Olga Raskina

Freestyle • Real World Wave

Born14.March 1984, Moscow, Russia
Sail No.RUS 14
Weight56 kg
Size164 cm
Marital Statusin a relationship
EducationInternational University of Moscow, qualified Linguist and Interpreter
Windsurfing since2005
PWA Tour since2008
JP since2008
Website

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Q&A

HOBBIES

As I’m freestyling now professionally, my favorite hobbies are waveriding, jumping and going for slalom with friends. My greatest passion is also snowboarding. I love to jump in parks and ride in the beautiful mountains of Russia, Europe and New Zealand. Moreover I enjoy filming, taking photos, writing articles, reading, traveling, hanging out with friends, practicing yoga, visiting my home in Moscow and teaching windsurfing.

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

There have been many great days in my life, cos I never take things for granted. The best days were when I first time saw my niece, went to the ocean with my best friend, made a first volcan, landed a frontside 540, met my boyfriend, taught my parents how to windsurf.

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

It would be a perfect day of sailing in the waves or freestyling with my boyfriend and our friends anywhere in the world

BEST 'VACATION

I’d love to spent a week in Cape Town sailing, after a week in the Alps snowboarding and finally a week in Paris. I like diversity.

FAVOURITE MUSIC

Junior Boys, Snowden, The Sounds, De la Soul, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, DJ Revolution, DJ Spinna, The Roots, Masta Ace, Jigmastas, DJ Hi Tek, Trevor Andrew. Also funk, soul, rap, classic and a lot of electro

FAVOURITE SPOT(S)

I haven’t been to a lot of places yet, but I’d say my favourite ones are Dahab and El Tur in Egypt and all spots around Cape Town (South Africa)

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Freestyle 90 PRO

PREFERED JP SMALL BOARD(S)

Real World Wave 63

PERSONAL 'MADNESS'&'OBSESSIONS'

Before windsurfing I was snowboarding professionally for some time and riding for a very long time all around the world. I started with freeriding and backcountry jumping, cos we had no parks in Russia at that time. Then I got a job in France and would spend every winter in the French Alps where I got hooked on jumping in parks. Unfortunately after some seasons I had a serious injury and stopped snowboarding that much, but at the same time I started sailing. So in windsurfing now my biggest madness is sliding. I love the feeling of smooth rotation and stylish turning. Last year I had a chance to sail in waves in South Africa for the first time in my life. The ocean has impressed me like nothing before. I’d love to sail in waves more and also learn how to surf better.

INSPIRED BY

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SPORT TARGETS

I want to get as much experience in this sport as possible and sail my best. I’m also very fond of travelling, filming and writing travel guides and stories. I’d love to make a video with all Russian riders, develop this sport in our country and be a good ambassador of windsurfing everywhere I go

THE FUTURE

I go with the flow

SPONSOR

JP-Australia, Neil Pryde, O’Neill, MFC, Five Square windsurf school, Roxy

ELSE

I’m a very sociable and open-minded person, super motivated in freestyle windsurfing, hard working and loving parties. I speak fluent English, French.
I also write articles which are published in major Russian magazines such as Wave, Vertical World and Extreme.
Information about me:
www.go-dahab.ru
www.girlfriendshome.ru
www.soulsurfers.ru
www.russian-wave.ru and www.boardseeker.com

Career

2008
  • 1 place among female windsurfers at the Russian Freestyle Champ called "Russian Wave" 2008 in Hurgada
  • No 8 in the PWA female frestyle tour 2008
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  • Since april 2007 I was instructor at the Russian center 5 Squares in Egypt, Dahab.