Committee

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Gus Presa – President

Gus lives in Seville (Spain) and he works as a geographer in an energy company. He discovered waveski by internet, and in 2005, he bought his first waveski. Since this moment, he helped to develop waveski surfing in Spain through his website www.waveski.es. Competing in international events since 2011, he was part of the Spanish Tag Team wich won the last WWST in Portugal 2016. WWSA vice president for two years (2014-2016) and now, as President, he is interested in developing waveski surfing world wide and help to make the next WWST in Pantin 2018 (Spain) a big event with a professional organization.
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Doug Copeland – Secretary

Doug lives in East London South Africa and is a Director of an IT Service Provider. He first started surfing in 1983 and currently rides Kola and Macski customs and is a regular at Nahoon Reef. After leaving school Doug worked at Kolaski running the factory for 3 years before joining the Navy for national service as Diver in Cape Town. Doug spent the next 18 years out of the sport as family and work commitments took priority but now has a renewed enthusiasm  and an appreciation for the way of life and treasures every moment spent in the ocean. Doug is a 2 x SA Masters Champion and finished 3rd in the World Masters in Australia in 2009 and 4th in Portugal in 2011.
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Ian MacLeod – Treasurer

Ian is the shaper of the Macski USA Waveski Manufacture. He is also 2014 World Master champion.
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Virgile Humbert – Vice President

Virgile is from Guadeloupe, french west indies, where he discovered waveski during the 2003 world waveski surfing titles, such a great event that he started at the end of the contest riding a waveski. Competing internationals events since 2009 he is 2x World OPEN champion and 5x French OPEN champion. He lives now in France in les Sables d’Olonne and work as an engineer. He is interested in developing the organization of internationals contest to make it more professional.

Miguel Fernandez – Vice President

Miguel lives in Asturias and he´s one of the few waveski riders of this area. He´s a surf instructor and a water sports lover.
He began in waveski competitions because of Gus Presa, who invited him to take part in a small competition hosted in Galicia.
Nowadays it´s one of the most practiced sports and he´s very focused on the next WWST in Pantin 2018.

Marcus Thompson – Adaptive Waveski

Marcus Thompson is the founder of Adaptive Surfing New Zealand Incorporated.  This is a non-profit National Body that is set to develop and establish the pathways and provide the requisite support in making adaptive surfing a sustainable lifestyle and competitive activity for New Zealanders.  His previous experience in the disability sector as an international athlete and administrator for Wheelchair Basketball is a formative influence for this work.
Marcus is an internationally exhibited artist, respected secondary teacher of Design Technology, Art and a member of the Ogo Technologies team. He works from the base of a supportive family where his 4 children are a central part of his surfing crew.
A high speed snow skiing accident put Marcus into a wheelchair as a T12 paraplegic.  He is passionate about the sport of waveski surfing and helping define and develop the international adaptive waveski family. This is in the context of the unique and ground breaking inclusion of adaptive athletes into the WWSA contest format.

Clement Guilbert – International Contest Director

Clement is from Guadeloupe too, he discovered Wavesk in same time of Virgile. He began international contest in 2009, he is 2x New age World Champion, his Best open results is 3rd in 2014. He lives in Bordeaux, now he is local from lacanau like Pablo.
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Pablo Arrouays – Development

Pablo Lives in Lacanau on the West coast of France and works as a waveski instructor. He has been riding a waveski since 2005 and burst onto the scene in 2011 winning the World Junior title and finished runner-up in the Open Division. Pablo is very passionate about the sport and is keen to encourage more participation particularly with the younger generation. Pablo rides for Ombak and Solamanazi
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Savanah Campbell – Development

Savannah lives in Noosa Heads, Australia. She is the Junior Development Officer for Waveski Surfing Australia. She has been waveskiing since she was 11 years old and is daughter to previous World Champions Bill and Karen Campbell.  Her goal is to promote waveski and attract more juniors to the sport, especially in Australia. Savannah won the Junior Women’s Title at the World Titles in 2016 and first competed at a World Titles in 2009 at Coffs Harbour. She rides a KS and RA and paddles with a custom made paddle from Pulse Epoxy (Geeboard Australia).
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Adam Harvey – Development/medias

Adam is from Guernesey.