Blast From The Past
Next up in our latest ‘Blast From The Past’ interview is Croat Luka Mratovic (RRD / RRD Sails), who made his debut on the PWA Slalom World Tour in 2017 - having previously competed at 3 Olympics!
Hi Luka Mratovic - take us back to the memory of your very first windsurf experience… Where were you?
I was in Peljesac Peninsula in Croatia, where we have a summer house.
When was it?
My first time was in the summer of 1996. But I was too young and small to use that ‘big’ equipment. So a few years later I started to windsurf more often!
Who were you with?
With my brother.
What do you remember from that very first ‘session’?
Lots of falling down, but it was fun and I enjoyed it.
Who was your local hero? And why?
My brother and one Dutch tourist. They were the only ones windsurfing there at that time.
What gear were you using?
A small waveboard manufactured in Croatia. (MOSOR Boards)
Describe your feeling when you were planing for the first time…
It was the best feeling ever, and from that moment I started to think only about that and wanted to sail more and more.
How did you realise you were becoming a professional windsurfer?
That was my dream from the first video tape I was watching; about trips and just windsurfing around the world.
Give a tip for the next generation...
Just enjoy, love what you do and everything is possible.