sea, Clew-View Camera Mounts, Team Abide
AGE: 44
HOMETOWN: Chatham, Cape Cod, MA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Sutton, NH
FAVORITE MOVE: Pushloop/forward (never tried one but love the move)
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere I a powered on a 4.7m Ezzy sail
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25
MOTTO: This is not a dress rehearsal.

TOM EVANS
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz & Pistol River
SPONSORS: My retirement account
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Sunnyvale, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Boston, MA
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave 360 (I’ll do one someday)
FAVORITE SPOT: Davenport
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15+
MOTTO: Better to be lucky than good (but you make your own luck)

GRAHAM EZZY
DIVISION: Waves
REGISTERED EVENTS: The best ones
SPONSORS: Ezzy, Quatro, Dakine, Maui Jim, Chinook, K4
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Haiku, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Maui
FAVORITE MOVE: Taka
FAVORITE SPOT: Jaws
YEARS WINDSURFING: 11
MOTTO: Art above all

RUSS FAUROT
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja, Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Ezzy Sails, OES, Dakine, Chinook
AGE: 28
HOMETOWN: Paia, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Lawrence, KS
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: Kuau
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15

GRAHAM FEDDERSEN
DIVISION: Youth
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Starboard, Sailworld Cape Cod, ABK Boardsports, Maui Sails, and Inland Sea
AGE: 16
HOMETOWN: Harvard, MA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Harvard, MA
FAVORITE MOVE: Shredding the Gnar
FAVORITE SPOT: Kalmus Beach
YEARS WINDSURFING: 3.5
MOTTO: “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man”.

DIEGO FEMENIAS
DIVISION: EXPERT
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja, Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: OES Australia Maui, Ezzy, Second Wind Maui
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Santiago, Chile
FAVORITE MOVE: Goiter
FAVORITE SPOT: Kuau
YEARS WINDSURFING: 7
MOTTO: Go big!

ROBERTO FESTA
DIVISION: Master
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS:
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
ORIGINALLY FROM: Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Bottom Turn
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10

 
KATHRYN FISHER
DIVISION: Womens
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Baja, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: Naish, Boardsports, Quatro
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Livermore, CA. AKA Cowtown U.S.A.
ORIGINALLY FROM: Honolulu, HI
FAVORITE MOVE: Tabletop Fin Grab
FAVORITE SPOT: Camp 2 Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: 21
MOTTO: Go Big or Go Home…… without anything broken

ANDREA FRANCHINI
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Self, North Sails, Fanatic
AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Bordighera Italy
ORIGINALLY FROM: Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop, Aerial
FAVORITE SPOT: Hookipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Enjoy

 
CHRIS FREEMAN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, Black Project Fins
AGE: 33
HOMETOWN: Paia
ORIGINALLY FROM: UK
FAVORITE MOVE: Goiter
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 28
MOTTO: Watch this space!

GRIFFIN FREYSINGER
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS:Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Self
AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Paia/Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Milwaukee
FAVORITE MOVE: Fist pump
FAVORITE SPOT: Lots… Ho’okipa, Jaws, Magheroarty
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10ish
MOTTO: Beer and bacon…

 

BENCE FULOP
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Trinity, Hi-surf
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Budapest, Hungary
ORIGINALLY FROM: Hungary
FAVORITE MOVE: Pure down the line
FAVORITE SPOT: One eye, Mauritius
YEARS WINDSURFING: 22
MOTTO: “do it this year…”

 

ANDREA GILLUM
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Jesus
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Kihei, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: South-Eastern Massachusetts
FAVORITE MOVE: Forward and everything I haven’t learned yet!
FAVORITE SPOT: Doesn’t matter, anywhere with wind from 5 to 50 knots.  I love learning new things every chance I get!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO: No excuses.  Don’t think, just do.  In the end what we regret most are the chances we never took.

 
JAZZ GLICKENHAUS
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell, Pistol, San Carlos, Maui
SPONSORS: Tabou/Gaastra
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Kula, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Sandpoint, ID
FAVORITE MOVE: Tweaked Air
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 22
MOTTO: If at first you don’t succeed, never admit you were trying.

FRANCISCO GOYA
DIVISION: hahaha, I can enter Seniors.
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: O’neill, MFC, Goya Windsurfing
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Buenos Aires, Argentina
FAVORITE MOVE: the fast and committed ones, spontaneity.
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa, Baja, Cabo Verde, Pozo, but I also enjoy riding any puddle out there.
YEARS WINDSURFING: 28
MOTTO: having fun

BRETT GREENE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, Deta Windsurf Co.
AGE: 33
HOMETOWN: Dublin, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Peoria, IL
FAVORITE MOVE: Shocka
FAVORITE SPOT: Treasure Island, San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20+
MOTTO: Work Hard, Play Harder

