Residence: United States
Boards: Quatro International
Sails: Goya Windsurfing
Biography2007 Wave: 3rd Brazil, 6th Sal, Cabo Verde, 17th Guincho, 13th Pozo.
2015 3rd NoveNove Aloha Classic
2013 1st JP Aloha Classic Wave
Ranked 6th Wave 2007
Ranked 16th Wave 2006, 4th Aloha Classic Maui 2006, 9th Guincho Portugal 2006
How did you get into windsurfing?
My parents were really dedicated windsurfers and it was only natural that my brother Luke and I would get into the sport
What is it about windsurfing that's got you hooked?
I think when people realize how fast you can go across the water without an engine they totally get hooked and after the feel the sensation of jumping and waveriding its all over for them they will be addicted.
Biggest achievement to date:
I look at my whole career as an achievement I get to do what I love and get paid for it and live in Hawaii at the same time. I'm so thankful that my parents supported me and allowed me to follow my dreams.
Favorite Windsurfing Spot:
Ho'okipa used to be my favorite spot but it's so crowded now. Two weeks ago I scored a secret spot on Maui that is by far my favorite spot. The wave ride is a minute long and perfect it’s like putting 10 Ho'okipa waves together to from one of these waves but I'll never tell the spot it's to good.
Favorite windsurfing discipline:
For me the top of the summit is wavesailing. It's the most fun and never gets old to me because every wave is different and the challenges are so great that your never finish learning and progressing.
My favorite move is not just one move but putting together moves on one wave with smooth transitions that every wave you catch you did the right thing at the right part of the wave. This is by far the hardest thing to do in windsurfing it demands quick thinking and fast reactions and experience.
Favorite Windsurfing Moment:
Every once in a while you'll surprise yourself with something you thought you could never do. From the perspective of people who don't windsurf it's not an accomplishment but for those who do it's a great accomplishment. These are my favorite moments being involved in this great act of nature and performing at a high level for you at that moment nothing else matters.
How do you keep fit and healthy?
I eat a lot of protein and drink a lot of water. I try to keep a well rounded diet and make sure that body will perform at its highest. I think of my body as a tool that needs constant care. If you're out in big surf and you're not fit you pay for it and it humbles you.
Plans for 2006/2007:
I'm filming with poorboyzproductions.com for the biggest windsurfing movie ever made. It will be released in 2007 and will feature locations all over the world.