Oisín van Gelderen

BornDublin, Ireland
Sail No.IR 777
Weight77 kg
Size180 cm
Marital Statusmarried to Megan
Education-
Windsurfing since1986
PWA Tour since1994
JP since2001
Website

Q&A

HOBBIES

surfing, wakeboarding, rally driving (I wish)

BEST DAY IN MY LIFE

Christmas day, Taranaki, N.Z. Drove to the beach in a borrowed Scooby-Doo WRX, then sailed all day in Cross-off mast-high perfection. Finished it by chilling on the beach with my wife drinking champagne and stuffing our faces with Christmas food

BEST DAY POSSIBLE

The best days are the ones that you are not expecting, it turns out to be super windy, the swell just picks up and the conditions get better and better, and every move just happens without thinking about it

BEST 'VACATION'

4 month honeymoon travelling around the world, Japan, Oz, NZ, Maui, US

FAVORITE MUSIC

Anything from R&B/Hip Hop to chill out groves, bit of rock but no heavy metal, depends on the mood or whether driving to the beach or away from it !

FAVORITE SPOT(S)

West Coast of Ireland, Taranaki, Fuerte.

FAVORITE BIG BOARD(S)

Freestyle 101

FAVORITE SMALL BOARD(S)

Speed 45 and small wave designs

PERSONAL 'MADNESS'&'OBSESSIONS'

I’m obsessed with pushing my windsurfing as far as I can go. It’s a sport you can’t perfect, and I always want to learn more and more

INSPIRED BY

Polakow, Naish, Dunkerbeck, all for different reasons.

SPORT TARGETS

Helping to develop the sport in Ireland, and ensuring that the PWA becomes a regular fixture, putting Ireland on the map, and inspiring more Irish sailors to compete Internationally

THE FUTURE

Play hard and windsurf for the rest of my life.

SPONSORS

JP-Australia, Neil Pryde, Surfdock.ie, RedBull, Ultrasport, Annesley-Williams, Mercedes-Benz, Electric