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Posted by on Mar 21, 2010 in Windsurfing News |

Windsurfing Legends – Robby Naish

Once in a while I am going to run a little bio on some of the worlds windsurfing legends. To kick things off there really is only one person to start with…Robby Naish.

Pictures paint a thousand words & one of the all time classic windsurfing films, RIP sums up just how good Robby Naish was & still is!

One of the greatest windsurfers of all time…

A quick Wiki search brings up the some interesting facts about this windsurfing legend:
Robert Staunton Naish (born April 23, 1963 in La Jolla, San Diego, California) is one of the first athletes to have gained long-lasting international fame in the sport of windsurfing. At a young age, his father, competitive surfer and surfboard shaper Rick Naish, moved the family from California to Kailua, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It was there, at the age of 11, that Robby took up the fledgling new sport of windsurfing. Shortly thereafter, in 1976, he won his first overall World Championship title, at the age of 13, beating many adult competitors whose experience and maturity were no match for his exceptional talent.

Competing as an amateur, he went on to win successive World Championship titles from 1977 to 1979. After the emergence of the Professional Boardsailors’ Association (PBA) — later to become the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) —

Naish won the Overall World Champion title from 1983 to 1987, and the Wave World Champion title in 1988, 1989, and 1991. He was renowned for his ‘Table Top’ and ‘Forward Loop’ moves. Adding to his fame was his ‘Longboard Loop’, where he forward looped the 3.72m long Mistral Equipe.

As an international sports celebrity, Naish has been featured in numerous films, videos, news reports, and articles. As of 2006, thirty years after his first World Champion title, he now has his own Naish brand of windsurfing equipment marketed worldwide.

Basically, Robby Naish IS windsurfing!

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