Tushingham & Starboard
Having learnt to windsurf at Siblyback Lake in Cornwall aged 10, Louis sailed every Saturday in the summer and after a couple of years entered his first Team 15 competitions, eventually selected for the Techno National squad. After sailing RS-X for a couple of years and finishing 6th at the Nationals, he decided that the life of a professional athlete was not for him. Rather than pursuing RS-X further, Louis switched to the Raceboard class.
In 2013, Louis finished 3rd at the World Championships, was National Champion in 2014 and 2015 and finished 4th at the Worlds in 2015. He started wavesailing in 2011 and was crowned Student Wave Champion in 2014. He's already pushing his skills further in this discipline and competing on the BWA tour.Louis works as a racing coach and has great experience of coaching from working as an instructor in Cornwall. He thrives on bringing new people into the sport and as a result became president of the University of Bristol Windsurf club. He frequently volunteers as an instructor and delivers clinics at Student Windsurfing Association events. Currently Louis is living in Cardiff studying for a PhD in Chemistry.
He uses the Starboard Phantom 377 and Tushingham XR-Race 9.5 for racing and the Starboard Kode 77 and Tushingham Rocks for wavesailing. His dream goals are:
1. To become Raceboard World Champion
2. To live a life where he can regularly enjoy windsurfing, and experience amazing wavesailing conditions.
24 Oct 2016
I’m just on my way back from an amazing week at the Tiree Wave Classic. It was a really fun week with plenty to do even when the conditions weren’t ideal for windsurfing.READ MORE
16 Aug 2016
I was visiting my girlfriends family in the midlands at the weekend, and managed to get out for a windsurf at Rutland Water.READ MORE
22 Jul 2016
The UKWA cup series came to Portland Harbour last weekend. The 19 raceboards completed 8 races with wind from 5 to 12 knots.READ MORE