Catch up with Globalshots' athlete Max Rowe...

Despite being busy capturing some awesome shots out on Maui, Globalshots have found time to catch up with Team Rider Max Rowe. Fresh from a busy winter training in Brazil and South Africa, Max fills us in on his influences, claims to fame and his favourite non-windsurfing athletes...

Nickname: Wingnut

Howetown: Colchester, Essex, UK

Sponsors: Fanatic, North sails, ION, Club Vass and Globalshots

Sounds/Music: Pretty into the new Chilli Peppers album at the moment and a bit of Ed Sheeran.

Claim to fame: I was once on the UK TV show Snog, Marry, Avoid. Not as a contestant! But giving my opinion on how I’d rate these women!!!!

Influences: Andre Paskowski for his courage and hard work, Gollito, Tonky and Jay Haysey for his amazing one handed cut backs!

Favourite athlete outside of windsurfing: Would of said Travis Pastrana, but as Muzza said it in the previous interview, I’ll go with Shaun White.

What would you be doing if you weren’t windsurfing: Surfing!

Shout outs: To team Global and Mrs Haysey!

Pictures by Globalshots, Oliver Staufacher and Andraz Zan.

Over on our sister site, we've got Max lined up for a monthly feature that plans out the perfect year for your best chances of wind, warm water and sunshine. Check it out as it goes live next week.