BEN GRODNER
DIVISION: Junior and Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River (bhrr cold!)
SPONSORS: The best ones. (mum&pop)
AGE: 14
HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City baby!
ORIGINALLY FROM: Portland Oregon
FAVORITE MOVE: double forward (I can’t do one, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be my favorite)
FAVORITE SPOT: PSC, Rufus, The Hatch
YEARS WINDSURFING: 6-7
MOTTO: “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around, you’ll miss it” – Ferris

TEM GRONQUIST
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol, Waddell
SPONSORS: Joanne, Audrey, and Sierra (family fan club)
AGE: 43
HOMETOWN: Santa Barbara
ORIGINALLY FROM:
FAVORITE MOVE: Pistol Pitch
FAVORITE SPOT: Jalama, Isla Vista, San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: ‘mister golden sun, mister golden sun, please shine down on me…’ -Sierra, age 5

PASCAL HARDY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Sailworks, Eternal Riders Clothing, Dakine, Scot Freeman (Gorge Surf House), KC, My Family
AGE: 41
HOMETOWN: Kihei, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Out of control and still land on your feet.
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25
MOTTO: If your memories are greater than your present thoughts, you have no future.

 

GLENN J HASLBECK
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Vancouver, British Columbia
ORIGINALLY FROM: North Shore, Vancouver, B.C.
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: Never be afraid to go there

 
CASEY HAUSER
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: MauiSails, Tabou, Dakine, Kaenon Polarized, EpicSessions.tv, Makani Fins, Chinook
AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Hood River/Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Los Angeles, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: body-drag
FAVORITE SPOT: Kuau, Leo Carillo, Hatch, Baja
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO: Enjoy the moment

MERYL HAYWOOD
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Fred Haywood Realty
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Paia, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Maui, Hawaii
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop splatters!
FAVORITE SPOT: On the rocks at Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 6
MOTTO: Do what you fear and watch it disappear!
 

 
SKYLER HAYWOOD
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All of them!!
SPONSORS: Fred Haywood Reality, Quatro International, and Goya Wndsurfing
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Kula, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Paia, Maui
FAVORITE MOVE: Backside tweaked aerials, tweaked aerials, and extra cheesy rolls
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa, Happy Opu
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: If you’re not planing, you’re complaining.

JOHN HEEREN
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Self
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Memphis, TN
ORIGINALLY FROM: Wichita, KS
FAVORITE MOVE: Mephis to the Gorge
FAVORITE SPOT: The Wall on 3.2
YEARS WINDSURFING: on and off -31 years
MOTTO: I’m at a board meeting

JEFF HENDERSON
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, Kanaha Kai Maui
AGE: 49
HOMETOWN: Paia
ORIGINALLY FROM: Vermont
FAVORITE MOVE: Any painless movement!
FAVORITE SPOT: Uppers
YEARS WINDSURFING: 31
MOTTO: Sail anything

TATIANA HOWARD
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui
SPONSORS: Dakine, NeilPryde, Kaenon, Matiko, GoPro
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: 96708
ORIGINALLY FROM: 96768
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave riding
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 9
MOTTO: live, love, laugh, surf!

 

FEDERICO JAIME
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Blue Bay Web Media, Second Wind, El molino club, chicas del viento, GJLS
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Paia
ORIGINALLY FROM: Argentina
FAVORITE MOVE: Mutant
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 4
MOTTO: Freedom

 
SUNYA INCE-JOHANNSEN
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Floras Lake Windsurfing
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Ashland, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: I’m from Oregon
FAVORITE MOVE: Boomerang!
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Sebastian and Upper Kanaha
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: The best windsurfer on the water is the one with the biggest smile.

FEDERICO INFANTINO
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Quatro, Goya, MaverX, Da kine, Oxbow, Al360
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Bordighera (Italy)
ORIGINALLY FROM: Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Hesitated Forward
FAVORITE SPOT: Sud Africa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO: Go Big or go Home!

 
MAKOTO IWASAKI
DIVISION: Amateur, Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Tropityle, Mawls, M’ing
AGE: 45
HOMETOWN: Zushi, Japan
ORIGINALLY FROM: Fukuoka, Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Just down the line
FAVORITE SPOT: Maui, San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25
MOTTO: Have Fun!

MARK JOHNSTONE
DIVISION: Amateur Men
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Self
AGE: 44
HOMETOWN: Kuau, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Tiverton, RI
FAVORITE MOVE: Burnt Bagel
FAVORITE SPOT: Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: 22
MOTTO: Do it!

CAMILLE JUBAN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: Gun Sails, Quatro, Long Horn Energy Drink, Tainos
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: St Francois in Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
ORIGINALLY FROM: France
FAVORITE MOVE: 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Cabo Verde
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO:

PAUL KARAOLIDES
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: My wife & her business, Amorphia Photography!
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Limassol, Cyprus
ORIGINALLY FROM: Famagusta, Cyprus
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop (and Aerial 360 …which I’m still trying to land!)
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25 years but with onshore wind & minimal waves (if you can call them that!) in Cyprus!  Out of the 25 years, about a year in the water!
MOTTO: Seize every opportunity you get, while you still can.
 

