In today’s episode I interview professional windsurfer Sarah Hauser.
Sarah grew up in New Caledonia, a French Island, east of Australia and North of New Zealand. with a population of 300,000 people, She started windsurfing at 13, and knew that no matter what she had to do it as much as possible.
When Sarah was 18 she went to France for 5 years to earn her masters degree in computer science.
At 23, Sarah was now able to work for big companies, but nothing excited her as much as windsurfing. She decided to fly to Maui alone and enter a windsurfing competition. Sarah had not competed in 5 years, but she ended up getting 5th place and caught the attention of sponsors. Over the next couple years, Sarah gradually took extended trips to Hawaii. She competed in more competitions, met her future husband, and eventually made officially moved to Hawaii to pursue her dream.
Since turning pro in 2015, Sarah is a 2x International Windsurfing Tour Champion, and 3x Windsurfer of the Year.
In our conversation Sarah talks about
-the high altitude training she does on the top of 10,000 ft high volcanoes
-her strategy for when she gets washing-machined by a wave
-what compels her to ride waves that are big enough to kill her
-why she believes people connect so strongly with the ocean
-the multiple jobs she works on the island to fund her athletic career
-her tip for people overcoming their fear of getting pounded by the ocean
-the Bob Marley song she sings when she needs to calm her nerves on the waves
Enjoy my conversation with the fearless, dream-chasing, Sarah Hauser
Shownotes and resources can be found at arrowliving.com/sarahhauser