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Anne-Marie Reichman

 
Funny Anne

Anne-Marie Reichman is living her dream. The Dutch windgirl, to whom "windsurfing means the world", has a close relationship to the ocean and her sport. And of course to Scott McKercher, her boyfriend and travel mate, who finally made her move to his home Western Australia. Besides doing travel stories, promos for Roxy and Naish and competing in PWA wave competitions "Funny Anne" (as she calls herself) does yoga every morning and paints with oil and acrylics. Once Anne-Marie was described like this: "She has a smile that can warm the North Sea."

date of birth: 01-11-1974
nationality: Dutch
profession: windsurfer
sponsors: Naish boards, Naish sails, Roxy, H2 Organic, Wind Groep
When AND where did you learn how to windsurf?
In the north of Holland, on a lake, when I was about twelve years old – playing and frollicking with my brother...
favorite move: anything to do with wave riding – a nice bottumturn, a cutback, a lip smack or airial

what do you train right now: working on "the waves", waveriding and jumping

favorite windsurfing spot: Hookipa Maui, Margeret River Australia, Esperance Australia
best music: from chill outs, classic to club music to Led Zeppelin and ACDC. My mood will dictate my taste at the time.
last book you´ve read: "running from safety" by Richard Bach
best film: house of the spirits
best food: healthy, tasty, vegetarian
best drink: water

Who are your models in windsurfing? right now Scott McKercher, Jason Polakov, Levi Siver, Keith Teboul and Tiffany Ward

What causes you fear? The idea that sharks are out there, being pounded on a reef.

What makes you laugh? Cartoons, children, funny situations, friends, my last horoscope!

With whom would you like to spend an evening? someone with humor, brains, and likes to dance
Windsurfing - better than sex? Why?
It all depends. You can have a bad windsurfing session and there are bad lovers out there... Windsurfing is normaly longer lasting (exceptions there...) and I will be in an environment that I love! Plus I can do it when I want, and my windsurf board is always up for it haha!
The famous 3 things to choose to take with you to a lonely island? my diary, a pen, sunscreen

What do you like about the "windgirls"-mag?
That we can share the "stoke" with all girls who like wind, water and waves.
tips for GIRLS who want to learn windsurfing:
1. have fun with it
2. You will be challenged
3. Never give up.
What does windsurfing mean to you?
It means "the world" to me. It has introduced me to people, places, life lessons and so many different waves, that I might not have experienced otherwise.

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photos: Julia Schweiger, S. McKercher, Camilla French, PWA/Carter © windgirls 2005