Bryan Metcalf Perez

Slalom • Freestyle • Single Thruster

Born13.February 1987, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Sail No.US 505
Weight70 kg
Size179 cm
Marital Statussingle
EducationUniversity
Windsurfing since1992
PWA Tour since2011
JP since2009
Website

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Q&A

HOBBIES

skiing, surfing, skateboarding

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

There is no better day than the present one, but the day I made the international JP team is one I will never forget.

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

When I’m out sailing and everyone I see has a big smile on!

BEST 'VACATION'

Was the first time my parents took me windsurfing during spring break on south Padre Island

FAVOURITE MUSIC

I like all genres of music, but I grew up listening to Hip-Hop.

FAVOURITE SPOT(S)

The Columbia River Gorge

FAVOURITE MOTOR VEHICLE

Trophy Trucks for the Baja 1000

FAVOURITE BOOK

The Illustrated Man and Jorge Luis Borges Collected Fictions

BOOK I READ NOW

The Lost Bradbury

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Slalom, Freestyle 99

PREFERED JP SMALL BOARD(S)

Single Thruster 74, Freestyle 88

Personal 'madness' & 'obsessions'

I’m all about perfect style. For example if I land a new move but I don’t feel like the way a did the move was stylish enough. I won’t claim the move till I’ve landed it perfectly.

INSPIRED BY

Anyone pushing their limits and abilities to their full potential

THE FUTURE

2011 has been my first year competing on the PWA. I have learned a lot  about how to be a pro competitor and I’m already looking forward to starting next years season with a year of experience under my belt.

SPONSOR

JP, Neil Pryde, Dakine

MY SLOGAN (Word I live by)

The fool who thinks he is wise is indeed a fool, but the fool who knows his own folly is indeed wise.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME

Growing up as a skier in-land locked New Mexico did not make becoming a professional windsurfer easy, but I feel that growing up with wind and no water has given me a unique appreciation of these two elements combined. In the end such experiences will set me apart from my fellow windsurfers.

Career

2010
  • No1 - Epic Sessions Jump Off The Gorge
  • No1 - La Ventana Classic Long Distance Race (course record holder)
  • No15 - PWA Freestyle Vietnam
2009
  • No2 - US Nationals Slalom