WINDSURFING & STAND-UP PADDLING
I grew up in Trieste, in the north-east of Italy, between the Alps and the sea. I started windsurfing because my whole family is addicted to it – every summer I’d travel with them to Greece to windsurf and I tried it a few times with the equipment of my parents. In the winter I used to ski a lot, as I lived near the Alps. I started when I was three and it was actually my first sport.
It was only at sixteen that I windsurfed for the whole summer and I fell in love with it. The ocean took my hearth away and ever since then I have loved sailing, surfing, and lately supping. In the water I feel good and everything makes sense. After that summer I decided to move to Gran Canaria for one year to train more in windsurf.
Since then my life has changed and has always moved around windsurfing. After a few summers in Pozo Izquierdo, I decided to try my skills in competitions. In 2014 I joined the PWA World Tour and in 2017 the international Sup races and since then I have been doing competitions and races all over the world, and loved every bit of them.
In 2014 I got my first sponsors after the PWA and this motivated me a lot.
In 2015 I finished 6th in Pozo and 9th in the final ranking.
2016 was not my best year competitions wise and finished 10th in the ranking, but I kept training and motivated to try to do better. I started SUP in the meanwhile as well, with the SUP race I can be in the water all the time, and can enjoy every condition.
In 2018 I got my first medal at the ISA Worlds Championships, with a second place in the 200m sprints. This year I am ranked 6th on the PWA world tour and 6th on the Eurotour and I arrived third at the 200m Sprints at the ISA Worlds.
These last years I am balancing my life between the windsurf and sup tours: I live now 3 months per year in Italy and the rest I travel. I spend my winter time between Cape Town and Canary Islands and when the season starts I travel to compete both in Windsurf and Sup.
I like competitions as I see them as a way to push your limits and improve, but I like much more things that competitions brings to me. The adventure, the sacrifice, the new friendships, the travels.
It's not always easy to travel around all year long but as long as this will give me satisfaction, I will keep doing it with thrill and dedication.
So I encourage you too to keep fighting, with strength, to fulfill your dreams!
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