Committee

Gus Presa – President (EXCO)

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 – Vice President (EXCO) / Chairperson Adaptive Sub-committee

Doug currently lives in the Central Coast of California, USA. Doug moved to the USA to work full time at growing waveski surfing in that country.  Doug first started surfing in 1983 and currently rides a Macski custom. 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 is a 3 x SA Masters Champion and finished 3rd in the World Masters in Australia in 2009 and 4th in Portugal in 2011 and 4th in Spain 2018. Doug is also currently 2 x US Grand Masters Champion. Doug is passionate about helping others which has resulted in him focusing most his efforts on growing adaptive waveski in the USA, in his current role we hope to share his success with adaptive athletes with other nations.

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Ian MacLeod – Treasurer (EXCO)

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.

Clement Guilbert – International Technical 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 & Marketing

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 – Secretary

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).