- 07 October 2013 | Windsurfing
Bernd Flessner has decided to put an end to his professional career in windsurfing.
Flessner has made his final appearance on the PWA World Tour, during the Sylt World Cup, in German.
In the final elimination of the week, the German claimed a sixth place, showing that he is still one of the best sailors in the world.
Bernd Flessner was born on the 23rd May, 1969, in Norderney. He started windsurfing in 1978 and has been part of the PWA World Tour since 1990.
"Thirty years ago the spirit was great. It was a great adventure with three disciplines: wave riding, course racing and slalom. The big names were Robby Naish, Pete Cabrinha... You just saw them on TV, magazines, and suddenly you're in front of Robby Naish, our hero", says Flessner.
"Today, everything is technical. The mast, the boom, the battens, the board. The speed in unbelievable".
The German rider loves Cape Town and Barbados. In his long career he stole 16 national championships, IFCA world titles, and consecutive Top 10 places in the PWA World Tour, since 1991.
The forty-four year olds hangs up his boom at the end of a glittering career, but he won't stop riding with the wind.
"Windsurfing is my life".