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02/08/2007 - created by Brian McDowell

The Best of…Simon Hurrey

One of the PWA World Tours newest faces, Simon Hurrey (K-61 RRD / Simmer) made his freestyle fleet debut in 2006. An amazing free sailor, Simon, 27, is based In Dahab, Egypt, for a good portion of the year where he manages a popular windsurfing center - allowing him to train in perfect freestyle conditions! Simon's training hard at wavesailing now with his girlfriend Laure Treboux (SUI-4 Naish / Naish) who's also escaped the Red Sea's mirror flat surfaces for the waves of Cape Town. We thought we'd ask him, as a dedicated coach, competitor and ambitious athlete, what his best Impressions are about tour life!

The Best...

Thing about being British is:

There are a lot of awesome British sailors to windsurf with.

Thing about being on tour is:

Being around all the other riders, the windsurfing and the social scene.

Party I went to recently:

Animal Windfest party, UK.

Board I’ve ever ridden:

RRD Hardcore wave 69

Traveling companions:

My windsurfing missus! I never get in trouble for being on the water, and never have to go sightseeing when there’s wind or waves…. or just never sightseeing actually!

Looking ladies are in:

Switzerland (With my arm twisted in a painful position behind my back)…. and Venezuela.

Day on tour ever:

The days leading up to Fuerteventura when everyone was out freesailing together.  There were  just outrageous stunts being thrown down.

Result I’ve had this year:

2nd at the British Freestyle championships.

Training outside of windsurfing:


Place to party:

Podersdorf during the PWA Freestyle World Cup.

Session I can remember:

Pungarehu Rd, Taranaki New Zealand.  Mast high, down the line, 10 bottom turns.  I'll Never forget it!

Destination for a trip:

One that has waves so you can surf when the wind is not there.

Local spot at home:

The wish tower in Eastbourne.  Not epic but I have sailed it stacked on 3.7 with a big swell.

Windsurf shot I’ve ever seen:

Skyeboys table top off the lip from the PWA wave event in Vargas a few years ago, or most of Polakow’s one handed aerials!

Windsurf film I’ve ever seen:

FWD (only because plug and play is a bit old)

Juniors I’ve seen recently:

Kiri blows my mind.  You think he can only slide and then pops a massive shaka.

Place on tour:

I've never been to Maui, Podersdorf was raining so I guess, Fuerteventura for consistency.  But for action it has to be Maui!

Thanks Simon.

© PWA / Brian McDowell

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