Xenia Kessler

Twinser Quad • Freestyle

Born23rd of June 1989, Denmark
Sail No.D 211
Weight58 kg
Size165 cm
Marital Statusnot married
EducationGymnasium/college - going for university
Windsurfing sincesince 2006
PWA Tour sincesince 2009
JP sincesince 2006
Website

www.kessler.dk

Q&A

HOBBIES

Windsurf, Snowboard, Soccer, Skateboard, Basketball, Climbing, Surfing, Rollerblades, Drawing, Writing, Creative stuff. And people around me.

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

Luckily there has been a lot. Everyday has something good in it I think. I’ve had a lot of good days on the water – I really like when I learn a new trick – that’s such a great feeling! And those days, where the moves just flows, it really makes me happy! I can usually recognize when I had a good day by the pain in my chins from all the smiling. :)

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

Uh, that would be… a day spend with people I really like. A lot of smiles, some really good windsurf… yea, it doesn’t take so much to make a good day, really!

BEST VACATION

For sure the receipt for the best vacation contains my windsurfboard! I always like to travel with my sister and some of my girls who also windsurf, we have so much fun. If it is a trip to Klitmøller, Bonaire, Australia or Brazil doesn’t matter so much, there are always some nice and new experiences on the way.

FAVOURITE BOOK

Tricktionary… Actually I don’t read a lot of fiction books, I read much more fact books, keeping my mind busy when I’m off the water.

FAVOURITE MUSIC

I like to listen to a lot of different music, I’ve got at really mixed taste. But some are: Tina Dickow, Fort Minor, Nickelback, Natasja, Kanye West, Sara Bereilles, Sweat Shop Union, Anouk, Jurassic 5, John Meyer, DAD, Rihanna, Corinne Bailey Rae and more…

FAVOURITE MOTOR VEHICLE

The jeep from my surfbuddy Stephanie. It can take us everywhere to go windsurf. And it always seems to bring us off road in the search of surfspots. But any car which can contain at least one set of surf gear. I always wished for a transporter myself though.

FAVOURITE SPOT(S)

My homespots Skæring, Alrø, Hullet, Hanstholm, Klitmøller and Sorobon.

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

JP FREESTYLE 89

PREFERED JP SMALL BOARD(S)

JP TWINSER QUAD 68

MAJOR PERSONAL AND SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

Organizing and teaching the “Girls Go Windsurf” camp in Denmark in 2008 and 2009

PERSONAL 'MADNESS'&'OBSESSIONS'

When I’ve put to my mind that I want to learn a new trick, I stay on the water until I’ve landed it! Sometimes this has caused that my sister and my friends have been waiting for me on the beach until after dark… but then I nailed it!  :) (thank you for your patience Julie and friends)

INSPIRED BY

It’s hard to say what really inspires me. Sometimes I get inspired by the beginners I teach, sometimes by people in other sports, friends or family. I get inspired by windsurfing with others on the water, sometimes the conditions inspires me to try a new trick or to go out. When I decide I want to learn a new trick, I really go into it and keep on trying until I can do it. It takes more to take the inspiration away than getting inspired I think.

PROUD ABOUT

That I now made it to the PWA worldtour. About 4 years ago I was practicing my helitacks in the local waters where no one expected a freestyler to come out from.
I’m proud about my family and my friends too.

THE FUTURE

I will be on the water with my JP freestyle board whenever the wind is blowing, I will keep doing PWA and as many national competitions as possible. I want to combine windsurfing with studying again (like in college), and I will keep on improving my freestyling.

SPORT TARGETS

To keep on improving my level in freestyle. I really want to move up in the PWA ranking, and I hope I will be able to train a lot for this. Nationally I want to beat some more of the guys in the A-class ranking. I hope to get more girls out on the water and have some fun! And I hope some of them will get into freestyle as well.

SPONSORS

Roxy, Mauisails, Reptile-masts, Choco Fins, Gaz Station Aarhus, Sorobon Beach Resort, Skullcandy

WORDS I LIVE BY (MY SLOGANS)

If you can dream it you can do it.
Keep on trying until you get where you wanna be. Go for it.
Everyone deserves to be happy, make someone happy today.
:)

Career

2010
  • No1 - Curacao Windsurf Challenge Womens Freestyle in Curacao
  • No5 - PWA Freestyle World Cup Lanzarote
2009
  • No1 - Danish Freestyle Championships (Mens B-class)
  • No1 - Overall DBO Freestyle winner 2009 (Mens B-class)
  • No1 - DBO Freestyle oct-09 (Men b-class)
  • No10 - PWA World Cup Lanzarothe Freestyle - my first PWA competition in Lanzarote
2008
  • No1 - Danish Freestyle Championships (Women)
  • No1 - overall DBO wave/freestyle ranking (women)
  • No3 - DBO wave DM Klitmøller (Women)
  • No1 - Princess of the Fjord - freestyle competition
  • No1 - Viking of the Fjord (Women) - freestyle competition
  • No1 - DBO wave/freestyle ranking Klitmøller (Women)
2007
  • No1 - Princess of the Fjord - freestyle competition
  • No3 - DBO wave ranking in Hvide Sande, DK
  • No4 - DM07 wave women class DBO
  • No4 - overall ranking women wave DBO