Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Life with British Pro Ross Williams
PWA media man, Paul Griffths, did this interview with Ross Williams while everyone waited on the no show wind at the recent Costa Brava event in Spain.
PWA How many boards and sails do you own?
Ross: 4 wave boards, 4 slalom boards, 1 formula board, a set of formula sails, two sets of slalom sails, and a set of wave sails. I guess that's about 25 sails.
PWA How Much gear do you own at the moment?
Ross I have about 50 slalom fins. Not many wave fins, and 2 $1800 formula fins!
PWA How many of those slalom fins do you actually use?
PWA Do you have to pay for all of your fins?
Ross Unfortunately, yes!
PWA Who makes your fins?
Ross Lots of different people.
PWA How many masts do you have?
Ross About 35 in total. But if I have a good mast I keep it, so i've got some that are quite a few years old now.
PWA How many booms do you own?
Ross 9 slalom booms. 7 wave booms. And 2 formula.
Ross About 15. I like having plenty of dry ones!
PWA What about harnesses?
Ross I have 2 waist harnesses.
PWA Why don't you use a seat?
Ross It doesn't suit my personal style
PWA What tools do you bring on tour with you?
Ross None. I just steal everyone else's!
PWA What tool do you steal the most then?
Ross A philips screwdriver to change my fin and put the straps on.
PWA What do you spend most of your money on?
Ross My house, excess baggage, airline tickets, computers, my jet ski for tow surfing, and my girlfriend!
PWA What's your most valuable possession?
Ross Can I have two?
PWA I suppose.
Ross My girlfriend and my jet ski (for tow surfing).
PWA Where do you live when not on tour?
PWA How much time do you spend there?
Ross Just 3 months
PWA What's the longest you get to stay at home?
Ross For a month maybe.
PWA How much time do you spend in the UK these days then?
Ross Two or three weeks a year maximum.
PWA If you won the lottery what would you do?
Ross Marry my girlfriend, and go tow surfing.
PWA What's the key to getting a life like yours then?
Ross Putting your career before everything else. And, winning a few contests helps!
PWA What's the longest barrel you've ever had?
Ross Probably 3 seconds in Chile! That was sick.
PWA Who do you spend most of your time with?
Ross Myself, my girlfriend, and the ocean. It's quite lonely... And Swifty.