About Me

I was born in Las Palmas on the Gran Canary Island on March 5th 1994. The house we are living in is located just 90 metres away from the beach, the only building on the beach of Vargas. I have a sister, who is three years older than me. She is also a really good windsurfer and an excellent runner.

 

Already at the age of eight it was crystal clear to me that I wanted to learn windsurfing. This is not so surprising at all, as I used to see all that windsurfing-action going on right from my window while working over my homework for school. Water has been my favourite element ever since. Before becoming a professional windsurfer, I was champion of the Canaries in freestyle swimming.

 

From that time on everything went very fast: After my first try-outs I was given a wavebord on which I then trained for hours every day. When I was twelve I got my first wildcard for the PWA World Cup in Pozo. This was my first decent result, even though I was knocked out straight in the first heat. But this only encouraged me even more so that I spent every spare minute on the water.

 

Three years later in 2009 I won my first World Cup. 2011, at the age of just 17, I became world champion for the first time. In 2012 I was able to defend my title as men´s wave world champion. The year 2013 wasn’t easy because there were only three PWA wave events with wind, and in the last one on Maui I became sick and was in hospital, I could’t defend the title, and got overall 6th. 2014 I have won the World Cup Teneriffe and finished 7th overall.

 

In 2015 I have reached my goal by winning the PWA wave men world titele for the third time.

 

Career highlights

2008 PWA Rookie of the year PWA
2008 Champion Red Bull Big Days Germany
2009 Champion Pozo PWA Wave Worldcup
2009 Surfer of the year, Surf magazine Germany
2009 Champion Wave Copa de España
2010 Surfer of the year, Surf magazine,
 Germany
2010 Windsurfer of the year, Extreme Sports Awards
2010 Wave Champion DWC
2010 Vice Champion Overall German Championship DWC Tour
2010 3rd PWA Wave Tour Overall
2010 Vice Champion Slalom, Canarian Championship.
2010 Champion Slalom Gran Canaria
2011 Wave Champion DWC
2011
2011 World Champion PWA Wave
2011 Youth World Champion PWA Wave
2011 Nominated for the Laureus Award
2011 GQ Men Of The Year
2011 Surfer of the Year, German SURF magazine
2011 Supreme Big Days Champion Germany
2012 Wave World Champion PWA
2012 Wave Youth World Champion PWA

2012 9th place, Sportsman of the Year, Germany
2012 Surfer of the Year, Surf Magazin
2013 Winner Supersession , PWA Gran Canaria
2013 Winner PWA Wave, Tenerife
2013 2nd Klitmøller, Denmark
2013 6th PWA men wave overall
2013 PWA Youth World Champion
2013 Surfer of the Year, Surf Magazin
2014 Winner Lancelin Wave Contest, Australia

2015 Surfer of the year , Surf Magazin

2015 1st place Gran Canaria , wave men

2015 3rd place Tenerife, wave men

2015 1st place Klitmöller, wave men

2015 Wave world champion PWA  2015

2016 Surfer of the year , German Surfmagazine