Dany Bruch (G-1181) had a season with highs and lows in 2013. He trained a lot in the gym, prepared very well and qualified for the Storm Chase final. On the PWA tour he was unlucky and then missed to compete at the Maui final due to working duties in Thailand. Then his collaboration with Severne Sails as a team rider came to an end and now the 32 year old German top wave sailor, who lives in El Medano, Tenerife, joined the International team of Challenger. 

Dany already tested his new sails at El Cabezo

Dany already tested his new sails at El Cabezo


After 8 years back on tour, I have finally accomplished another one of my goals. I had set back in the days…to be part of an amazing team to develop my signature sails and masts. 

When I met Claudio “Bad” Badiali in Italy last week, I directly knew he was the man I was looking for. With his knowledge of building sails for over 35 years and my water experience, I am pretty sure we will develop some great gear! 

My main goal right now is to carry on in the top of the PWA World Tour! In between the trainings I will be working hard to get the exact feeling I am looking for in the water to improve every day my sailing and make windsurfing sails as easy and smooth they can get for all of us out there! All we want in the end is to have fun in the water! 

I have tried a few Challenger sails so far, but I have to say that the ThreeG, the 3 batten model, is the most exciting one right now! I have been using it with full power winds at my home spot in El Cabezo and maaan!!! It gives me wings!! It’s the most stable windsurf sail I have ever used and it has a lot a lot of power just when you request it, thanks to the special Dacron wrinkle next to the mast sleeve and the special “S” shape that Claudio brought into the windsurf industry. I am really excited!!! Can’t wait to have the final product in my hands!!

During my days at the Challenger Sails Loft in Senigallia, Italy we already have built a special sail for the final of the Red Bull Storm Chase that will happen soon for sure, too…a special 3.5 m sail that will make the storm chasing a bit more comfortable. More about this one soon…;-)

Dany Bruch will be in a team with Malte Reuscher, Andrea Ferin, Valter Scotto, Jose Romero, Giorgio Giorgi, Gianmario Pischedda, Tine Slabe and Andrea “Principe” Baldini.