Rider of the Week

Sara Flowe

Where are you from?
I never know how to answer this question. Maryland or Virginia depending on who I’m talking to.
Tell us about your career.
I grew up racing dinghys and learned how to windsurf in college. I quit the sailing team in favor of the windsurfing club my senior spring and then moved to Hatteras as soon as I graduated.

What are some of your favorite places to sail?
My favorite place to sail is the reef in the Pamlico Sound. I love sailing in the ocean, but the reef is a good 3 miles out from shore where the deep water meets the shallows “near” land. It’s pretty cool to have breaking waves no where in sight of land. It’s also usually blowing 30+ when the reef is going off…
If you could go anywhere in the world to windsurf, where would it be?
I don’t actually know….there are so many options, and fairly equal in my book. Not Europe?

Who are your sponsors?
Ocean Air Sports, the local shop where I used to work.

What are your inspirations?
From the start my interest has been in keeping up with the boys. Windsurfing is a funny sport, where everyone is totally on their own program. I like to be able to hold my own.

What is your favorite part about competing on the AWT?
I don’t have to travel far! I am also excited for the closing ceremony party at The Beach Klub (where I work).

What are your goals for 2012?
Learn or improve something each time I go out.

Words of wisdom?
Come to Hatteras!