 
RANDY KASHINO
DIVISION: Older Guys
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Not Sponsored. Ride Quatro and Sailworks gear
AGE: 56
HOMETOWN: Victoria, B.C., Canada
ORIGINALLY FROM: Victoria, B.C., Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Carving 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Nitinat, Kanaha, Sprecks, Hatchery, Jeri, Tarifa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 21
MOTTO: See You at the Beach!

KAI KATCHADOURIAN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Maui
SPONSORS: Simmer Style, Streamlined, Da Kine, MFC, Rocket Shells
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Haiku, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Stanford, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell Creek, Cabo Verde, Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 29
MOTTO: Show that you care.
KEN KELLAR
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
AGE: 49
HOMETOWN: Woodsboro, Maryland
ORIGINALLY FROM: Barberton, Ohio
FAVORITE MOVE: Nose-first Landings
FAVORITE SPOT: “Secret Spot”, Delaware Bay
YEARS WINDSURFING: 27
MOTTO: Look before you leap!

HAR RAI KHALSA
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol
SPONSORS: Simmer Hawaii
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Portland Oregon
ORIGINALLY FROM: Portland Oregon
FAVORITE MOVE: Top turns
FAVORITE SPOT: Oregon coast
YEARS WINDSURFING: My whole life
MOTTO: Why not

PETER KIMBALL
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Cape Hatteras
SPONSORS: Self with support from Inlandsea
AGE: 49
HOMETOWN: Yarmouth Port, MA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Mass
FAVORITE MOVE: Off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere with waves, home turf Cape Cod, Barbados
YEARS WINDSURFING: 27
MOTTO: Ride-em or weep


JIMMY KING
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Wife
AGE: 54 and rising
HOMETOWN: Webster, NY
ORIGINALLY FROM: All over
FAVORITE MOVE: Anything that will not hurt
FAVORITE SPOT: Still looking
YEARS WINDSURFING: I forget…about 20
MOTTO: It is not how many toys you have, it is how many you have played with…

 

NATASHA KOWALSKI
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Joe Dihl Sail Repair
AGE: 43
HOMETOWN: Santa Cruz
ORIGINALLY FROM: Pacific Palisades
FAVORITE MOVE: Floater
FAVORITE SPOT: Baja and a not-so-secret spot north of Santa Cruz
YEARS WINDSURFING: Wow, too many
MOTTO: Check all spots!

INGRID LAROUCHE
DIVISION: Women, Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell, Pistol, Maui
SPONSORS: Maui Sails, Dakine, Makani Fins, Tabou, Chinook
AGE: 34
HOMETOWN: Paia for another month, then back to Hood River
ORIGINALLY FROM: Quebec
FAVORITE MOVE: No move right now, just trying to wave sail
FAVORITE SPOT: Kuau
YEARS WINDSURFING: 12 or so
MOTTO: Keep trying

TRUDY LARY
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Mark & Matt’s used equipment store
AGE: 50
HOMETOWN: Portland, Oregon
ORIGINALLY FROM: Newark, California
FAVORITE MOVE: Getting out of bed
FAVORITE SPOT: Neptunes & Oceanside Oregon
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15
MOTTO: Beer helping ugly people to have sex since 1897

JEHYUG JAY LEE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Goya Windsurfing, Dakine, Maui Fin Company, Kuma Movie, Theshaka, cafe.daum.net/mauiks
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Wailuku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Cheonan-Si, South Korea
FAVORITE MOVE: Burner, Shaka
FAVORITE SPOT: Kanaha, Kahului Harbor
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: Kimchi Power!

 
KAI LENNY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: Naish, RedBull, Oxbow, Contour
AGE: 18
HOMETOWN: Paia, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Paia, HI
FAVORITE MOVE: Pushloop Table Top Indy
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa, Cloudbreak
YEARS WINDSURFING: 11 years
MOTTO: Never give up, make the impossible, possible!

STEFAN LIDINGTON
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Sailworks, Kaenon Polarized
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Table-Top
FAVORITE SPOT: Arlington, OR
YEARS WINDSURFING: 22
MOTTO: (1) Keep your stick on the ice. (2) Obey the 3-second-rule at all times. (3) It’s better to be nice than right.

