- Category: Video
- Published: 27 February 2021
- Written by Windsurfing.TV
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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
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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