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#15 Robby Naish - “If I wasn’t windsurfing I’d be working at McDonalds”

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  • Ben Fritsch
    Ben Fritsch 2 жыл бұрын +30

    This was just the best podcast ever. Not many years behind this guy, i got so much stoke and motivation and positivity from him! Thank you Maciek and the Windsurfing TV crew for making it happen

  • Den Go Foiling
    Den Go Foiling 2 жыл бұрын +37

    I can't believe you guys managed to get Robby on podcast! 🥳 Well done👍

    • Maciek Rutkowski
      Maciek Rutkowski 2 жыл бұрын +8

      Den Go Windsurf was actually pretty easy about it! Stoked!! 🤙🏼

  • Ad Bouwens
    Ad Bouwens 2 жыл бұрын +7

    I met Robby once in Scheveningen( 1984, the Pall Mall Worldcup) It was about 8 or 9 oclock in the morning. It was rainy, no wind. Robby was rigging up his sails behind fences. I was the only one that early morning. Those days a 60.000 would show up. I wanted to see my hero and all the other surfers( Pete Cabrina, Jurgen Honschreid, etc) Robby saw me standing in the rain and envided me in the teamtruck or teamcontainer from Mistral/ Gaastra/O’neill.
    We talked about the bad weather, the windsurf conditions, the equipment he used, etc. I was 19 and he too i think. I feld soo good. When i hear him talking in this interview a hear the same guy as in those days: relaxed, honest and no tough talk. We are now 36 on and he is still my hero.
    I am 56 and Robby about the same. Still passionate about surfing.
    Thanks Robby
    Ps: I still have an expensive book of yours with windsurfing tricks......
    the hardest trick was the duckjibe and railride......times have changed. Ha ha. Great!!

  • Dave O'Riordan
    Dave O'Riordan 2 жыл бұрын +18

    Keep it going. That was brilliant. I find myself just waiting for these podcasts every Wednesday.

  • Kevin Suarez
    Kevin Suarez 2 жыл бұрын +12

    Robby is and ALWAYS will be #1!!!!! He is the definition of the windsurfing lifestyle and I support him 100 percent. Great interview POL23🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙

  • Elliv Wiking
    Elliv Wiking 2 жыл бұрын +37

    One of the best ”interviewes” ever! All kind! All people!
    The King is spot on! I know. I just started windsurf again after 30 years of absence but the thrill is still there. Once a surfer allways a surfer!👍

    • Strovolos Avaleiria
      Strovolos Avaleiria  Жыл бұрын +1

      planning on getting back on the water after 20 years. just waiting for the covid rules to drop, cant wait!

    • Michal
      Michal 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Same. After 10 years of break with WSa d only Surfing. Started learning wave sailing

    • KK Icons
      KK Icons 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @SuperFlo8888 That's great! I got back on the water one time this summer, and that's been a goal for about 30 years. Had a few equipment and wind (it was dead, and all of a sudden it was a lightning storm lol) issues, but hey I got to windsurf with some ducks, and didn't hit any SUP's so that is something.

    • SuperFlo8888
      SuperFlo8888 2 жыл бұрын +4

      Elliv Wiking I was absence almost 18 yrs too! 😳now ! I am back! First day take off from upwind side and come back to end of beach😂! After month ! Getting better! I can mowing the ocean lawn 🤣

  • 65chilipepper
    65chilipepper 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Fantastic. He is my inspiration keeping me on the water. I got into Wing-Foiling this year after 29 years of windsurfing. A board, two foils, and two wings. All Naish gear. A very easy and fun sport to learn.

  • A N
    A N 2 жыл бұрын +11

    Great interview! :) Robby is so damn humble

  • ChrisNokk
    ChrisNokk 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Yes, take on the father of windsurfing before it’s too late! Great interview with Robby and amazed to sense the love, appreciation and stoke he gets out of the ocean...

  • nicolaas dam
    nicolaas dam 2 жыл бұрын +5

    This is why Robby is still and will always be #1 - as a person! Great interview, Maciek!

