Franzi Fix

I began to windsurf at the age of 9. Since I was a little boy, I could somehow remember how my father would have me around while giving windsurf lessons on the beach. When it was my turn, it was easy to recall and apply the things my dad had mentioned in his lessons.
Growing up in Cabarete, Tony Garcia & Leon Belanger were one of my major inspirations watching those sky-high backies and aggressive cutbacks I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I told myself that one day I want to be able to do all those things. I became devoted to training towards that vision.
It wasn’t until the age of 11 that I competed in my first competition since then I have been hooked with the competition life.
Now at the age of 24 I have competed in numerous events nationally and internationally but my biggest achievement was in 2015 where I travelled to California to compete in the IWT previously called AWT. In this event I was lucky enough to meet some of the windsurfing pros I look up to, legends like Francisco Goya, Josh Stone and Kevin Pritchard. Also, I met some of the younger pros like Morgan Noireaux and Camille Juban.
I competed in the Youth division against other up and coming talents from around the world and I had the privilege enough to win 1st place for that category.
After that win in California I knew that this sport is something I want to pursue and dedicate my life to.

One of my major dreams apart from Competing is to be able to help and motivate young kids in the Dominican Republic. I would like for them to have something like a role model or someone to look up to. One of the most amazing feelings is to know that there is a kid that wants to learn how to windsurf or any watersport. I try my best to help them out with what ever I can for example gear, lessons and advice. I want to be able to help more, I want to get more kids motivated to get off the cellphones/tablets and get them out in the water and to find the same passion I found with the ocean.