My Name is Ross Williams, I am 35 and from the Isle of Wight in the UK. I have been a professional windsurfer for 15 years.

I AM Ross Williams

What is the reason you committed your life to windsurfing? 
I always loved being out on the water; it’s where I feel my happiest. Windsurfing is something that allows me to be happy everyday, so that is what drives me to be the best I can.
What is your biggest achievement in your sport?
There have been many achievements that stick in my mind, winning 2 World Titles, wave sailing, surfing Jaws, the beautiful places I have travelled to, the friends I have made on those journeys. The whole lifestyle that I be lucky enough to have.

"Then after a couple of seconds I am fired up ready to give 110%"

What are you doing to push yourself everyday?
I guess I would say that if sometimes I am not motivated to push myself, then I think of what I would be doing if I was not in the position that I am within windsurfing. Then after a couple of seconds I am fired up ready to give 110%
What is your vision on what direction the sport should go?
In windsurfing there are so many disciplines and area of the sport to explore, I would like to see it more united, I would like to see some kind of course racing back on tour again that would be a cheap on equipment, and attract Olympic sailors to come and compete along side the pro’s from the PWA. I would like to see grass roots freestyle being introduced to younger kids as an option to learn instead of national sailing authorities only pushing racing. I would like to see a wave tour that is balanced, with both equal port and starboard tack events, and set in the best spots around the globe, like a dream tour.