  • Alien Lifeform Research
    Alien Lifeform Research 2 жыл бұрын +15

    Great job Maciek with these long form conversations. Thank you.

  • Dave McKenzie
    Dave McKenzie 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Fantastic to hear so much from Robby, always the greatest ambassador for the industry.

  • Joe Spangenberger
    Joe Spangenberger 2 жыл бұрын +5

    A classic! Robby Naish, the king! Humble and friendly as always... great Podcast!

  • Olivier Coupez
    Olivier Coupez 2 жыл бұрын +13

    Awesome to see this legend taking the time to share :)

  • Bas van der Velden
    Bas van der Velden 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Thanks Robby and Maciek for this interview. I am almost 51 and picked up windsurfing 4 years ago after more than 25 years of absence. I didn't realize I was a fan of Robby until now. Being stoked will be my life motto for the years to come. I hope and will try to spread the vibe: love of nature, elements and life! It will make earth a better place :)
    Maciek, keep up the good work. I don't know you as a surfer but as an interviewer youre impression is pure and honest. Thanks again!

  • Dan Fairweather
    Dan Fairweather 2 жыл бұрын +5

    "I don't wanna play F*cking golf!" What a legend. Such a GREAT interview, thanks for sharing

  • Turbodudedk
    Turbodudedk 2 жыл бұрын +7

    Greaaaat job, lot of work. Your are doing a super thing for the sport interviewing amazing surfers. Hearing it everytime and loving it, great to hear some background stories of what we have dreamed about. Keep it up 💪🏻❤️👍🏻👌🏻🙂

  • Mihai Corlan
    Mihai Corlan 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Respect! A pleasure to hear Robby's journey and feel the passion for water sports.

  • Philippe Giboulot
    Philippe Giboulot 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I grew up from windsurfing on the 70s having the image of Robby as being mr Nice guy, and I always wondered if it was true. My feeling after that podcast now is that this guy is incredibly honest and faithful in his approach toward life, sponsors, or even interviewers. A great lesson for us all, and for the next generations.

  • François PETTORELLI
    François PETTORELLI 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Hats off guys! Amazing, fantastic, down to earth, humble, story telling, grounded, I smiled all the way listening to Robby. I am happy he is doing good, he deserves it. What a man, what a figure, what a life....share the stoke and surf the "wave"....🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼

  • sandervanholland
    sandervanholland 2 жыл бұрын +1

    That was just great! Can’t find the words to express it.
    Great interview with a living legend, still sharing the stoke!

  • J. A
    J. A 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Loved it...loved it....loved it!!! Awesome to listen to Robbie reflect on more than forty years of windsurfing and water sports stoke. Well spoken and entertaining. Certainly one of the ambassador’s I looked to back in the day.

  • TheDunny888
    TheDunny888 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I just watched it again. Superb. Also really impressed the way Maciek didn’t let him off easily! Good work sir🤙

  • WindsurfingPassion
    WindsurfingPassion 2 жыл бұрын +2

    another great great episode!!! so down to hearth, simple and direct. Loved it
    I would love to hear Francisco Goya

  • Callingwind
    Callingwind 2 жыл бұрын +6

    Amazing to get Robby on this channel.

  • Tono Legarda
    Tono Legarda 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Finally - THE KING! I watched most of the windsurf clips on Gillete Wide World of Sports in the mid-eighties with the hope that I would be able to windsurf one day. I took it up late but it has been 20 years and going strong with my 99 liter and 6.0. Thanks for the continuous inspiration!

  • Sebastian Archambeaud
    Sebastian Archambeaud 2 жыл бұрын +3

    It was a sick one. Never had an opinion of him as a human, awesome to see his amazing passion for the sport. Well done with the interview too👍

  • Ronald Van den Berg
    Ronald Van den Berg 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Amazing, what a legend and at the same time such a humble person and clarity of thought on what drives and motivates him. Well done to the interviewer and team.

