Robby Swift

Robby Swift

Full Name: Robby Swift

Date of Birth: 04/11/1984

Place of birth: Maindstone, UK

Home Town Now: Kuau, Maui HI

Instagram Handle: @robbyswift

Facebook Page: robbyswift89

Height: 175cm

Weight: 80kg

Marital Status: Married

Windsurfing/SUP/Foiling/Winging Since: Windsurfing since 3 years old

Main Disciplines: Wave

Favourite Board: Ultimate Wave 83 / Magic Wave 82

Favourite Sail or Wing: Combat 4,5

Favourite Foil Setup: Glide Surf HP 11 with 60L X Winger and 4M wing

Most Memorable Competition Experiences: Winning Fuerteventura 2003, Getting to the finals in Cabo Verde 2009, 3rd Place in the world 2005 and 2009 in Waves, Also the push loop forward I did in Ireland at the Storm Chase

Competition experience you would most like to forget: Losing my 1st place in Lanzarote Super Cross to Matt Pritchard by crashing into the last sausage and getting stuck under it when I had been winning the last final until that moment.

Most Memorable Out of competition experiences (on the water): Sailing Jaws on the biggest swell of the past decade last year in January.

Out of competition experience you would most like to forget (on the water): Breaking my feet / ankles 4 x

Favourite move: Pushloop forward in the air, wave 360 on the wave.

Move you are most afraid of: Stalled Double Forward

Move you would most like to perfect: Stalled Double, Pushloop Forward

Best Possible Day: Surf in the morning , windsurfing in the afternoon, delicious meal with family for dinner. If kids could join me for the surf and windsurf, that would be even better :)

Favourite Music: I just let iTunes / Spotify play what they like for me but generally kind of soft rock to hard rock, I don't really like rap. I like some pop songs.

Favourite Food: Steak, Fish, Lasagne, Vegetables. I like pretty much all food :)

Favourite Spot: Ponta Preta when it is firing and Jaws

3 things you cannot live without: Family, waves, some kind of craft to surf the waves on :)

Favourite motor vehicle: Tesla Model X

People who have inspired you: Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Jason Polakow, Robby Naish, Antoine Albeau

Career Highlights: 3rd Overall in PWA Waves 2005, 2009, 1st place Furete Freestyle 2003, 3rd Overall Freestyle 2003, 2004.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully still living the dream in Maui, traveling to epic spots to do travel stories and working on developing new windsurfing gear for NeilPryde and JP!

Current Sponsors: NeilPryde, JP, NeilPryde Waterwear, Swox, Hilx, Hammer Nutrition

Anything else you want to let us know? Thanks for the support over the past 21 years :)

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