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 at the last one on Maui I became sick and was in hospital. I could’t defend the title and became 6th overall. In 2014 I have won the World Cup Tenerife and finished 7th overall.

 

In 2015 I have reached my goal by winning the PWA wave men world title for the third time. 2016 again started well for me until I picked up a serious knee injury during a training session in Australia in September. The season was over for me due to the injury, I had to undergo a surgery and spent countless hours with rehab. By starting to train with my windsurfing equipment at the beginning of 2017, I will be able to compete at the World Tour and give it my best shot!

Career highlights

2008 PWA Rookie of the year
2008 Champion Red Bull Big Days Germany
2009 1st place PWA Gran Canaria, Wave men
2009 Surfer of the year, german SURF magazine
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 place PWA Wave Tour Overall
2010 Vice Champion Slalom, Canarian Championships
2010 Champion Slalom Gran Canaria
2011 Wave Champion DWC
2011 World Champion PWA Wave men
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 World Champion PWA Wave men
2012 Wave Youth World Champion PWA

2012 9th place Sportsman of the Year, Germany
2012 Surfer of the Year, german SURF magazine
2013 Winner Supersession , PWA Gran Canaria
2013 1st place PWA Tenerife, Wave men
2013 2nd place Klitmøller, Denmark, Wave men
2013 6th place PWA men Wave overall
2013 PWA Youth World Champion
2013 Surfer of the Year, german Surf magazine
2014 Winner Lancelin Wave Contest, Australia

2014 7th place PWA men Wave overall

2015 Surfer of the year, german Surf magazine

2015 1st place PWA Gran Canaria, Wave men

2015 3rd place PWA Tenerife, Wave men

2015 1st place Klitmöller, Wave men

2015 World Champion PWA Wave men

2016 Surfer of the year, german Surf magazine

2016 2nd place PWA Gran Canaria, Wave men

2016 3rd place PWA Tenerife, Wave men

2017 1st place PWA Gran Canaria, Wave men