Why do you love windsurfing and teaching windsurfing?
I feel the connection with nature when I am in the water... and a lot of adrenalin rushing through my whole body when I am planing or riding waves. I am teaching because I love sharing my passion with other people... no matter what subject...
The best lessons for me are kids courses - we always have the best time in the water together! Kids are super talented. They learn fast, and you get excited and proud about every little progress. After a fun lesson we always jump into the water, play games and fool around.
What is the most common mistake all your students are doing?
It depends on the level but, for example, beginners usually going in that classic grandma position, they are not keeping their back straight. They look down on their feet or into the sail instead of looking forward... But that's how everybody starts. The cool thing is seeing them progressing over time and the smile on their face when they finally got it.
And how about you? ;-)
For myself, I am training to lay down perfect power jibes and getting better in the waves. Higher jumps are also on my bucket list. Once, I would love to participate in a speed challenge or a slalom race. My favourite set up for slalom is the 6.6 S-PACE with a 99l Fanatic Falcon. For wave sessions, my favourite gear is the 4.0 Super Hero combined with a 76l Grip.
When there is no wind - which rarely happens on Fuerte - I go surfing, stand-up-paddeling, playing the guitar or playing table tennis... I love all kind of sports.
That sounds amazing :-)
Thank you for your time and for spreading the windsurfing fever, Lucie!
Keep up the good vibes!