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Windsurfing Tuomo Naalisvaara Biography
  • Name: Tuomo Naalisvaara
    Born: 1982
    Hometown: Vantaa
    Sport: Windsurfing
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    Years windsurfing: 20
    How did you get into windsurfing: I played with my dad’s windsurf equipment when I was a kid in our summer cottage in central Finland, and as soon as I realized what it was about in , and that you can actually do it in Finland, I was totally sold… and just went crazy for windsurfing
    Greatest windsurfing memory: My first Maui trip in 2000
    Greatest achievement outside sports: I have a kid, Tomas. He is almost 3 years old, that’s amazing. And I also studied to become a doctor.
    Things you love in windsurfing: Nature, wind, waves, freedom, you never know when it’s windy next time, so you’ll wait that and when it happens it’s so exciting
    Worst part about windsurfing: Disturbes other things in life
    Big jumps or technical riding: Both
    What trick would you do the whole day: Backloop
    What would you improve in your surfing: Some new tricks and you can always improve in your surfing style
    Cold or warm water: Warm
    How do you get inspired: I dream
    Training alone or with friends: Both are good
    Craziest thing that has happened on a windsurfing trip: Years ago we made a trip to Denmark, and when we started driving from Stockholm our van’s windshield broke, so we did the whole 10-day trip (2000km) without a windshield and still lived in the van. The only windshield was our self-made version of it made from plastic wrap and metal net. Customs stopped us a few times…
    Best thing to do without Internet connection after a day of riding: Chill on a beach with my family
    What would you do if you were not a windsurfer: Honestly I don’t know
    Future goals: Go higher and ride smoother
    Your favourite Battery Energy Drink: Original
    Do you have a secret talent: I have brown eyes ;)

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