Nicolas Akgazciyan: testing his 99th windsurf board

Nicolas Akgazciyan has joined the 99novenove windsurfing team.

The freestyle windsurfer from France will be sailing with boards designed by Cesare Cantagalli and Gianni Valdambrini, founders of 99novenove.

"It's not easy to leave what you know for something new unknown, especially when moving to a new brand. I like their philosophy, the way they like to express and show the lifestyle of windsurfing," explains Nicolas Akgazciyan.

"I understood that I was being put in a position from where I would also be able express and develop my ideas on the freestyle boards, and we were easily agreeing on the style we were looking for".

Gianni Valdambrini, shaper for 99novenove boards, has over 25 years of experience in the industry. Cesare Cantagalli is one of the original windsurfing legends. He invented many wave moves, such as the cheese-roll back in the 1980s.

"I was fascinated by the attitude and personality which Nicolas brings to the table. I've met Nico some years ago, but I had a feeling it was the right time bring him on our team," adds Cantagalli.