Leon Balenger

National Teamrider.

Hometown. Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Home spot. Cabarete
Sponsors. Goya Boards and Sails, DaKine, Streamlined, Rigido Team
What makes your ride? The feeling of freedom while out on the water.
How much do you love to windsurf? Been hooked since the age of 11.
What is your most memorable session? There are too many to single one out, any good day with big jumps, fun waves and a few friends.
What inspires you? Family and friends. For windsurfing, things I see in other sports like in surfing, snowboarding or even motorsports. They all make you want to go bigger.
Describe your gear and the conditions you use it in. I have been using the Eclipse sails, I have sailed in side-off and on-shore conditions with them and they are working really good! For Boards, I mainly sail with the Custom Wave Series 78L and 84L in all kinds of conditions. I have also been having a lot of fun sailing with the twin fin 81L and 89L in side-on conditions.
What does riding for Goya mean to you? I have always had a lot of respect for Francisco’s sailing, what he brings to the sport and the philosophy of his brand. Windsurfing to me is about having as much fun as possible water. That is what Goya is all about.

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