Hello, welcome to Boards Windsurfing please use the links below to jump to a specific section.

Navigation Search Content Other Mpora Sites

The Stars of NWF: Megan Kraft

10:19 11th September 2012 by Amy Carter
4 Comments
Share:

NWF includes competition for all, like no other event does. From master blasters, to tow in and even the pick a pro night races, it really does have something for everyone. After another highly successful year, enjoyed by many Boards catches up with a few stars of the event. First up is the winner of the NWF night race, alongside Nik Baker, Megan Kraft.

Megan Kraft

Meg on the podium!

Name: Megan Kraft

DOB:  3rd Jan 2000

Windsurfing history: O started properly when I was 9, using a 1.6m rig, but used to play on a skateboard that my dad rigged up with footstraps and mast foot for a 0.8m rig, which we just held onto as he span us around as if we were windsurfing when I was 3 or 4 years old.

Who has inspired/influenced you in windsurfing?  

Have to say my Dad, because he has! And we’ve got loads of cool kit thanks to him.

Why did you enter NWF? 

Dad was asked to cover for Chris Lewis running the Turbo 15, so he offered me chance to have his ticket instead …. Thanks Chris, I’m so glad you couldn’t make it ;) haha

What fleet did you enter, where did you finish and what was the experience like?

Turbo 15 Sub 5m fleet …. It wasn’t very windy at all so pretty difficult on a 3.5m to get moving at times, but all the kids were such good fun that it didn’t really matter who finished where. I would have preferred to win all the races of course, but I was just saving myself for the night race!

Megan Kraft and Nik Baker

Megan Kraft and Nik Baker in the night race

What was your favourite part of the event this year? 

The night race, which was awesome. Choosing Nik Baker to be on my team was really cool, as he calls me his little team rider because I have an ION wetsuit. He was really worried that he might be the slow one on our team which was really funny. It was so cool to win the race … Running up to finish with Nik with all of the crowd cheering was just awesome. Getting a really cool trophy that Dad’s mate from Surfmirror had made and standing on podium with it in front of everyone was so cool too :)

Have you entered any other windsurfing events this year?

I am in the Spray Sprites Team 15 squad and raced at the South East inter club events, but this was my first time ever at NWF. I’ve been to loads of big windsurfing events with my dad before but NWF was the coolest :)

Megan Kraft

Megan Kraft in the Live lounge

What’s next for you? 

Sleep, I’m knackered lol!

What do you want to progress next with your windsurfing? 

I want to be planing using harness and footstraps so I can go faster than my Dad. I’m going to carry on with Team 15 as it’s such good fun and I’ve made so many new friends windsurfing. Who knows where windsurfing will take me? Wherever it does, I think it will be fun :)

 

  1. Simon B

    This sums up the joy of the whole event… wind or not!

  2. Krafty

    Nice one Meg, think you’ll be needing a trophy shelf sorting!!!

    And don’t worry about what the Sheriff and Kernel say, your dad’s still pretty quick when he puts his mind to it, in fact he goes a bit like an Exocet ;)

    Big well done to the whole team behind the scenes that put the event together and help to run this massive event seemlessly too.

  3. julian Williams

    Meg you were great and do not worry about the harness and footstraps because you are already faster than your Dad ..

    1. Allan Cross

      And I second that…..

X
NWF 2012. Image credit Dave White.

Also in Features

NWF Live

Read More