|Hometown.||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Home spot.||Sandbanks Provincial Park, and anywhere in eastern Lake Ontario|
|Sponsors.||Quatro and Goya!|
|A few words about yourself.||First and foremost, I am a dad. I work a full time engineering job so while I would love to be a professional sailor, it just isn’t in the cards for this cat. I can always dream, and perhaps push my age-old aspirations on my children like any good obsessed father would do. Oh yeah, I have webbed toes, and consider myself to be half duck.|
|What makes your ride?||I think the wind and water has some sort of a pull to it, kind of like the Death Star’s tractor beam. As a geriatric, relative to the rest of the team, there is nothing better than spending weeks, months, or years sometimes working on a freestyle trick and finally sticking one.|
|How much do you love to windsurf?||Is it abnormal to check almost every windsurf website in cyberspace, every single day? Yes. It is obscene. Something is wrong with me.|
|What is your most memorable session?||Oh man, there have been so many… and then you have another one and IT becomes the most memorable one. I’d say probably two specific sessions stick out in my mind: Lyall Bay in Wellington NZ just went OFF before my family and I moved back to Canada, and, twice in a row! That was insane!!! It was a nice send off to have one last kick at the can with all my Wellington mates. Then, more recently, Sandbanks delivered a couple epic ones in fall 2009 that made me realize that, holy shit, there CAN be really nice waves on big Lake O (and I CAN hold onto a 3.7 in winds gusting to 50).|
|What inspires you?||I am inspired to push myself and my abilities to achieve new things. I also can’t wait to get my kids and wife out sailing with me!|
|Describe your gear and the conditions you use it in.||I’m using the new Eclipse’s 5.3 and 4.7, and Guru’s 4.2 and 3.7, with a Goya X1 105 and a Quatro single-fin Wave76. I make that quiver work in whatever conditions I sail in. Sometimes it’s near flat-water in 15kts, and sometimes it’s big lake waves in 40-50kts. I especially like the early planing of the X1 – I don’t feel I need anything bigger than a 5.3!|
|What does riding for Goya mean to you?||It feels really good to be part of the Quatro/Goya family. I’ve been a fan of Francisco since he started battling for the world wave title and watched in awe when he won it! Now as a family person myself, I just feel I am aligned with the right values and priorities that Goya represents. Also, I must say it is nice to have that wee bit of recognition of being supported by these great teams with all this diverse talent when I have so little of it… and for that I have no illusions and I am very grateful, and lucky.|
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