PWA Athletes

María Andrés

María  Andrés
Age: 40
Height: 172
Debut: 2006
Residence: Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Boards: Duotone
Sails: Duotone


I was born in the South of Spain, and began windsurfing at the age of eight off the coast of Cadiz. I have been competing since the age of 13, windsurfing has taken me all over the world and sparked my love of travel and discovery. Combining my passion for the sport together with my education in graphic design has allowed me to make a career of discovering the most beautiful locations imaginable.

Today I am a professional Windsurfer, a travel writer and brand content creator for companies and destinations, contributing to Windsurf and Stand Up Paddle magazines around the world.

Competitive Career

I began my competitive windsurf career at the age of 13, with a focus on Olympic Class Racing. I was a member of the Spanish Olympic Team in 2002-2003, before turning my focus to Formula and then to Slalom, where I was competing on the PWA World Tour.

My career took a new turn when I discovered the world of wavesailing. I now travel the world in search of the best waves and wind to push my own limits, as well as competing on the Wave World Tour (now, the unified PWA/IWT Tour).

Competition Results

Currently ranked 2nd on the 2023 PWA/IWT Unified Ranking
2nd - PWA/IWT Wave Omaezaki, Japan 2023
5th - PWA/IWT Wave Cloudbreak, Fiji 2023
3rd - IWT Wave World Tour Aloha Classic, Maui 2022
1st - Overall IWT Wave World Tour 2019
1st - IWT Wave Topocalma Infernal, Chile 2019
1st - IWT Pacasmayo Classic, Peru 2019
AWSI Female Windsurfer of the Year 2019
2nd - Overall IWT Wave World Tour 2018
5th - PWA Wave World Tour Morocco 2018
1st - IWT Wave Baja California, Mexico, 2018
1st - IWT Wave Matanzas, Chile, 2018

Vice World Champion - IFCA Slalom 2015
4th - PWA Slalom World Cup Tour Overall 2014
3rd - IFCA Slalom World Championship 2014
7x Spanish Champion - Formula Windsurfing
4x Spanish Champion - Slalom ('11, '12, '13, '14)
3rd - European Championship Formula Windsurfing 2006
5th - Mediterranean Games Olympic Class 2001
Vice World Champion - Raceboard 2000
Spanish Olympic Team 2002-2003


Duotone, fritz-kola
María  Andrés
María  Andrés
María  Andrés