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White Salmon, WA 98672

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Matt Pritchard

Matt Pritchard
Email: matt@pritchardwindsurfing.com
 
 
Hometown: Canyon Lake, California
 
 
Current location: Maui, Hawaii
 
 
Sponsors: Gaastra Sails, Tabou Boards, DaKine, Kaenon Polarized, Streamlined, NoLimitz, Bern Helmets
 
 
Website: www.pritchardwindsurfing.com
 
 
Windsurfing since: 1986
 
 
Your car/Windsurfing Rig: Ford E-350 full of toys!

 

Favorite Sailing Spot:

This is a tough one between Hookipa and San Carlos- I get a big rush at Hookipa when the waves are big and powerful, I have more fun playing at Punta San Carlos cause the waves are soft and friendly….. I would have to say a mix of the two, can we figure out how to get that organized????

Favorite Rig Setup:

5.0 and 85 liter board

Pre-session Fuel:

Turkey Sandwich

Pre-sesh Jams:

don’t you know I’m a country boy!!!

Post-sesh Jams:

Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen…..

Dream Session:

7am Morning moto session at the track with the boys,  late breakfast at 11, Hookipa afternoon 1-3 logo high on 5.0, then up to the Bike Park Maui for some sunset whips with my boy!

Moving Forward:

New website, teaching private lessons, managing Gaastra/Tabou International Team,  gear rental program on Maui, and my favorite…..teaching my 5 year old how to play in the water and on land! 

Pet Peeve About Windsurfing:

Amped for a good day and getting let down by conditions…..  

Scariest Moment:

Trying to launch off the lighthouse rocks to sail up to Jaws with my brother and Chris Wyman, I was freaking out. Ugly consequences….

Best Moves:

I love the wave 360- a classic that is still one of the big scoring moves! Love backloops- those are pretty tricky to land perfectly, once you got it you got it though! Take time and some hard landings…

Anything Else To Add?

Most Bad Ass Windsurfer on the planet- Right now I have utmost respect for Marcilio Brown, aka Brawzinho as I can see the fire in this kids eyes- He rips at Hookipa, Europe, Port Tack, Starboard Tack- you name it he has it! Others that impress are Levi Siver at Hookipa, My brother is ever so consistent in any venue, Jason Polakow can not sail for 9 months and get back out there and still win contests! Something to be said about experience…..