  • Aloha29 wind
    Aloha29 wind 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Great one.. Really love it... Robby unbelievable passionate... Keep doing the good work 👍👌

  • Knut Mathisen
    Knut Mathisen 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Love it 🤟 What he says about retired windsurfers are true. I’m same age and have started up again after being grandad. And the passion is still the same. Hangloose 🤟

  • Robert Wagner
    Robert Wagner 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you so much guys. What a great and honest interview! No filter. So many insights I never heard of. So happy to see my hero (since 35 years, crazy! ) still young at heart and transporting the true spirit of windsurfing and watersports and sharing his passion. Legend! Started out on the mistral competition in 1980 and now total into windsurf foiling. Glad to be part of this revolution of all watersports. And really good to hear that it´s also kids getting into the wing thing. Best windsurf interview ever! Thanks & bravo Maciek!

  • Uno H.
    Uno H. 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Great podcast. Thanks!!!!! US1111, #1 Windsurfer ever. True to the sport. It's about having FUN!!!!

  • André Oost NED204
    André Oost NED204 2 жыл бұрын +7

    his perspective on life and being out there, just love it.

  • Tony Rusi
    Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I love the inflatable wing! It reminds me of hang gliding which I also love! But Robby is right, Wingfoils should be mass produced and cheap, because there are ten times as many sub-15 knot lakes around the world that nobody sails on anymore because you couldn’t even get on a plane!

  • James L. Elcome  /  Digital Creator
    James L. Elcome / Digital Creator 2 жыл бұрын +1

    This is great , nice to hear from the king, his majesty! lol awesome pod cast!

  • cjobim
    cjobim 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks so much for this! A great interview of an awesome guy. A very good moment at 1.06.40

  • Bill Huggin
    Bill Huggin 2 жыл бұрын +1

    The most authentic ambassador to any sport. Always inspiring.

  • doofercall
    doofercall 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Amazing, I loved that. There’s space in two hours for so many insights into the man and the history, and he’s such a grounded modest person who knows what is really important. And still central to pushing wind-and-water sports ever forward.
    So, Hoyle Schweitzer next?

    • Windsurfing.TV
      Windsurfing.TV  2 жыл бұрын +1

      @doofercall When i say edit it, i don't mean cut bits out. i just mean add relevant clips to what he's talking about. To do this takes a lot of time (time cost money) as you have to first find the clips (the hard bit) then find the bit to drop it in.
      I know i bore people every week with my 'support the channel' but if everyone did... this podcast would have video in it!' ...plus lots more things could happen.

    • doofercall
      doofercall 2 жыл бұрын

      @Windsurfing.TV ha, yeah I know it's already a lot of work but I didn't mean to imply you should edit it - on the contrary I like seeing the whole thing because it gives the full picture. Really great work

    • Windsurfing.TV
      Windsurfing.TV  2 жыл бұрын +1

      totally agree.. we did do that for the first couple but it was costing a lot of money.
      As you can imagine 2hr podcast and finding the clips takes a lot of time. If MORE people support the channel I will put more money into the podcasts. But at the moment it’s difficult to justify it.
      Do you support the channel with 'Beer money'? if yes.. thanks for the support. You are helping the channel produce these podcasts!

  • SuperFlo8888
    SuperFlo8888 2 жыл бұрын +5

    The beauty is what is said: used what you have and working on that! When you have new equipment and jump to next leave, that is how will improve your tech! Real legend! Robby: give you so much respectful! Aloha!

  • andre sabino nunes da costa
    andre sabino nunes da costa 2 жыл бұрын

    Congratulations to Windsurfing TV and to Maciek for this super interesting interview.
    Thanks Robby Naish for all you have done for windsurf!

  • Adrian McInnes
    Adrian McInnes 2 жыл бұрын

    Congrats Maciek for a great interview well deserved after all the hours you have put in -keep em up! Pod cast suggestions- Party animal please ‘that turned up to their heat straight from the club’. Oh and a ‘Christmas special’ where you get past guests back in a group meeting for a laugh would be fun!

  • Streetsailing
    Streetsailing 5 ай бұрын

    I watched the whole thing! It took me 3 sittings but I'm so glad I did. Robby is still King in my book. Looking forward to the Hoyle Podcast.

