Do you prefer to do sports by yourself and focus on improving, or do them with friends and have fun?

A bit of both. I like to cycle as part of my training, and that’s an individual thing (you’re alone on the bicycle, pushing yourself and your body to the limit), but at the same time, you’re with a group of friends. So I enjoy the best of both worlds.

 Are there any water sports that you’d like to try but haven’t tried yet?

Sure, maybe kitesurfing (instead of getting pulled by a boat, your power comes from a kite) or wakesurfing (after the boat pulls you up, you let go of the rope and surf on the boat’s wake). I’ve never tried either, but it’s always good to try new things.

What’s the best feeling you get when you practise water sports?

The best is planing, when the board skims across the surface and you can feel the speed. But then there’s the time you spend in the water, the scenery, the sun, the photos, the friends sharing the moment; it’s all special.

 Do you have any advice for people who want to practise water sports for the first time?

Just do it! The worst that can happen is you fall in the water. It’s really fun and there’s a lot of options out there for everyone, regardless of skill level, physical condition, age, etc.