John Hibbard

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4th June 2007

By trade I am a windsurfer! My childhood quest was to find a way to windsurf as much as possible and turning professional seemed like a great way of doing that.

I compete on the PWA World Tour (www.pwaworldtour.com) and UKWA Tour (www.ukwindsurfing.com) in the Wave and sometimes the Super X disciplines and promote both my sponsors and the sport through all areas of the media.

I have a portfolio of sponsors who provide support to allow me to compete and who I work for, gaining publicity in as many different areas of the media. I am one of the most published windsurfers in the UK and write regular reports and travel tales for the UK’s Number 1 Windsurfing Magazine, BOARDS. I also achieve regular press coverage in national papers and on television giving my sponsors some great unrivalled media coverage.

Windsurfing is my main aim but the media and promotions side of my work is also a major part of my life, and something that I enjoy doing. I am also the current holder of the Britain’s Most Extreme title, but that’s another story...

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John Hibbard's activity

  1. June 2007
  2. John Hibbard rated Coverack's windsurfing

  3. John Hibbard rated Rhosneigr Windsurfing

  4. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing Maui

  5. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing Margaret River

  6. John Hibbard rated Lancelin windsurfing

  7. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing on Vassiliki

  8. John Hibbard rated Gwithian Towans

  9. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing Brandon Bay

  10. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing Dahab

  11. John Hibbard rated Windsurfing off Cape Town

  12. John Hibbard reviewed Rhosneigr Windsurfing in Wales, United Kingdom

    Possibly one of the most consistent spots in the UK. SW winds give cross on shore conditions from the left and beach can provide some great swell. A friendly atmosphere and plenty of people to sail with make this spot a great place to visit. The local wi…"

  13. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing Brandon Bay in Southwest Ireland, Ireland

    A wavesailors heaven but on the light wind days perfect for beginners too. Four seasons in one day is a real possibility here as the mountains can dish out all kinds of weather in a 24hr period. Stunning scenery and great surfing make this a real playgr…"

  14. John Hibbard reviewed Gwithian Towans in West Country, United Kingdom

    This place is one of the best wavesailing locations in the UK. It can handle pretty big waves and hardly ever gets crowded. The long sandy beach offers various launching opportunities; just beware of the steep and rocky tracks down to the beach. Works b…"

  15. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing Margaret River in Western Australia, Australia

    A world class wave, not for the first timer. Sharp reef and assertive locals. Give respect and you’ll get respect is the motto of this break. The locals rip the wave apart, you will probably get ripped apart on your first visit. But once you’ve figured i…"

  16. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing Dahab in Egypt

    Sheltered lagoon and open sea sailing are on offer here. The wind is strongest during the summer months but it is generally a good destination for all year round wind and warm water. Perfect conditions for improving your windsurfing and the light winds o…"

  17. John Hibbard reviewed Coverack's windsurfing in West Country, United Kingdom

    This tiny Cornish fishing village is a great place for beginners as it is sheltered and protected. Be aware that the best conditions for learning are when the wind is offshore so it is worth liaising with the windsurfing school in the harbour, which will…"

  18. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing off Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa

    A windsurfing world in one city. Cape Town offers the full range of windsurfing experiences from huge Atlantic Ocean rollers to smooth and sheltered lagoons and lakes. It basically can deliver any type of windsurfing you are after. It makes it a great lo…"

  19. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing Maui in Hawaii, United States

    The Mecca for the serious windsurfer. Hookipa Beach Park is the most famous of Maui's beaches and is the spot that everywhere else is judged on. Kanaha, Spreks, Camp One, Baby Beach – Maui isn’t short of famous beaches. It’s not just a wavesailing haven …"

  20. John Hibbard reviewed Lancelin windsurfing in Western Australia, Australia

    A one stop windsurfing haven. Light winds in the morning, strong winds in the afternoon. The best time to go is from November to February. The flat water lagoon provides protected and safe conditions for beginners and improvers as well as for freestyle…"

  21. John Hibbard reviewed Windsurfing on Vassiliki in Ionian Islands, Greece

    One of the original summer time windsurfing hotspots in Greece Vassiliki still remains a must visit location both for it’s windsurfing and just the overall scene. The wind surfing beach runs from the foot of a mountain towards the town and the windsurfin…"