  • Nicolas Espinasse
    Nicolas Espinasse 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Legend on every aspect. Especially for guys that lived this "golden" era as kids reading Wind magazine every month like psychopaths, dreaming on new moves at night. Listening to Robby is like an instant emotionnal jump back in time. Strange though to hear the cigarette industry was the main financial support for our sport to go big back in the days. Antagonist world. And yes, I join the growing list of old 50+ dudes riding again for 3 years, and it's the best decision I ever made. And we all owe it to you in a way. Amazing :-)
    And don't forget to support WindSurfing TV !! :p)

  • Hugo Peters
    Hugo Peters 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Best podcast in this series so far.

  • Martin Bailly
    Martin Bailly 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Great podcast ! Thank you Ben !

  • Jay Heathcliff Fanshawe
    Jay Heathcliff Fanshawe 2 жыл бұрын

    Robby love the commitment to the sport , grew up with you in the 80s , and I am at 56 still feeling the stoke! Glad you are too! You signed a small poster years ago when we were in Maui, to give out for a local regatta, it was the grand prize! Kudos and Well done!

  • tontubecb
    tontubecb 4 ай бұрын

    How did I miss this interview!!! Exhilirating for someone who started windsurfing in France in 1982 and always held Robby as my idol eventhough he is only a few years older...
    Thanks for sharing this, I just love it! It reminded the soul of the sport and why I am so much into it while sailing so little unfortunately!

  • Mário Milhazes
    Mário Milhazes 2 жыл бұрын +2

    So awesome to listen to the King!! 👏👏🙏🙏

  • Crown
    Crown 3 ай бұрын

    Robby at his best !!! What a great interview Maciek! Such a rich testimony from the great sportsman and person !

  • Bartholomeus BNE - Windsurfing Insta360 clips

    I remember being a spotty 14-year-old at the Zandvoort (NL) World Cup - getting my Quiksilver jacket signed by Robby. Still a fan! Still windsurfing (again - back after 25 yrs or so).

  • pcaz man
    pcaz man  Жыл бұрын

    This was great. enjoyed it alot. I am restoring 80's boards and love it.

  • SuperFlo8888
    SuperFlo8888 2 жыл бұрын +4

    1:08:57 What Robby said: that make me feeling his intelligent jump to next level, the Aloha sprite in his heart! Wonderful 🤙

  • Matt Bartlett
    Matt Bartlett 3 ай бұрын

    Just came across this great Interview from 2020. I started windsurfing in 76', and would see Robby in various magazines, but before computers there wasn't much information, especially in Austin.
    What a cool guy with great life philosophy. We think a lot alike. I did some racing back in the 80's on Div 2 boards, but just going out and progressing personally was more fun than racing. Never stopped windsurfing. Now at 60 Y.O. having a blast windfoiling. His reference to "watching the trees" for wind back in the day really hit home. Well done Windsurfing TV !,

  • tefocoto
    tefocoto 2 жыл бұрын

    Thank you guys, it was a pleasure listening to this!

  • Roberto Ribeiro marques
    Roberto Ribeiro marques 2 жыл бұрын +1

    great job Maciek. naish is the true ambassador for the sport👏👏👏👏👏

  • Mr Riesen
    Mr Riesen 2 жыл бұрын

    Owned a Windsurfer 103 and back in the 80s starting going to Oahu and made a side trip to Naish's shop one day and lost my mind looking at all the super cool custom boards. Bought a 9'2" wing pin with 2 thrusters. I came back to Canada with that board and my buddies were so jealous. That board was fast without the thrusters, turned awesome with them. Took it to the Hood River that summer, it would be 20 of us sailing at Swell City, amazing days. Robby is right, the coolness just doesn't stop, now started foiling, just awesome.

  • davide carbone
    davide carbone 2 жыл бұрын

    The story the legend,thanks Ben!!!!!

