home              Steffi Wahl
Northern (High)Lights

Steffi started windsurfing at the age of 11 together with her father, an enthousiastic windsurfer. Living at Bad Waldsee, in the south of germany, where Snowboarding is rather the thing than windsurfing, they nevertheless travelled to the sea in their spare time. After her first competition („Super 8“ at Lake Garda, Italy) she came off really well and started to compete in the German Windsurf Cup and 1998 in several worldcups. After her A-levels in 1997 she decided to move to Kiel, Northern Germany, a city located at the Baltic Sea. There she studies business management and now is able to windsurf at the Baltic Sea, Klitmøller or whereever, whenever it gets windy. She loves big waves, strong winds, windsurfing with her friends whatever the conditions may look like and her hometown Kiel. Whenever she got enough money and time, she tries to escape from the cold winter in Germany to Capetown / Southafrica and the Canary Islands to be able to windsurf the whole year round.

date of birth: 01.06.1978

nationality: German

profession: student

sponsors: Mistral, North Sails, Rip Curl, Fitness Company

windsurfing since: 1998, I learned on the small lake "Badsee" in Southern Germany

best results so far:
2nd production board world championships 1998
2nd German championships 1998, 1999

favorite discipline: wave, freestyle

favorite move: air jibe, flip 360, waveriding

favorite windsurfing spot: balitc sea: Weissenhaus, Danmark: Hanstholm, South Africa: Yzerfontaine

best music: Shelter - Here we go again

last book you have read: Lance Armstrong

best film: High Fidelity

best food: Italian pasta

best drink: strawberry margherita

love: Kiel (my hometown), Henning (my boyfriend)

Who are your models in windsurfing? all my friends

What causes you fear? how fast time is running

What makes you laugh? anything... making nonsense with my friends, trying frontloops...

Windsurfing – better than sex? Similar, but differently...

With whom would you like to spend an evening? Jan Ullrich
What do you like about the "windgirls"-mag?
It's a good idea, because girls a ripping, too!
Three tips for GIRLS who want to learn windsurfing:
use good stuff (a light rig) for your first steps
do not hesitate to ask for information on the beach
keep on windsurfing! It's hard at the beginning, but then it's incredible!

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