TONY LITKE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Beer
AGE: 28
HOMETOWN: Hood River OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Medfield MA
FAVORITE MOVE: Getting Douched!
FAVORITE SPOT: Wherever I’m sailing
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Go fast Take chances

JAMES LUNDIN
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Davenport Surfsail, Northwave Sails
AGE: 55
HOMETOWN: Pistol River
ORIGINALLY FROM: Santa Cruz
FAVORITE MOVE: is forward
FAVORITE SPOT: is classified
YEARS WINDSURFING: um….. as for riding waves, around 45
MOTTO: never leave waves to find waves

PIOTR MAJEWSKI
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: I wish
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Loma Mar, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Warsaw, Poland
FAVORITE MOVE: Forward Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Wind over warm water
YEARS WINDSURFING: 11
MOTTO: Try it all

DEREK MANGAN
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, Chinook, Floras Lake Windsurfing
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Chico, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Chico, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Flapjack, Pigeon
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Sebastian, Floras Lake
YEARS WINDSURFING: 19
MOTTO: more bullfighter

GEORGE MARKOPOULOS
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Cape Hatteras
SPONSORS: RRD, A&O Sports, Mystic, Delmarva Board Sports Adventures
AGE: 45
HOMETOWN: Milford, Delaware
ORIGINALLY FROM: Silver Spring, Maryland
FAVORITE MOVE: Tweaked Aerial’s
FAVORITE SPOT: Assateague, MD., Lewes, DE., North Shore Maui, Cape Hatteras, NC
YEARS WINDSURFING: 21
MOTTO: live2sail

DANI MARTI
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani
SPONSORS: Goya – Windsurfer.es
AGE: 33
HOMETOWN: Paia, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Garraf (Spain)
FAVORITE MOVE: Surfing
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 18
MOTTO: Enjoy the life and respect your environment ;-)

 
ANDRES MARTINEZ
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: Hotsails Maui, Black Project Fins, A.M. Surfboards
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Colombia
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 17
MOTTO: Just go for it!

LUKE MATHISON
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: SCruz and the Rock
SPONSORS: I use Hot Sails
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Harbor, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Brookings, OR
FAVORITE MOVE: Duck Tack
FAVORITE SPOT: where there’s waves
YEARS WINDSURFING: over a decade

KEITH MCCULLOCH
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Me, myself and I
AGE: 44
HOMETOWN: Avon, NC
ORIGINALLY FROM: Pensyltucky
FAVORITE MOVE: Air off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: The Cove and Ocracoke
YEARS WINDSURFING: 24
MOTTO: Lets rig!

KEVIN MCGILLIVRAY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja
SPONSORS: Gaastra, Tabou, Nolimitz, Kaenon Polarized
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Santa Barbara, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Sacramento, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Push Loooops
FAVORITE SPOT: Punta San carlos, Jalama- love/hate relationship
YEARS WINDSURFING: 16
MOTTO: Uh oh… This may not end well, but it sure was fun getting to this point!

ANDY MCKINNEY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras, maybe more???
SPONSORS: wind-nc.com, riding on Tabou, Gaastra, Chinook, and Dakine
AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Avon, NC
ORIGINALLY FROM: Albany, NY
FAVORITE MOVE: from mainland USA to Hatteras Island!
FAVORITE SPOT: The Cove
YEARS WINDSURFING: Lucky #13
MOTTO: Be Happy!

BRICE DE LA MENARDIERE
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz Classic
SPONSORS: My Bank Account… (I ride Angulo Boards and Naish Sails
AGE: 34
HOMETOWN: Santa Cruz
ORIGINALLY FROM: France
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerial Off The Lip, Big Vertical Backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: One Eye and Punta Preta… but really anywhere when it’s big and heavy!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 23
MOTTO: Work Hard, Play Hard!

NATHAN MERSHON
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All 5
SPONSORS: Naish
AGE: 29
HOMETOWN: Slammin’ Salmon, WA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Homer, AK
FAVORITE MOVE: Backloop, 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa and many others!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 18
MOTTO: “Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda

BRYAN METCALF-PEREZ
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: JP, Neil Pryde, Dakine, Promotion, anarchy
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Hood River
ORIGINALLY FROM: Santa Fe, NM
FAVORITE MOVE: Air Taka
FAVORITE SPOT: The Wall
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: The fool who thinks he is wise is indeed a fool, but the fool who knows his own folly is indeed wise.
 

JAKE MILLER
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Quatro, Goya, Dakine, Smith Optics, Chinook, Blue Planet, +H2O, MFC, Pro-Motion, Epicsessions.tv
AGE: 34
HOMETOWN: Makawao, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Casper, WY
FAVORITE MOVE: One-Handed Backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 19
MOTTO: Enjoy the moment!

 
CHRIS MUZZA MURRAY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River, Baja
SPONSORS: Franklin and Marshall, Starboard, Tushingham, Spartan
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: United Kingdom
ORIGINALLY FROM: Scotland
FAVORITE MOVE: Ponch
FAVORITE SPOT: Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: Woop Woop, Fake it till you make it

JUNKO NAGOSHI
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Goya Sail & Board, Da Kine, Kuma Movie, Carvy Wetsuits
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerial off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 16
MOTTO: Where there is a will, there is a way.

