HE’S YOUNG. HE’S TALENTED. HE LOVES WAVERIDING AND JUMPING. HE’S NOT SCARED WHEN THE CONDITIONS BECOME TOUGH. HIS WHOLE FAMILY ENJOY WINDSURFING. HE COMES FROM ITALY AND USUALLY RIDES ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SPOT IN LAZIO REGION: BANZAI. WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE YOU ALEX DI GIOSAFATTE.
ALEX! PLEASE, INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO OUR FOLLOWERS.
Hello, my name is Alex Di Giosafatte, I am 14 years old boy and I practice wave!
WHO INSPIRED YOU TO START WINDSURFING?
My father inspired me to windsurf since I was 7, he was taking me with him and my older brother (Gabriel). At the age of 13 I started to compete in some wave events in Italy:at the first contest in Sardinia I ranked 2nd. At 14 I participated in the PWA wave of Gran Canaria (in Pozo), ranking 4th in my category.
Next year I will participate in other stages of the PWA and I hope to improve myself!
IT SEEMS THAT YOU LIKE WAVE SAILING MORE THAN EVERYTHING ELSE…
Yes, it’s true, waves are my big passion. Riding a wave gives me a great sense of freedom … it’s an incredible emotion!
IS IT DIFFICULT TO COMBINE A WINDSURFING CAREER WITH SCHOOLWORK?
No, it’s not difficult. I can easily combine school and windsurfing.
WHAT’S YOUR GOAL FOR THE FUTURE?
In the future I’d like to be a professional windsurfer: my goal is to become a Wave World Champion!
ARE THERE ANY OTHERS IN YOUR FAMILY WHO PRACTICE WINDSURFING BESIDES YOU?
Everyone in the family practice windsurfing: my brother, my father and my mother, even if she practices a little less than us.
WHICH BOARDS DO YOU RIDE?
For strong wind and wavy sailing I prefer the 70l Chameleon, while for wind side/side-off also in light winds and big waves I prefer the KS Model.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVOURITE WAVESAILING CONDITIONS
My favorite conditions are with strong wind side-off and 4m. regular waves: these conditions are also perfect for surfing at my best. I also really like the conditions with very strong side-on wind and wave, perfect for jumping as in Pozo Izquierdo.
DO YOU WANT TO THANK SOMEONE?
I thank my father, infinitely.