Ricardo Campello (31) is one of the wildest wave windsurfers on our planet. He went for triple forward loop attempts, can land Push Loop Forwards ankle dry and nails Back Loops off the lip at Ho’okipa or at the reefs of Los Roques. Unluckily he injured his ankle during an unspectacular crash in a small wave at Ho’okipa in April 12th, 2016 and had to undergo surgery and an intense recovery program. Imagine, he was still in a cast in the last week of May. Now he is almost back and will give it a try in the next competition at Cabezo, Tenerife.
We hooked up with Ricardo to speak about his current situation and his expectations about the upcoming wave event on Tenerife. Read the interview below.
Interview with Ricardo Campello
Continentseven: Ricardo how is your foot? Getting better?
Ricardo Campello: Yes, my foot is getting better and better everyday. I actually don’t really have much pain where I had the surgeries, but at other parts of the foot but the progress is going fast.
Continentseven: Did you already try to windsurf and how was it?
Ricardo Campello: Yes, a few days before Pozo I went out to see if could go sailing and how I felt because I needed to make a decision if I would make it to Pozo or not. In most of the moves it was ok, but when I had a bad landing or a bad movement it was painful so I decided to rest a bit more and get ready for Tenerife!!