  • Gregory Hughes
    Gregory Hughes  Жыл бұрын

    "These are the sports (windsurfing) people do because they fill you with life". No truer words spoken.

  • Tony Rusi
    Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I’d love to see Robby Naish make and sell an inflatable beach hang-glider! Something that you could pack down and stuff in your car trunk! Dune Gooning at the beach is a blast! But it’s gonna need to be 3 times the wingspan, so it will need internal telescopic carbon-fiber tubing and Spectra kite-strings for wires, and a super light paraglider harness.

    • Tony Rusi
      Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын


  • Richard Cooper
    Richard Cooper 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Fantastic podcast 👍👍👍

  • Fernando A
    Fernando A 2 жыл бұрын

    Bravo Maciek!...great podcast. Robby is a true gentleman a really nice person and a legend. Met him some 25 years ago at Pozo during a PBA event under a burning sun and he was kind enough to chat with me in the middle of the competition. A week later I was with my newly wedded wife on a plane to Maui to enjoy our honeymoon....

  • niquedouille
    niquedouille 2 жыл бұрын

    Best podcast ever !
    AA top 3 of robby naish.. He knows his stuff ! God himself.

  • Edouard
    Edouard  Жыл бұрын +1

    Such a legend!!

  • Nicolas Mueller
    Nicolas Mueller 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome podcast! Very interesting.🤙

  • Paul Olsen
    Paul Olsen 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Wow, not pretentious, not full of himself and so totally down to earth, he truly is the king of our sport. How do you follow that one up Maciek?

    • Maciek Rutkowski
      Maciek Rutkowski 2 жыл бұрын +1

      I think Bjorn gets really misunderstood with that little weird thing you’re saying. Jimmy Diaz talked about it really nicely on his episode. Maybe that’s a nice talking point when he decided to pick my invitation up :)

    • Paul Olsen
      Paul Olsen 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Maciek Rutkowski Hoyle would be awesome. Dunkerbeck would be interesting, though I reckon he would also be pretty polarizing. He may be one of the greatest, but there's something about him that I'm not sure about, possibly the almost exact opposite of Robbie in temperament.

    • Tony Rusi
      Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +1


    • Maciek Rutkowski
      Maciek Rutkowski 2 жыл бұрын

      paulsp2k haha not easy, what do you suggest? 😁

  • Phil S
    Phil S 2 жыл бұрын

    Nice interview with the legend. What would make it even better would be some shots of the things Robby talks about e.g. the people, boards/kit, spots etc as you go along...

    • Windsurfing.TV
      Windsurfing.TV  2 жыл бұрын +2

      Phil S totally agree.. we did do that for the first couple but it was costing a lot of money. As you can imagine 2hr podcast and finding the clips takes a lot of time. If more people support the channel I will put more money into the podcasts. But at the moment it’s difficult to justify it.

  • Andie Trosper DeRoux
    Andie Trosper DeRoux 2 жыл бұрын

    What a fucking treat. Thank you so much Robby & Windsurfing TV! LEGEND!!!!

  • Gary Churchill
    Gary Churchill 2 жыл бұрын

    It must be bloody brilliant and almost like going back 30 years before everyone came to Maui and packed out the beaches and the best spots. You've been blessed to be living in a time machine. Everywhere else in the world the beaches are packed because they can't travel. \\Hope you appreciate the emptiness it's a once in a lifetime experience, make the most of it, Surprised you don't mention it.Can't really get my head around the wingsurfing thing if you're a windsurfer, seems different but nowhere near as easy nor efficient as a decent windsurfing rig apart from the novelty factor and ease of rigging up. Just sayin' The stories of the progression are absolutely fascinating, this is the best documentary I've ever seen. Congrats.

  • Ahmet Cem TURAN
    Ahmet Cem TURAN 2 жыл бұрын +9

    Awesome. Robby Naish my hero. (52 myself)

    • SuperFlo8888
      SuperFlo8888 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Ahmet Cem TURAN good part he is organic made😎! Everything is real! Not rely on equipments etc...🤙

  • Vyle Art
    Vyle Art 2 жыл бұрын

    Great interview. Very meaningful topics.

