- French-Canadian Anick Violette
is one of the big talents in the sport, improving every day. In our word wrap she explains
what "beer o'clock" means and why the sport needs machoism.
date of birth: ?
sponsors: AHD, Naish Sails Hawaii, Rip Curl, Da Kine
windsurfing since: I learned how to sail 6 years ago in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
best results so far:
favorite discipline: wavesailing
favorite move: I
favorite windsurfing spot:
best music: anything
with soul, specially blues.
last book you have read:
"She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb
best film: Chocolat
best food: mango and
best drink: coffee
- Who are your models in windsurfing?
- Jennifer Henderson for her strength and grace as a wavesailor, Keith
Teboul for his radical style at Hookipa.
What causes you fear? sharks and the dark when I'm alone
What makes you laugh? the
TV comedy "Friends"
Windsurfing better than sex? What's sex? I still don't know what that is. Almost!
- With whom would you like to spend an evening?
- I like to spend an evening with my friends overlooking Hookipa at
sunset, having a beer.
- "We call it beer o'clock."
- Is the sport of windsurfing a macho-sport?
- Definitly, yes. This sport is all about machoism. The men are macho
and the women too at least the ones I sail with everyday. I think it takes a
certain amount of machoism to excel in any sport.
- What do you think about the PWA-tour?
- I think the situation is a little scary for the future of the sport
at the moment and not encouraging for other girls to get into this sport professionally.
- What do you like about the
- I like that it is all about girls making it in such a male dominated
sport and not just about girls in bikinis with skinny arms and pretty smiles.
- Three tips for GIRLS who want to learn
- patience, perseverance and most inportant to have fun!