Photographed by John Borren2

Athlete

Alex Hart

 Hello, I am a 19 year old windsurfer from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

I compete in two disciplines of windsurfing, Slalom, and the RS:X Olympic Class. I aspire to represent New Zealand in Slalom on The PWA World Windsurfing Tour, and the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. This year I am attending regular Training blocks in Auckland, and am travelling to Hawaii for 2 months to help get on track to achieving these goals.

In my spare time, I enjoy trail running, surfing, and body surfing. My favourite movie is either Gattaca or the Prestige. I am a dairy free vegetarian, and avoid Gluten as much as possible. My favourite windsurfing spot is the Tauranga Harbour entrance between Matakana Island and Mauao because of the scenery and champagne windsurfing conditions when the tide and wind are right.

Date of birth

23 Jul 1996

Home town

Mt Maunganui

Competitions

2014 RS:X Sail Auckland - 3rd NZ youth
2014 RS:X Nationals - 2nd NZ youth
2013 RS:X Nationals - 1st place NZ youth
2013 RS:X Sail Auckland - 1st place NZ youth

Sponsors

WIL Sport

Major teams

NZ under 17 National windsurfing

Sail number

NZL-299