Kevin Pritchard (45), former PWA World Champion and winner of the Aloha Classic 2016, released his first V-Log and takes you on an adventure throughout his Baja Board adventure! KP is well known for his film productions but it seems he wants to try a new format.
Punta San Carlos in Baja California it was very quiet and he enjoyed life in uncrowded waves. Better said, he was alone out there. Kevin not only windsurfed in waves. He made a 6’8” twin fin, foil board, and brought it to one of his favorite waves in the world, where he tested his foil gear and seemed to be fully relaxed in the Cowboy style when waiting to cross the Mexican border again.
We interviewed Kevin Pritchard about his status quo and the current goals in life. Read the interview below the video!
C7: Winning heats has been on your agenda for many years. You were one of the toughest windsurfers on tour. You managed to dethrone Björn, the invincible rider. You won the Aloha Classic…Now life has changed a bit. Is a trip to Baja a kind of a kind of self-discovery in life after the big career?
Kevin: Yeah for sure this is what I am all about! Cruising living the dream. I have been doing a bunch of this stuff but not really sharing it. I guess it’s time to start.
Kevin Pritchard’s first V-Log – a trip to Punta San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico
Interview with Kevin Pritchard
Continentseven: What’s up in Maui? Do you spend much time on the water? Maui has been the best place
Kevin Pritchard: On earth!! So amazing. I have been on the water nearly everyday and having the time of my life! The last year having Maui almost to ourselves! I think we got a little spoiled.
C7: Creating a V-Log? Was that you idea?
KP: Haha it just came together. It was all about the board and trying to produce something that is different than the same old thing. I was so tired of just hard core ripping and now that I cruise more that rip I figured it’s time to put some more lifestyle into it.
C7: What motivated you to go for this video format? To grow numbers on the internet?
KP: Yeah well just for fun and get people stoked on windsurfing.
C7: You often followed other riders with your cam. Was it about time that you film yourself?
KP: Yeah for sure. I don’t really have a big ego anymore so I’m fine with not being in front of the lens. So to be back in front and to go out and do some shredding was kinda fun.
C7: Winning heats has been on your agenda for many years. You were one of the toughest windsurfers on tour. You managed to you dethrone Björn, the invincible rider. You won the Aloha Classic…Now life has changed a bit. Is a trip to Baja a kind of a kind of self-discovery in life after the big career?
KP: Yeah for sure this is what I am all about! Cruising living the dream. I have been doing a bunch of this stuff but not really sharing it. I guess it’s time to start.
C7: Do you still have many dreams?
KP: Not really. I just want to have fun and live my life with no regrets!! That’s about all!
C7: You lived in an era, when windsurfing was real and big. No social media, no online video channels. Windsurfing on TV. Now things have changed. How do you How do you experience this change of time and windsurfing?
KP: Yeah I guess we didn’t have to care about the media so much. The TV stuff the people were there and doing their thing and filming. Now you have to have your own filmer and own ideas to make things interesting!
C7: Would you like to turn back time or do you feel ready for it. The foiling, the vlogging, the winging ….
KP: Hah. Well it would be nice to turn it back on some things but others not really so much. Times are good right now. No pressure to perform and win and that’s really nice.
C7: Are you bored while windsurfing sometimes or do you still feel satisfied when being out there?
KP: Oh yeah for sure. But I still go out a lot. I enjoy the good days but if it’s bad I would rather find something else to do.
C7: Is windsurfing still your profession?
KP: Yeah, I still try and promote the brands that support me.
C7: Surfers often start a second career after their professional competition „life“. They start searching for remote waves, ride unknown breaks… Is that something for KP? Will you show us more than the Baja Waves in your next vlogs?
KP: Yeah I want to do another vlog !! I have a couple fun ideas to really start and ramp it up. Maybe I’ll become a YouTube star. Lol.
C7: Competitions, a participation in the Olympic Games or a return on tour is this something you are still thinking about?
KP: No not at all. No competition left in me. I don’t have that fire that you need to win.
C7: Is it really possible to change from a thoroughbred competitor to the complete opposite?
KP: Yeah. For sure. I don’t have any drive to beat anyone. Just cruise and have fun. Unless there’s a red flag going up! Lol.
Thanks much for the interview Kevin!!