 
SAM NEAL
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: JP/Neilpryde, Animal and FC Watersports
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Silsden
ORIGINALLY FROM: Silsden
FAVORITE MOVE: Goiter
FAVORITE SPOT: San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 6
MOTTO: Go big or go home

AURELIEN NICOUL
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Ho’okipa
AGE: 29
HOMETOWN: Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Rennes, France
FAVORITE MOVE: The first beach start after work feels good
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa… “la Torche” and “Le dossen”!!!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 11
MOTTO: Don’t give up, hook-in and enjoy the ride!

MORGAN NOIREAUX
DIVISION: Youth, Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja, Maui
SPONSORS: Neilpryde & JP Australia
AGE: 16
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: France
FAVORITE MOVE: Goiter
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa, Sprecks
YEARS WINDSURFING: 7
MOTTO: Go for it!
YASUHITO OGASAWARA
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Self Sponsor
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: Yokohama, Japan
ORIGINALLY FROM: Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Bottom turn, Off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 3o 
MOTTO: Keep sailing

 

DANIEL O’SULLIVAN
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River
SPONSORS: Naish, Smith
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Vancouver BC Canada
ORIGINALLY FROM: Trois Rivieres, Quebec
FAVORITE MOVE: Forward and Backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: Oregon Coast, Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: 19 years
MOTTO: No regrets
TYSON POOR
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: JP-Australia, Neil Pryde, Dakine, NPX Wetsuits, Peasure Ground Eyewear
AGE: 28
HOMETOWN: Hood River, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Orinda, California
FAVORITE MOVE: Double Forward
FAVORITE SPOT: Too many to list
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15
MOTTO: Live for today!
WHIT POOR
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell, Pistol, Baja Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Severne, Starboard, Dakine, MFC, Prolimit
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Hood River, OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Orinda, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: One-footed backloop
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13
MOTTO: Go big or don’t go at all
FRANCISCO PORCELLA
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz & Maui
SPONSORS: Simmer, 99 Custom Boards, Dakine, Surfactivity, Vans, MFC
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Haiku, Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Taka
FAVORITE SPOT: Indonesia
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: GO BIG OR GO HOME!

KEVIN PRITCHARD
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, Baja, Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Ezzy, Starboard, Camaro, Dakine, MFC, Debiochet, Pritchardwindsurfing.com, Kaenon
AGE: 34
HOMETOWN: Maui, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: California
FAVORITE MOVE: Backside 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Verde
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26
MOTTO: Have Fun!
ROGER RASMUSSEN (aka Crash)
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol,
SPONSORS: not sponsored
AGE: 41
HOMETOWN: Port Orford
ORIGINALLY FROM: Washington State
FAVORITE MOVE: A powerful top-turn
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Sebastian
YEARS WINDSURFING: 18
MOTTO: High booms, loose foot straps.
LEO RAY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Naish Sails and Boards, ION, MFC
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Lyon
ORIGINALLY FROM: Lyon
FAVORITE MOVE: 360 Taka
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 16
MOTTO: Make sure you find and live your dream before you die

 

CASEY REHRER
DIVISION: Juniors, Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River and Ho’okipa
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, Chinook, Pro Motion Wetsuits, Mom and Dad
AGE: 14
HOMETOWN: Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Haiku
FAVORITE MOVE: Limitless
FAVORITE SPOT: Secrets
YEARS WINDSURFING: 8
MOTTO: Sail hard or go home
ANNE-MARIE REICHMAN
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Roxy clothing, DaKine, Starboard, Ezzy Sails
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Haiku
ORIGINALLY FROM: Holland
FAVORITE MOVE: Waveriding; all of it
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa, Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: Many…!
MOTTO: “Dream of life, Live your dream”

 

JORDAN REID
DIVISION: Amateur and Youth
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: Dakine, RRD
AGE: 18
HOMETOWN: Pleasanton, California
ORIGINALLY FROM: Pleasanton, California
FAVORITE MOVE: Shaka and big air
FAVORITE SPOT: Maui and too many others to list
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: Send it…
BENOIT RIBEIRO
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: Versailles
ORIGINALLY FROM: France
FAVORITE MOVE: Old school stuff
FAVORITE SPOT: Moledo, Brandon Bay, One Eye
YEARS WINDSURFING: 22
MOTTO: No guts, no glory.

