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date of birth: 16/05/1980
nationality: American (Venezuelan resident)
sponsors: Neil Pryde, Tectonics Maui
windsurfing since (where did you learn it?): I've been windsurfing since I was 11. I learned it in El Yaque on the island of Margarita, Venezuela (It's a great place for learning!)
best results so far: 1st place South American Championships 3 years in row (racing), 1st place carribean racing tour, 2nd place Molcureia and Jalama wave contest (wave)
1st place PWA Freestyle Grand Prix Lake Neusiedler, Austria
favorite discipline: freestyle
favorite move: spock (although I'am still learning it)
favorite windsurfing spot: I have so many, I guess one of them is Maui. I seem to love any place I go!
best music: I am very open when it comes to music. I guess it depends on my mood.
last book you have read: "The Alchimist"
best film: "What dreams may become" (with Robin Williams)
best food: Pabellon (typical Venezuelan dish with black beans, meat, rice and fried bananas)
best drink: rootbeer
Who are your models in windsurfing? Francisco Goya, Josh Stone and my brother Dionicio
What causes you fear? high rocks and cliffs
What makes you laugh? anything funny!
With whom would you like to spend an evening? This is a cheesy question. Probably Ricky Martin!
Why is the sport of windsurfing so "machista"? First of all because there are not enough women in the sport. Besides that it has to do with the organizers and promotors of the sport, not so much with the guys who compete.
photos: JP, Julia Deutsch, Hugo Richard; © windgirls 1999-2001