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- Created: 04 January 2008
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Monty Spindler tells us about sail design in his Tarifa based Loft
The Loft, Tarifa
In 1998 Monty Spindler set up The Loft in Tarifa after producing world championship winning sails for Fernando Martinez the previous year from a rented loft. The Loft has gone from strength to strength with Loft sails now being distributed worldwide.
I've had the pleasure of asking Monty a few questions with some interesting answers.
Monty, You commenced windsurfing at the tender age of six, what has been the highlight of your journey up until now?
You set up your own independent 'Spindler Design' in Lake Garda. Can you tell us a little about that?
1998 must have been an exciting time for you, when launching 'The Loft' what advice would you give to others for undertaking ventures similar to yours.
Why did you choose Tarifa as your home and base?
What throughout the years has been your proudest moment?
You must be proud of worldwide recognition through magazines, what would be your one wish for 2007?
There is very little visibility of The Loft here in the UK where the main players are Tushingham and Neil Pryde, do you have any plans to make bigger inroads to the UK market?
Since the loose leech revolution and the introduction of monofilm there has been a gradual evolution of sail design with no major changes. There has been talk of new materials such as cuben fibre being introduced. Do you foresee any big changes in the near future?
Having worked with many well recognised and successful windsurfers who did you enjoy working with most.
On a humorous note, there is a fun side as well as a competitive side to windsurfing, what was the funniest thing to happen to you whilst journeying through the waves!!
You’ve been windsurfing for a long time now, do you still have the passion for the sport after all those years on the water.
The loft sails are distributed in the UK by,
The Surf Store