Robby Swift

Robby portraitn Robby Swift
Maidstone, UK.
birthdate: 11. April 1984
windsurfing since: 1989
best trick: Pushloop Forward
stance: Goofy Foot
sponsor: NeilPryde, JP-Australia, Mystic, Hotel Surazo, Gloryfy, Swox, Maui Ultra Fins

Best World Ranking: 3rd., WAVE MEN (K-89), PWA

How are your friends calling you?

You are windsurfing for quite a while now, since 1989 :) - what are your favourite spots?
Topocalma in Chile, Ponta Preta in Cabo Verde and Ho'okipa in Maui

What is your favourite gear at the moment?
JP Quad 82 for Down the Line, JP Single Thruster 73 for Onshore

What inspires you?
Everything I do in the water. I love windsurfing and surfing. I love to do big aerials windsurfing and get barrelled surfing. Kelly Slater is my idol. I would like to be still innovating and pushing my peers when I am 40+ years old! I hope my body let’s me do it!

Do you have a special way of life?
Yes. I like to be happy, comfortable wherever I am. I like to eat healthy food: Fish, chicken, salad, quinoa, vegetables. I like to cook at home as I find that is where I get the best food ☺ I run 4 times a week and try to surf or windsurf at least 5 times a week when I am near the water. I don’t drink very often and try to enjoy every day whatever the conditions, but I look forward to the big days!

Best city on earth?
I like the beach - i am not really a city fan!

If you could pick two windsurfers (dead or alive) to go surf with, who would they be and where would you go?
I am very lucky that I get to go windsurfing with the very best windsurfers in the world every day. I couldn’t wish for a better lifestyle. I love going on trips with Jason Polakow because he knows people everywhere and we get to sail some of the most insane spots on earth. I aso like sailing with Marcilio Browne as he motivates me to train to get the best out of my sailing and Ricardo Campello and Philip Koster because they jump so high!

What do you want to archive next?
I would like to regain my position on the podium, preferably better than the 3rd place that I achieved in 2009. Best for me would be to be world champion! I would also like to win the Red Bull Storm Chase.

Is there something more you want to tell us?
Just that I am happy to be aboard the team! Swox seems to be a really cool brand and a very necessary product that keeps my skin from getting sunburned through the many many hours I spend on the water so I’m happy to be here and wish the whole Swox team all the best for the future!