BERND ROEDIGER
DIVISION: Junior and Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hookipa for sure!
SPONSORS: Naish
AGE: 14
HOMETOWN: Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: South Carolina
FAVORITE MOVE: The one from South Carolina to Maui!
FAVORITE SPOT: Hookipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: .5 of my life so far
MOTTO: I don’t like motto cross.
DION ROSEMAN
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Currently my day job
AGE: 42
HOMETOWN: West Vancouver B.C.
ORIGINALLY FROM: Glen Beach, Cape Town
FAVORITE MOVE: Off the lip aerial
FAVORITE SPOT: Where wind and water meet
YEARS WINDSURFING: Hanging on since before there were footstraps
MOTTO: Follow your dreams

 

GERRITT RUTGERS
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: The Law Offices of Gerritt A. Rutgers
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: San Mateo, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: California
FAVORITE MOVE: Lay down anything, aerial off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Davenport Landing, Santa Cruz
YEARS WINDSURFING: Since 1983 – 27 years
MOTTO: Balance = Happiness
TANYA SALEH
DIVISION: Women’s
REGISTERED EVENTS: San Carlos
SPONSORS: Pryde Group UK, Boardwise
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: San Diego
ORIGINALLY FROM: Portsmouth, UK
FAVORITE MOVE: Table top
FAVORITE SPOT: Topocalma, Chile
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: If the sun is up, there is fun to be had somewhere.
JOSH SAMPIERO
DIVISION: Back of the Pack
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell, Pistol, Punta San Carlos, Maui
SPONSORS: Sam Bittner
AGE: 29
HOMETOWN: Hood River, what!!!
ORIGINALLY FROM: Miami
FAVORITE MOVE: Chugging Baja Fogs
FAVORITE SPOT: Punta San Carlos
YEARS WINDSURFING: 9
MOTTO: Shut up and sail

JON “CHACHI” SASSONE
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: North, F2, Makani Fins
AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Long Island, New York
ORIGINALLY FROM: Long Island, New York
FAVORITE MOVE: Showin’ Off for the Ladies
FAVORITE SPOT: Secret
YEARS WINDSURFING: 13

ZANE SCHWEITZER
DIVISION: Youth, Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol, Baja, Hatteras, Maui
SPONSORS: Starboard, North Sails, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Dakine, Watermanns Sunscreen, Mean Line Fins, PowerBalance, Genr8
AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: Westside of Maui, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Born and Raised on Maui
FAVORITE MOVE: Goo Screw/Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Happy Opu, Hookipa, Windmills
YEARS WINDSURFING: 7
MOTTO: Live life to fullest!

RALF SIFFORD
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: All
SPONSORS: Second Wind, Sailworks, RRD, Elua Makani
AGE: I wish I was 30, I look 40 and I feel 60 from too many years of windsurfing!
HOMETOWN: Kuau, Maui, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Huntington Beach, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Can’t jibe, but I can still backloop!
FAVORITE SPOT: Happy Opu, Outer Sprecks
YEARS WINDSURFING: 30
MOTTO: Never give up!
YOSSY SOLOMON
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: San Carlos
SPONSORS: Solosports
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Israel, Moshav amatz
ORIGINALLY FROM: Israel, Mashav amatz
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerial
FAVORITE SPOT: San Carlos – the best place on earth
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26
MOTTO: don’t worry be happy

 

PHILIP SOLTYSIAK
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras Wave Jam
SPONSORS: Sailworks, Starboard, Dakine, Streamlined, Makani Fins, Prolimit Wetsuits
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Markham
ORIGINALLY FROM: Toronto
FAVORITE MOVE: Kono
FAVORITE SPOT: Brazil
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Go windsurfing!

 

THOMAS SOLTYSIAK
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras Wave Jam
SPONSORS: None
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Markham, Ontario
ORIGINALLY FROM: Markham, Ontario
FAVORITE MOVE: Big Stock Air
FAVORITE SPOT: Jericoacoara, Brazil
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: No Excuses, No Apologies

 

ERIC SORENSEN
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River
SPONSORS: Still waiting for the phone to ring…
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Half Moon Bay
ORIGINALLY FROM: San Mateo
FAVORITE MOVE: Bottom turn, OTL combo
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell Creek, Happy Opu
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: Ride every wave like it’s your last!
NICOLA SPADEA
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Gun Sails, Starboard, Maverx, Underwave, Gasfins
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Formia
ORIGINALLY FROM: Formia, Italy
FAVORITE MOVE: Air Chachoo
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 12
MOTTO: Life is green!

 

JEFF SPILLANE
DIVISION: Amateur, Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: SESA, Chatham Wind and Time, Sailworld Cape Cod
AGE: 52
HOMETOWN: Cape Cod MA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Joisey, Merryland
FAVORITE MOVE: The Bail
FAVORITE SPOT: Still looking
YEARS WINDSURFING: 29
MOTTO: Abide
ALEC STEWART
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: People pay me NOT to ride their stuff
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Paia
ORIGINALLY FROM: Vancouver, Canada
FAVORITE MOVE: Waterstart
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: If it doesn’t kill you, it can only make you stronger.

