#28 - No Ross Williams on the PWA in 2021!!! - The Windsurfing Podcast

Ross Williams is probably the best all around windsurfer of the 2010s. Top5 across 4 disciplines, the Isle of Wight native never won a Slalom or Wave World Title but he’s one the most respected competitors on the scene. Why? And why did he not win that elusive slalom title that he came so close to? How did he even get there coming from pretty modest beginnings? And is the end for Ross or is the competitve hunger gonna come back after taking a year off in 2021? All that and much more on the newest Windsurfing Podcast!

0:00 Intro, 2020 an emotional year

9:02 Island lifestyle, early years, growing up

14:55 Getting into competitions, motivations

21:11 PWA 97 debut, no support

28:36 Formula success, happy days

36:06 Old school multi discipline guy

43:56 Waves, Jaws story

46:15 2009 title challenge

51:10 Gear affecting results

58:05 Freaking out at Maciek!!

1:02:55 Pierre crash, Gaastra role/relationship

1:11:50 Sabbatical from racing, family first

1:17:15 Quickfire

Welcome to ‘The Windsurfing Podcast’ this is where we are going to dive deep into the world of professional windsurfing. World Champions, legends, shapers, activists, industry members, media people… they will all get grilled by Maciek Rutkowski – a professional windsurfer himself, PWA race winner, podium finisher, and, by his own admission, the sports biggest fan. Sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy an exclusive look into the minds of windsurfing’s most interesting people.

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