George Orphanou

Born27 August 1969, Larnaca, Cyprus
Sail No.CYP 111
Weight75kg
Size177 cm
Marital Statusmarried, one wife only, two kids and a cat
EducationMaster in Political Science and International Relations
Windsurfing since1998
PWA Tour since-
JP since2011
Website

Q&A

NICKNAME

Velgos (it means “the Belgian”. I leaved most of my life in Belgium)

HOBBIES

diving, squash, washing the dishes, taking the rubbish out… and feeding the cat

FAVOURITE FOOD

bb chicken, proper steak and lamb

FAVOURITE MUSIC

Beastie Boys before windsurfing, U2 and dance music after session

FAVOURITE SPOTS

Asilah and Khasiit in Oman. Kourion, Faros and Makronissos for Cyprus.

FAVORITE MOVES

forward loops and backloops… just love that feeling.

PREFERED JP BOARDS

JP Twinser Quad 74, 82 both on quad setup. Sailing mainly wave spots and like really powered up conditions… Quads do open new dimensions to wavering. All wave riders should try one…

PERSONAL MADNESS & OBSESSIONS

well… hope to make it soon to go to Maui and Capo Verde. Would like also to tune my van… Blue led lights for the cabin, extra large rims and pumped up car audio.

MY INSPIRATION

Polakow and Naish, the unbeatable pair… I admire their dedication to the sport and the way they work the waves.

THE FUTURE

add some freestyle to my skills. Quit my current job at some point and manage a windsurf center… beach to be my office

SPONSORS

JP/NeilPryde distributor in Cyprus… thank you Marios.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU

Sailing mostly wave spots… most of my sailing in Cyprus is in the winter when the conditions are quite regularly logo high to some times mast high with strong winds. For the Summer Oman is my oxygen bowl… proper side to side off wave riding conditions… the not to be missed trip with all sailor friends from Cyprus. Got my seven year old son Daniel to start windsurfing… hope one day to get him listed as a JP Young Gun. My second son Raphael who’s just five can already SUP by himself.