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Rider of the Week

[ 0 ] Augusti 7, 2012 |

Sean Aiken

Berätta om dig själv:
Sean Aiken 44 years young, married to Audrey Aiken, 2 kids Van (6) and Zoe (3). I am one lucky guy.

Var kommer du ifrån?
Originally from Mt Vernon, WA. Spent summers in the Gorge since 87’ and about a dozen winters in Maui. Hood River has been home for the last 10 år.

Berätta om din karriär.
I started windsurfing 32 years ago on Orcas Island, WA. It’s been one heck of a ride since and has shaped my life considerably from the cars I drive to the friends I have and the places I’ve lived. It’s been about staying close to windsurfing, keeping it fun and creating a life that allows me to sail often. Sometimes that meant living out of my van for many summers, having extra roommates on Maui, working two jobs etc. I always had to support myself 100%, nope, no trust fund or parental backing here folks, just a kid trying to follow his dreams.

Vilka är några ditt favorit ställe att segla?
Kuau, Hookipa, The Gorge, San Carlos, Backyards.

Om du kunde åka någonstans i världen att vindsurfa, var skulle det vara?
I just saw a video of Cabo Verde. That’s where I want to go….Baja and Maui are high on the list as well.

Vilka är dina sponsorer?
I have the best gear on the planet thanks to, Naish, Fyra, Chinook and Nolimitz. I’m due for a new Promotion suit though and some updated Dakine gear…(hint). Huge thanks to all these guys because without them I’d have to work three jobs.

Vilka är dina inspirationskällor?
I get inspiration of some kind from just about everyone I know but Robby Naish was my earliest inspiration and still is to this day. Victor the Inflictor cause he charges the fun side of life like no one I’ve seen. I am mostly inspired by those that have created a life to revolve around a passion.

Vilken är din favorit del om att konkurrera på AWT?
The people involved. The new, the old and the nuts that make competing a blast. And of course showing the young guns a thing or two..;-) There are a few guys that I’ve been competing with for almost 20 years and it’s been like a reunion of sorts when I go to an AWT event. It’s awesome, the sport and the people in it are what keeps me coming back for more.

Vilka är dina mål för 2012?
To make it the best year ever.

Be with people you love, live where you love, follow your passions, say yes, be thankful, when life feels comfortable go faster, jump higher and ride bigger waves.

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