 

HARLEY STONE
DIVISION: Youth
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Goya, Mom and Dad
AGE: 12
HOMETOWN: Paia Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Paia Hawaii
FAVORITE MOVE: Learning Forwards
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 1
MOTTO: Have Fun!
JOSH STONE
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: I think all of them this year…yeehaa.
SPONSORS: Goya
AGE: 40
HOMETOWN: Paia, Hawaii
ORIGINALLY FROM: Kailua, Hawaii
FAVORITE MOVE: Hard smacking aerial off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Niu Valley
YEARS WINDSURFING: LOTS!!!
MOTTO: You only go around once…so go hard!
CATHERINE TAI
DIVISION: Senior Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani
SPONSORS: My Boyfriend.  Maybe more sponsors in the future…
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Hong Kong
FAVORITE MOVE: Getting tumbled in the impact zone
FAVORITE SPOT: Kanaha, shore break at Hookipa :)
YEARS WINDSURFING: (adding up the on and offs) 1.5 years
MOTTO: No complain about the condition.  Make it work and enjoy!

 

MIHO TANAKA
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River, Baja
SPONSORS: Sakae Co. LTD, Goya Japan, M’ing Wetsuits
AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: Omaezaki Japan
ORIGINALLY FROM: Zushi Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Forward Loop
YEARS WINDSURFING: 16
MOTTO: Having fun!

 

KEITH TEBOUL
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Baja
SPONSORS: Quatro, Goya
AGE:
HOMETOWN: Maui
ORIGINALLY FROM: Madagascar
FAVORITE MOVE:
FAVORITE SPOT:
YEARS WINDSURFING: 27
MOTTO: Enjoy every moment to it’s fullest and be open and spontaneous to new people and places.
ARNOUT TER SCHURE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Waddell, Pistol, Maui
SPONSORS: Quatro International, Goya Sails, MFC
AGE: 36
HOMETOWN: San Mateo
ORIGINALLY FROM: The Netherlands
FAVORITE MOVE: Aerial off the lip
FAVORITE SPOT: Shotguns
YEARS WINDSURFING: 25
MOTTO: It’s not about being the best, it’s about having the best time (though I might change that around in a more competitive setting…)
STEVE THORP
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Simmer, Mistral, K4fins, Dave Noble Windsurfing
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Leicester, UK
ORIGINALLY FROM: Leicester, UK
FAVORITE MOVE: Hitting big lips late
FAVORITE SPOT: Reefs around Thurso, Scotland
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26!
MOTTO: Better late than never..?

 

ERNIE THURLOW
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
AGE: 44
HOMETOWN: Mountain View, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Twisp, WA
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave Sailing and Jumping
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell
YEARS WINDSURFING: 12
MOTTO: Work Hard, Play Hard
ATTILA TIVADOR
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol, San Carlos, Maui Makani
SPONSORS: My kids
AGE: 46
HOMETOWN: Pacifica CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Alameda CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Marrying my wife
FAVORITE SPOT: Behind the ear
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20
MOTTO: The man who dares not waste one hour of time has not discovered windsurfing.
DAVID TROUP
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: EpicSessions.tv
AGE: 43
HOMETOWN: Green Bay
ORIGINALLY FROM: Green Bay
FAVORITE MOVE: Tabletop
FAVORITE SPOT: Two Rivers, Wi
YEARS WINDSURFING: 31
MOTTO: Bones heal, pain is temporary, chicks dig scars and glory is forever. ;)

 

JAIPAL TUTTLE
DIVISION: Amateur/Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz & Pistol River
SPONSORS: VN7 Dynamic Capital, Ultra-Baric Industries
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: Santa Cruz, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: All over the map
FAVORITE MOVE: Avoiding “The Sisters”
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell @ 4ft 20sec 198deg 27kts > 3ft
YEARS WINDSURFING: 26
MOTTO: Reinvent yourself as often as needed.
SERGIO TYROLT
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Odysseus, Polizia di stato
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Agrigento
ORIGINALLY FROM: Agrigento
FAVORITE MOVE: Push loop TT
FAVORITE SPOT: Cannaatello-punta arance
YEARS WINDSURFING: 27
MOTTO: Fallo e Basta!

 

LINDSAY VITORT
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz Classic
SPONSORS: Vela Margarita
AGE: 24
HOMETOWN: Riverside, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Riverside, CA
FAVORITE MOVE: Dancing like no one is watching : )
FAVORITE SPOT: Jericoarcoara, Brazil……magic
YEARS WINDSURFING: 1 1/2
MOTTO: Create your own reality!
TAKAHIRO YATANI 
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Makani Classic
SPONSORS: None
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Omaezaki, Japan
ORIGINALLY FROM: Lake Biwa, Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Back Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Omaezaki, Japan
YEARS WINDSURFING: 10
MOTTO: Just do it

 

YOSHIMI YATANI
DIVISION: Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Naihs Japan
AGE: 33
HOMETOWN: Omaezaki, Japan
ORIGINALLY FROM: Tokyo, Japan
FAVORITE MOVE: Wave Riding
FAVORITE SPOT: Maui
YEARS WINDSURFING: 17
MOTTO: Take it easy

 

ERIC WALLACE
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Myself
AGE: 43
HOMETOWN: Boulder Creek
ORIGINALLY FROM: Connecticut
FAVORITE MOVE: Not falling
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell
YEARS WINDSURFING: 15
MOTTO: Work hard/ Play hard
NICK WARMUTH
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol, Baja, Maui
SPONSORS: Hot Sails Maui, OES Australia, Black Project Fins, Dakine
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Kihei
ORIGINALLY FROM: See Above
FAVORITE MOVE: 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Wherever I’m at at the moment
YEARS WINDSURFING: Not enough
MOTTO: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did.

