Hi, I’m Rossel Bertoldo (23 years old) and I’m a young freestyler from south west of Sardinia, to be precise from the island Sant’antioco, where I put my first foot on a windsurf board.
I was 16 when my parents decide to move from Milan, to this beautiful island and the beginning for me was not so easy. I leaved my friends, my basketball team, and all my parents….in short I leaved my life.
I didn’t know what was windsurf, and I didn’t know what was freestyle for sure, and till the age of 18 I continue to play basketball in Carbonia (near S’Antantioco) .
18 giuly 2008 - This is the day in which my life has changed…
I was in the east side of lagune of S’Antantioco e was really hot….6-7 knots of mistral, hot water and my first board was a Starboard 107 from 2007 all surrounded by a lot of stinging jellyfish.
It’s hard when your coach is Gigi Madeddu…
Jellyfish help me because after 5 hours I was able to go straight and turn without fall…my legs were red and I felt a lot of pain but I was really happy.
Day by day I training hard and when I took I 90 lt tabou 2009 I did my first Vulcan.
Windsurfing became for me a kind of drugs and in 5 years I did a lot of progress, also because “sa Barra” my home spot it’s like a gym….the media of the wind in one years is around 240 day and flat water is the best for learn the moves.
I want to say thanks also to all the friends of Windsurfing club like Fausto Mattana, Stefano Salemi, Nicolò e Michele tagliafico and Wolfgang Strasser how are always in the water whit me and they incite after all the crashes!!!
Two month ago finally I found a small sponsor and I want to say thanks to White reef, Matteo Spanu and Gigi Madeddu.
PS: You can contact me via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to: White reef, windsurfing club sa barra and tabou