Name: Stephen King
Home Town: Falmouth
Home Spot: Gwithian
Sponsors: Goya / Quatro / Mormaii / Braemar Howells
A few words about yourself…
The water baby that never grew up. Live to ride, ride to live.
What makes your ride?
I get driven to windsurf because I enjoy learning and getting better at such a fun sport. I want to go faster and jump higher each time I go out. I want to ride bigger and better waves each time but I can still enjoy making the most of any conditions. As long as you get something out of your session it’s enjoyable.
How much do you love to windsurf?
I would windsurf every day of the year if I could. Living in the UK you learn to make the most of good conditions when they arrive by getting up early, driving miles to the best spots and staying out until its dark. You never want to regret giving up early when there’s no more wind for three weeks.
What is your most memorable session?
Most memorable day recently has to be sailing at a new location on the South Coast of the UK in side shore winds of up to 60mph and mast high waves. Smallest sails we had were 3.7m and 75ltr boards and it was a case of surviving rather than learning any new stunts. Monster old fashioned floaty jumps and the occasional pushie were the call of the day.
What inspires you?
Learning, getting better than my twin brother. Finding better and bigger waves. Having fun.
Describe your quiver and the range of conditions you use it on.
I’m 85kgs and have limited space and money for kit so I have a 4.1, 4.7 and 5.3 eclipse and a Quatro Tempo 84.
What does riding for Goya mean to you?
I’ve always looked up to Fransico Goya and his style of sailing. To be able to represent Goya sails in my local area is an honor. The sails this year feel great, look amazing and really stand out from the norm. Unique.