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Rider v tednu

[ 0 ] Avgust 19, 2012 |

Andy McKinney

-Povejte nam kaj o sebi in svoji karieri:

Rodil sem se v Albany, NY, in začela deskanje na družinskih počitnicah na Cape Codu in Jersey Shore, ni pa res da se v njem, dokler živi ob jezeru Champlain v Vermontu, v 1998. To je soooo vetrovno tam gor ... kaj sladkega mesto!!

Nekateri prijatelji in sem vzel teden dni dolge počitnice z Hatteras v 2001, in nisem pogledal nazaj. Dobil sem službo, da je poučevanje poletje deskanje podnevi, in je pizzo in pomivanje posode na Lisin vsak večer. Jaz windsurfed vmes pouk in ponoči po restavracija zaprta. The Midnight seje so bili vedno najboljši!

Preden sem vedela, Deset let je minilo, stvari se je spremenilo, in da je čas, da se potopite v poslovnem svetu. Jaz (nekako) dobili nekaj kreditov, maxed moje kreditne kartice, in začel svoj zelo lasten deskanje trgovina- Wind-NC! Imamo veliko prodajalne v Avon in precej solidno spletno poslovanje, preveč, ki me ohranja zelo zaposlen. Spustite drog visokih valov je kos pogače v primerjavi z realnostjo teče trgovino! Toda kljub vse obremenitve in skrbi, Počutim se super srečen, da imajo majhno družinsko podjetje z veliko strankami, fantastično zaposlenih, in strastna industrijske partnerje. Kolikor jaz lahko povem, windsurfing je živ in zdrav, in sodeč po številu lekcij naučimo, Namenjen je v veliki smer!

Moja žena Anne in sem imel svoj prvi dojenček- Catherine je lep snop 5 mesec star veselje za nas! Ona ni bila na mizi samo še, vendar je prepričan, ima rada vodo! Usklajevanju poklicnega, družinsko življenje, and play time has been a real challenge. Thankfully, getting in the water here in Hatteras is super easy with a great wave right across the street from the shop, and multiple windsurfing launches just a few minutes down the road, so I’ve still been able to grab a session here and there!

-Katere so nekatere od vaših najljubših krajev za jadranje:

Hatteras offers it all- flat water freestyle and slalom spots, and side on to side off wave sailing spots on any given day, so I’ve never managed to get bored here. My favorite spot on the island to wave sail is in the Cove, but it only gets good in there once or twice a year, if we’re lucky. Otherwise, the sandbars are always shifting, so it keeps us on our toes trying to find the good spots. The search is part of the experience, and often rewards with completely empty, perfect waves. Just you and your friends!

-If you could go anywhere in the world to sail, where would that be?

I don’t know, it’s a big world! Pacasmayo Peru is sounding pretty good right about now!

-Kdo so tvoji sponzorji?

I’m beyond stoked to sail on Gaastra, Tabou, Chinook, Dakine, and NoLimitz gear. Today’s equipment is so good- it’s truly astounding!! I need to give my wife Anne a shout out here, preveč, for watching the shop and letting me go play every now and then!

-Kakšne so vaše navdihi?

First and foremost, my Family and Friends are some pretty awesome people, who make me want to be a better person. For windsurfing, the local crew anywhere I’ve ever sailed has always been inspirational to me, as well as some of my heroes ripping it up on the PWA Tour. It’s awesome that everyone is so accessible and helpful, preveč. We have a great community! Getting other people stoked up has always been a joy for me, preveč- the energy on the water is palpable and addictive when everyone is in a good mood and pushing themselves!!

-What is your favorite part about competing in the AWT?

Dunno yet! I’ll tell you in a few weeks. I’m very excited to see everyone descend on our little island, and can’t wait to share a wave with so many stoked and talented people!

-Kakšni so vaši cilji za 2012?

Takas!

-Besede modrosti?

Bring your bigger boards for our typical Hatteras conditions- light wind inside, coupled with lots of current can make it pretty tough to get out. You WILL schlog here, even when it’s blowing 30.

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