  • Kostas Levrakis
    Kostas Levrakis 2 жыл бұрын +8

    I don’t want to f***ing play golf! I want to go windsurfing!! 😂👌

  • Ian Parker
    Ian Parker  Жыл бұрын

    Love his attitude to all water sports

  • Stephen Bond
    Stephen Bond 4 ай бұрын

    Would be great to have Robby Naish on Joe Rogan , I think that would work well as Joe Rogan would so dig that sporting history from the GOAT

  • Fashionphotographer
    Fashionphotographer 2 жыл бұрын

    Hey Rob, amazing that you finally give such a massive interview..... VERY COOL !..... ..Kuky

    ALBERTO ESPINOSA 2 жыл бұрын

    Thanks a lot guys,waiting this interview for ages....

  • Matt Farrah
    Matt Farrah 2 жыл бұрын

    Echo all th eother comments: great interview with a guy who has inspired generations, and driven multiple watersports with real passion.

  • Alex Dugan
    Alex Dugan 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Yesss!!! Looking forward to watching this later 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Tony Rusi
    Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I saw a KZclip of guy who was ridge soaring a beach cliff with a paraglider, and he had a little wake board and he drops into the surf and starts kitesurfing with the paraglider! That was a pretty cool transition!

    • Tony Rusi
      Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын


  • pschiks
    pschiks 2 жыл бұрын +5

    It is just about having fun and share the passion of the sports with other people.....

  • Gust Hunter
    Gust Hunter 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Great interview!

  • Tim Morris
    Tim Morris 2 жыл бұрын

    That was amazing!

  • Tony Rusi
    Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +7

    Definitely interview Hoyle Schweitzer!

  • Tony Rusi
    Tony Rusi 2 жыл бұрын +7

    No just call me Rob! Gotta love his Karma!

  • coolinolympia !
    coolinolympia !  Жыл бұрын

    Great interview!!!

  • kurateam
    kurateam 2 жыл бұрын +2

    The One And Only!!! Mistrz!!!

  • Soren Wolff
    Soren Wolff 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Can you recall your favorite wind tree. The 15 knt tree. And the 20+ knt tree.

  • Jose Nobrega
    Jose Nobrega 2 жыл бұрын +2


  • Simply 3D
    Simply 3D 2 жыл бұрын +1

    great interview tx !!

  • Tena Lock
    Tena Lock  Жыл бұрын

    Very Cool. I never liked the gear focus in the wind sports industry.

  • Vincenzo Di Pisa
    Vincenzo Di Pisa 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Robby doesn't golf, I knew it!!!!

  • Christoph Vollertsen
    Christoph Vollertsen 2 жыл бұрын

    I still have my '92 Robby Naish and Jutta Müller Autogramm Shirt.. ;-).. Great talk about great days..

  • jay mark
    jay mark 2 жыл бұрын +2

    wooo the king finally!!!!

  • tom court
    tom court 2 жыл бұрын

    nice work ben!!

  • FredSurfBlog
    FredSurfBlog 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Great talk, but to short!! Haha

  • Diego Natal
    Diego Natal 2 жыл бұрын

    Nice interview!!!

  • Ad Bouwens
    Ad Bouwens 2 жыл бұрын

    I’m having about the same age as Robby( i’m 56) and he still is my idol. Am i weird?

    • Nick Field
      Nick Field 2 жыл бұрын

      No, I’m 62 and he’s been my idol for about 40 years!!

    • Maciek Rutkowski
      Maciek Rutkowski 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Ad Bouwens no!!

  • Klaas Wientjes
    Klaas Wientjes 2 жыл бұрын

    Naish truly nice guy

  • Michael D
    Michael D 2 жыл бұрын

    Ben, you asked for names of potential interview partners. I suggest that Maciek interviews yourself :)

  • Luke Doughty
    Luke Doughty 2 жыл бұрын +1


  • Lawrence Stewart
    Lawrence Stewart 2 жыл бұрын +1

    windsurf foiling is easy in light winds.