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Damned, this girl rips... When we had the chance to sail with Nayra Alonso last year in Fuerteventura, it became obvious how comfortable Nayra feels in really rough high wind conditions. Just like the Ruano Moreno twins Nayra calls the windy shores of Gran Canaria her home, and her loops are just as radical as Iballas or Daidas – no wonder the likeable Spanish "windgirl" was able to finish top 3 last year in Sylt (PWA wave) for the first time. And most likely not for the last time. Watch out everybody: Here comes Nayra.

date of birth: 13-01-1979
nationality: Spanish
profession: now I am a professional windsurfer, but I am engineer
sponsors: Fanatic, Rip Curl, Hot Sails Maui, B3, Arnette and Island Style…
When AND where did you learn how to windsurf?
In Arinaga, Gran Canaria, between 1998 and 1999.
favorite discipline: Waveriding…is Funny doing tricks and jumps, but the feeling of waveriding for me is the best…
what do you train right now?
Different things at the same time: Push loops, improve my waveriding and spocks in both ways ( freestyle is quite hard for me!)
favorite windsurfing spot:
Now that I have visited more places in the world, there are a lot very good spots. But in Vargas I feel at home. So it is very confortable sailing there.
best music:
Whatever!!! I listen all kind of music. But I hate heavy metal and too hard music!
last book youīve read: Chocolate for the soul of the woman
Nayra and friends
best film:
best windsurfing film: "Alive" from Francisco Goya; Polakov, best other film: Sheakespeare in love, Ali G, Dracula. A lot!
best food: Japanese, Lasagne, Paella
best drink: Pineapple Juice
Who are your models in windsurfing?
Francisco Goya and Victor Fernandez for waveriding, Jonas Ceballos, Daida Ruano and Victor Fernandez also for jumps. I like to watch all the best pros in the water. Each one has something good and different styles, so you can learn from each one.
What causes you fear? rocks just in front of the best point of the wave
What makes you laugh? happy people, my friends
With whom would you like to spend an evening?
Thatīs private my friend!!! He knows that he is the one.
Windsurfing - better than sex? Why?
Why? Eh! What kind of question is this!!! :-) are different things. When you are doing each one, you think is the best!!!
The famous 3 things you choose to take with you to a lonely island?
Something for fishing, a windsurf equipement. And a surf board.
If you already know it - what do you like about the "windgirls"-mag? Everything!!!!
What does windsurfing mean to you?
Honestly, means everything to me. It changed my life when I started and is what makes me feel alive, is what I want to do in this life. I canīt explain what windsurfing really means to me because is a very special personal feeling and a way of thinking about life.
Three tips for GIRLS who want to learn windsurfing:
1. Go for it
2. try hard and
3. donīt give up!!!!!!

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