PWA Athletes

Yuma Kobayashi

Yuma  Kobayashi
J-100
Age: 26
Height: 0
Debut: 2014
Residence: Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Boards: Starboard
Sails: Severne Sails

Biography

1st PWA event entered Bonaire Freestyle 2014

2017 Ranked 1st JWA Trick'n Try Motosuko
2017 Ranked 1st JWA Freestyle Festa Zushi
2016 Ranked 1st overall JWA Freestyle Japan Tour
2017 Ranked 1st JWA Hamanako Championship Freestyle
2016 Ranked 1st JWA Coldbreeze Omaezaki Freestyle
2016 Ranked 33th PWA SYLT
2016 Ranked 33th PWA FUERTEVENTURA
2016 Ranked 25th PWA SURF WORLD CUP,PODERSDORF,NEUSIEDLER SEE
2016 1st JWA Pro-Ama Freestyle Championship Zushi
2015 Ranked 1st overall JWA Freestyle Japan Tour
2015 1st JWA Coldbreeze Omaezaki
2015 1st JWA Trick’n Try lake Motosu
2015 1st JWA Pro-Ama Freestyle Championship Zushi
2015 Ranked 40 Current PWA overall ranking Freestyle 2015
2015 canceled PWA DAVIDOFF COOL WATER WINDSURF WORLD CUP SYLT 2015
2015 ranked 33 PWA FUERTEVENTURA 2015
2015 canceled PWA SURF WORLD CUP,PODERSDORF,NEUSIDKER SEE 2015
2014 Ranked 33 Current PWA overall ranking Freestyle 2014
2014 ranked 33 PWA DAVIDOFF COOL WATER WINDSURF WORLD CUP SYLT 2014
2014 ranked 33 PWA FUERTEVENTURA 2014
2014 ranked 40 PWA BONAIRE 2014
2014 Ranked 1st overall JWA Freestyle Japan Tour
2014 2nd JWA Coldbreeze Omaezaki
2014 1st JWA Trick’n Try lake Motosu
2014 1st JWA Pro-Ama Freestyle Championship Zushi
2013 Ranked 1st overall JWA Freestyle Japan Tour
2013 1st JWA Pro-Ama Freestyle Championship Zushi
2013 2nd JWA Trick’n Try lake Motosu
2013 1st JWA PIZZA-LA KUA’AINA CUP
2012 Ranked 2nd overall JPWA Freestyle Tour
2012 2nd JPWA Omaezaki Pride Freestyle
2012 2nd JPWA Trick’n Try lake Motosu
2012 1st JPWA PIZZA-LA KUA’AINA CUP Freestyle
2011 Ranked 3rd overall JPWA Freestyle Tour
Windsurfing Ambitions:
My aim is to make remarkable grade at PWA year ranking 2016; so that I must entry all Freestyle events of PWA in this year. I grabbed a first chance to compete with worldwide professionals at Austria. I will bring out all my best at the event as much as I can, and I will draw attention as "Japanese player going anywhere in the world."
Last year I was able to win the JWA Freestyle tour 2015; now my aim is to be a world champion. To do this, I need to show that I have the ability to perform at the highest level at PWA events. Enlarging my technique will improve my ability to connect with and to reach the highest world level. Competing among the world’s top sailors immediately will also help me reach this goal.
JPN Freestylers have been continuing activities for dissemination and systemization domestically and this activity continues to grow. As a part of this activity, since 2010, I have been giving lessons to all age freestylers in my “Freestyle Sessions” once a month. I love to see my students try to jump, try to turn and try to sky fling on the water. I get a lot of energy and motivation from then also.
I hope these activities will spread to other Asian countries, as well, because there are many good spots for Freestyle in South Asia. I hope we will be able to hold a PWA Freestyle event in Asia one day. My love of Freestyle and the promotion of Freestyle are a center of my life, and I will continue contribute this industry as much as I possibly can.

Sponsors

Starboard, Severne Sails, GoPro, Adidas Eyewear, On's, Oxbow