 

DAVID WELLS
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Exocet/Aerotech
AGE: 41
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
ORIGINALLY FROM: Santa Rosa
FAVORITE MOVE: No handed carving 360
FAVORITE SPOT: Fort Point, California
YEARS WINDSURFING: 30
MOTTO: Woof

 

ALAN WHITE
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Hatteras
SPONSORS: Wife, Dog
AGE: 52
HOMETOWN: Davidson, N.C.
ORIGINALLY FROM: Charlotte, NC
FAVORITE MOVE: ~would be to Oregon or California.
FAVORITE SPOT: The North End of Carolina Beach, NC
YEARS WINDSURFING: 21
MOTTO: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

RICH WILDE
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz
SPONSORS: Quatro, Goya Sails, MFC, Papasrock
AGE: Old enough
HOMETOWN: Redwood City
FAVORITE MOVE: no one out early sesh with s/w waves.
FAVORITE SPOT: Waddell and various reefs
YEARS WINDSURFING: 29 years
MOTTO: s/w at 17 sec. southbound and down!
ESTEBAN WINIARSKI
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz & Pistol River
SPONSORS: Family
AGE: 48
HOMETOWN: San Rafael, CA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Chicago, IL
FAVORITE MOVE: Triple Loop!
FAVORITE SPOT: Punta Abreojos, Baja California (Seen in Windsurfing Movie II) & PSC
YEARS WINDSURFING: 20+
MOTTO: Olas + Viento= Pura Vida!

 

FIONA WYLDE
DIVISION: Juniors and Women
REGISTERED EVENTS: Pistol River
SPONSORS: Dakine, Sailworks, Big Winds, Gorge Dental, O’neill
AGE: 14
HOMETOWN: Hood River Oregon and Los Barriles Mexico.
ORIGINALLY FROM: Port Townsend Washington
FAVORITE MOVE: Attempting new things!
FAVORITE SPOT: Anywhere it’s windy!
YEARS WINDSURFING: 4
MOTTO: Have fun, go fast!

 

MACRAE WYLDE
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Santa Cruz, Pistol River
SPONSORS: Sailworks
AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Hood River OR
ORIGINALLY FROM: Medfield MA
FAVORITE MOVE: Push Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Wherever I’m sailing
YEARS WINDSURFING: 14
MOTTO: Go fast Take chances

 

CODY YOUNG
DIVISION: Youth
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Quiksilver and Dakine
AGE: 12
HOMETOWN: Makawao, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Makawao, HI
FAVORITE MOVE: all loops (can’t do them)
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: sailed as a little kit but only about a year of real sailing
MOTTO: “There’s no hope in dope” and ” only a surfer knows the feeling”

 

SERGEY ZAVERSHINSKIY
DIVISION: Expert
REGISTERED EVENTS: Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Second Wind
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Paia, HI
ORIGINALLY FROM: Russia
FAVORITE MOVE: Forward Loop
FAVORITE SPOT: Ho’okipa
YEARS WINDSURFING: 7
MOTTO: Surfing is tan, gym, laundry, all at once

 

BJOERN ZEDLICK
DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Goya, Quatro, Vousht
AGE: 31
HOMETOWN: Hamburg
ORIGINALLY FROM: Germany
FAVORITE MOVE: Cutback
FAVORITE SPOT: Uppers when it’s big and clean
YEARS WINDSURFING: 24
MOTTO: Nothing in life is to be feared.  It’s only to be understood.

 

SVEN ZEDLICK
DIVISION: Masters
REGISTERED EVENTS: Maui Makani Classic
SPONSORS: Myself
AGE: 58
HOMETOWN: Ratzeburg
ORIGINALLY FROM: Ratzeburg/Germany
FAVORITE MOVE: Duckjibe
FAVORITE SPOT: Klitmoeller and Uppers
YEARS WINDSURFING: 32
MOTTO: Carpe Diem

 

MATTHEW ZIBRAT

DIVISION: Amateur
REGISTERED EVENTS: Cape Hatteras
SPONSORS: Team Abide, ClewView.com, Chatham Wind and Time, Inland Sea
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Cape Cod, MA
ORIGINALLY FROM: Cape Cod, MA
FAVORITE MOVE: Making it happen down the line with style!
FAVORITE SPOT: Cape Cod Waves outer-beach
YEARS WINDSURFING: 11
MOTTO: Live for the now, take time to remember the moment, and always Abide!

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