Lars Petersen

Freestyle • Pro Wave • Real World Waves

BornCopenhagen, August 6, 1969
Sail No.D 99
Weight77 kg
Size178 cm
Marital StatusGirlfriend Suna
Education
Windsurfing since1982
PWA Tour since1991
JP since2003
Website

www.fym-productions.com

Q&A

HOBBIES

surfing, mountain biking, film editing

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

Hmm, there’s been lots. I can’t really pick one. I usually come out of the water thinking this was my best session ever!  But for sure some of the classic west winds wave sailing days up at Hanstholm, Klitmoeller probably takes the prize.

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

Arriving to beach seeing spray coming of the sets with wind for a 4,7.  My friends out.  No crowds. Sail until dark.  Go home  exhausted and have good dinner with my girlfriend, and then relax to a good film.

BEST 'VACATION

My best trip have been to South Africa in 02/03.  On this particular trip, the conditions were epic, good company, no stress : Perfect!

FAVOURITE MUSIC

I like to look at Jennifer Lopez’s music videos!  ;-)

FAVOURITE SPOT(S)

Klitmoeller, Gnaraloo-WA, Fiji and Maui

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Freestyle 90, 99

PREFERED JP BIG BOARD(S)

Pro Wave 66, 79, all Real World Waves

PERSONAL 'MADNESS'&'OBSESSIONS'

Well, you’re probably not surprised when I say:  Windsurfing!  I have been absolutely hooked since I first stepped up on a board 22 years ago. This is my thing and I love it!

INSPIRED BY

Torben Kornum, the Scandinavian JP importer and former professional windsurfer. He is a super friend and has taught me tons of valuable things. Thanks buddy!

SPORT TARGETS

Show some radical action on future film productions.  Do well at selected contests.  Learn new moves

THE FUTURE

Live life to the fullest!  windsurf for the rest of my life

SPONSOR

JP-Australia, Neil Pryde, Tekknosport, Den Blaa Avis, Billabong, Kia, and not to forget my mom!  ;-)

Any thing else that you want the people to know about you:

“I’m a very positive person, and I always choose to look at the best in people, situations and in life.”

Career

HIGHLIGHTS OF MY CAREER
  • 3 PWA Freestyle finales in career (2nd Costa Brava '00, 1st Grand prix Holland '00)
  • 1st PWA wave finale in career, ( Barbados '91)
  • IFCA European wave champion, Klitmoeller '96
  • IFCA European freestyle champion, Spain '99
  • 9 times Danish champion, or ranking list winner.
  • First to perform (or get on picture): One Handed Switch Stance Air Tack - Vulswista - Air Spock - Air Tack - Clew First Gu Screw.
  • Defending Nordic wave champion.