Japanese supertalent

Japanese Severne rider Takumi Moriya masters an impressive amount of moves at the young age of just 13. In this interview, we learn about his background and how he is so good at such a young age. 

Check also Takumi’s mini freestyle clip displaying lots of impressive freestyle moves at the end of the interview.

Where did you live in Japan?
I live in Hamamatsu-City,  Shizuoka Prefecture.

When did you start windsurfing and why?
I started at 6 years old. My dad was a windsurfing shop.

How long have you been sailing with Severne?
For about two years now.

We see lots of good, young Japanese riders. Is the sport of windsurfing growing in Japan?
In Japan, the population of windsurfing is increasing and the number of children practising the sport is increasing. It’s great to see.

In 2019 you competed for the first time on the PWA in the Junior fleet, how was your first impression of Fuerteventura?
I was very nervous but I enjoyed it.

You do both freestyle and wave, what is your favourite discipline of the two?
I’m a freestyler at heart.

You have been using the Redback sails for all of your sailing, how has the impression been compared to the previous XS-3 sails?
It’s very powerful and lightweight. and I think it’s easier to use than the previous XS-3.

Who at the moment is your biggest inspiration?
Takuma Sugi and Lennart Neubauer.

You are 13 now,  where would you like to be in 5 years?
I want to be a world champion.

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