Boardseeker: There has kind of a been a bit of a gap in the last few years without too much of yourself featuring, can you update us on what you’ve been up to and what your plans are going forward?
…we scored Punta De Lobos and rode that wave, it was a pretty cool moment as it was the first time that wave had ever been ridden by a windsurfer.
Yeah, I’ll take it back slowly, last winter we didn’t really have any Jaws days where we had enough wind. It was one of the reasons why I moved to the US and got residency here in Hawaii was because of Jaws, it’s really my favourite wave and it was a bummer that it didn’t happen here this year. Prior to that, back in the 2013 season, we had a really good year for Hookipa and I also travelled to Fiji and scored some pretty good conditions right there at Cloudbreak right before the Volcom ASP Tour contest started. It was cool to spend some time with the Aussie pro surfers there, I stayed with Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson, it was cool to see them again. It wasn’t huge Cloudbreak like I’d had 3 years before but it was still really fun. Before that in the 2012 season we had another good season here in Maui but also I travelled to Chile with Robby Swift where we scored Punta De Lobos and rode that wave, it was a pretty cool moment as it was the first time that wave had ever been ridden by a windsurfer.
Looking ahead I’ve got some trips planned, you know Fiji would be great again but also there are a couple other Reef Breaks that are past Cloudbreak that hold a really good wave as well when it gets super big. Tahiti is always on the radar and there is a new spot in South Australia, like a big wave on the outside there that if we get the right conditions that could be pretty awesome as well. Just all sort of waiting and checking the maps and hoping that it’s going to be a good season, you know some years it’s just not a good year and some years it’s just bombing, so hopefully the South Pacific can produce some good waves.