Meet Roberto Hofman
One of the most common sights on the beach scene at PWA events, is regular MC and commentator Roberto Hofmann. Roberto, being an ex-competitor is no stranger to the professional scene, and has a large bank of knowledge on all the sailors’ strengths and weaknesses, personalities and backgrounds, whilst staying constantly up to date with all the latest freestyle moves.
Roberto lives in Italy and runs his Roberto Hofmann windsurfing school in Latina near Rome, as well as being Naish, North and Mistral’s man responsible for sales marketing and service throughout Italy.
Since travelling the world competing, having an Italian Mother, German wife, and living in several countries, Roberto subsequently speaks fluent French, English, Spanish, Italian, German - and a little Dutch too!
“I still love the windsurfing scene so much, and for me it’s a real pleasure to see the sport progressing year on year’ As a former Italian racing champion, Roberto spends as much time as he can on the water and says ‘I really get a big kick from commenting on the young guns skills, especially when they throw sick freestyle moves, in front of some excited crowds!’
If you’ve never been to visit a PWA event before, be sure to book a ticket for the grandstand action one day soon, and enjoy the colorful and information packed show Roberto provides in so many languages!
Thanks Roberto for all the entertainment!