Here at GVSCO we are so fortunate and stoked to be working with some of the top atheletes in the world.
Youp Schmit encompasses what it mean to be a modern athlete, surfing and competing on the PWC World Tour and he has sent us this short documentary for all of us to enjoy:
What an inspiration and proof that we can achieve our biggest dreams !!!
He dropped his foot on a board for the very first time in 1998 at the N.S.T, an italian windsurfing school managed by Paolo Ghione. He started by competing in the Aloha class entering in the National Team in 2003. Yet something was missing , he needed more adrenaline . So, in 2006 left the world competitions to blast into the most estreme discipline of this sport : Wave riding.
Born among on-shore wind and shore break , Fede starts riding foreigner waves in 2008 at Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, the ideal ramp for his windsurfing career . In the following years he trains among the South Africa and Canary Islands, improving his windsurfing proficiency . He started competiting for the Italian title and called in for the biggest Mediterranean wave contest among 16 others invited riders. Very soon after, Fede during a training in Tenerife, El Medano, passed the PWA selections and started to build up his muscles on the World Cup Tour.
He started the 2012 over the top with the 1° place at the International Contest: Fuerte Wave Classic. He followed the American Tour AWT in Hawaii Islands and decided to get involved in Australia where actually is living in Margaret River. Moreover Fede joins into the GoPro team and he is the Production Manager and Starring of the new Windsurfing & Surfing Movie That’s Surf West shoot in the Wild Western Australia.
Ita-999 is his Sailor Number, Fede is also involved into some windsurfing research and development with his sponsors and he is the Team Manager of the Windsurfing Company MaverX Masts.
His Sponsors Are: MaverX Masts, GoPro, Goya Windsurfing, MFC Hawaii, Quatro International, Flymount, Elii Visual Art.
FB: Federico Infantino Ita – 999
Twitter: Federico Infantino