Yegor Popretinskiy

Freestyle • Twinser Quad

Born08.October 1986, St.Petersburg, Russia
Sail No.RUS 11
Weight77 kg
Size179 cm
Marital Statussingle
EducationState University of Physical Culture, windsurf instructor for 10 years
Windsurfing since2000
PWA Tour since2008
JP since2006
Website

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HOBBIES

Life surprises, friends, of cause windsurfing, ocean, waves, wind, travel, EFPT, PWA, surfing, music, games, parties, bmx, skateboarding, fiction. Everything where you can surf, move and taste.

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

When I was 16 I was sailing seven weeks at Maui. That was like watching your favorite movie for many times – and suddenly you find yourself exactly inside this movie.
Sharing the same waves with Josh Stone, hitting the water just after Ricardo Campello, Robby Swift sitting on the coast. Local sailors are around. After that day my school lost meâ?¦

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

May I dream about Global warming in my hometown Saint-Petersburg?  It would be nice to have air +25 and water +20 and warm south wind with about 20 knots. Getting up early for a freestyle session and at the afternoom play golf just outside my house. Meeting my friends in the evening.

BEST 'VACATION

Maui Hawaii is still my best vacation in the past 5 years. Do you think I am hopeless? :))

FAVOURITE MUSIC

hip-hop, techno, house, disco, funk, drum’n'base, jungle, breaks, scratch, punk rock, ska

FAVOURITE SPOT(S)

El Yaque, Dahab and El Tur. However just because of the people who live and windsurf there.

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Freestyle 89 and 98 Pro Edition

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Twinser Quad 68 and 74 Pro Edition

PERSONAL 'MADNESS'&'OBSESSIONS'

My personal M’n'O are always connected with points I really like: my friends and my windsurfing. If you really taking care about something you always could feel M’n'O. So what is the reason to care about M’n'O?

INSPIRED BY

Do you remember Resonance Movie and Plug’n'Play? Music, spots, tricks, fun, people, life-style, professional directing and editing. As for me these movies are real discoveries and inspirations.

SPORT TARGETS

for 2009 – try to win one EFPT event and to be at top 10 at PWA freestyle rating
for 2010 – to be European champion and try to win one PWA event.
for 2020 – still have opportunity to get up early for freestyle session but would not care about it till 10 am.

THE FUTURE

Windsurfing is my life but my life is not only windsurfing. Today I am just discovering all opportunities which are possible. I wannabe partner in business of network of windsurf station, travel agencies, hotels, event organizers, equipment producing, movie making, magazine publishing in Russia, Egypt and in Europe and of cause some more outside the windsurfing. Indeed, I don’t know what I would want tomorrow but I hope my points are stable enough.

SPONSOR

JP-Australia, Neil Pryde, O’Neill, Rad

ELSE If

one Russian guy from northern somewhere could be at the top of world windsurfing this would mean that everything in the world is possible. So, just wish me good luck and I will try.

Career

HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CAREER
  • I am still windsurfing :-)
  • I found money for training and performing at Russian and international events
  • I have many friends in my town and around the world
  • I can windsurfing quite well
  • I still have a good motivation for go on