PWA Athletes

Jack Holliday

Jack  Holliday
NZL-91
Age: 25
Height: 0
Debut: 2015
Residence: New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealander
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Biography

1st PWA event entered 2015 AIRWAVES NOUMEA DREAM CUP NEW CALEDONIA PWA WORLD CUP

I started windsurfing in 2007, quickly becoming addicted to wave sailing and freestyle. In 2009 was encouraged to give the T293 class a try. It was a great experience giving me my first taste of competing and training. When I got too big for T293 I moved onto RS:X but became frustrated with racing in sub-planning conditions so I shifted my focus back to wave sailing, freestyle and formula.

In 2012 I entered a slalom event on my freestyle board and became hooked. I competed sporadically on borrowed gear between wave sailing trips for the next few years, including a break in 2014 where I travelled to America to do the mainland events in the American Windsurf Tour. After the 2015 Nationals in February I decided to invest in some quality gear and get serious about slalom, setting myself the goal of competing in the PWA event in Noumea.

Results
2009
2nd u17 - New Zealand Techno 293 Nationals

2010
3rd RS:X 8.5 – Auckland Secondary Schools Regatta

2011
1st Junior - New Zealand Freestyle Nationals

2012
1st Youth - New Zealand Formula Nationals
1st Youth - Taranaki Wave Classic

2013
2nd Overall - Tauranga Slalom Champs
2nd Overall AWA Slalom Series – Mission Bay
1st Overall Expert Division – Maui Race Series

2014
6th Overall – New Zealand Slalom Nationals
4th Amateur - American Windsurf Tour - Hatteras

2015
1st Open Men –New Zealand Formula Nationals
2nd Overall – AWA Slalom Series – Bayswater
9th Overall – New Zealand Slalom Nationals
9th= Overall – New Zealand Wave Nationals

New Zealand
- 2016 NZ Slalom Nationals 2nd Open Men
- 2016 NZ Formula Nationals 1st Open Men
- 2017 NZ Slalom Nationals 2nd Open Men
Pacific Windsurf Cup 2017
- Wellington NZ 3rd
- Maui 5th
- Tahiti 1st


Since deciding to focus my training exclusively towards slalom racing, I have set myself three key goals. The first is to compete on the PWA at the Noumea event. I want to use the opportunity to learn from the best in the world and gauge how I can modify my training and preparation to become competitive at the elite level.

My second goal is to win the New Zealand slalom nationals. Being national champion has been a dream of mine since I started racing slalom. The training leading up to Noumea and the experience I would gain puts in me in the best position possible to achieve this dream.

My long term goal is to compete regularly on the PWA tour.

Sponsors

Watersports South Pacific
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